RipTide (later RipTide Red) was a middleweight robot built by Team Wetware which competed in the final two seasons of BattleBots. It was a black robot armed with two vertically-spinning discs. It didn't perform well in competition, losing both of its matches.

The team that built RipTide also built Mr. Bonestripper and Abbatoir.

Robot history

Season 4.0

Riptide pits

The season 4.0 RipTide in the pits

RipTide was set against 2925 Jack Rabbit. Jack Rabbit seemed hesitant to attack at first, even though only one of Riptide's discs was spinning much. The bots circled each other for position, and Riptide's discs mysteriously stopped. Jackrabbit tried to rake the opportunity to ram it, but missed, and instead punched a 1" hole in the spike strip backing. Jack Rabbit did get a few rams in after that, though, and looked very strong, despite hitting the wall a few more times, as well. Jack Rabbit won, 35-10.

Season 5.0

RipTide, now RipTide Red, was going to fight Chiabot this season. However, RipTide Red had technical issues and was forced to forfeit. Chiabot won by default RipTide Red was eliminated yet again.


  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 2
Wins Losses
Season 4.0 None 2925 Jack Rabbit
Season 5.0 None Chiabot (Forfeit)