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UNLEASH YOUR SWING
With the Most Revolutionary Bat in a Generation
Axe is an entirely new concept for bats, built on the fact that the old, round knob does not help the hitter. The patented Axe handle puts the bat in your fingertips for a consistent swing plane and a freer release. Check it out in the slow-mo video below!
Made to Fit Your Hands
When you pick up the Axe, you can feel how it is made to fit your hands. The oval contours of the Axe handle and the angle of the base aligns with the natural angle of your hand. These deliver important benefits later in your swing.
As a former player, I just like the way your hands fit when you grab it. It just feels so comfortable.
~ John Kruk, former MLB player, current analyst for ESPN
Puts the Handle In Your Fingertips
The bat works more efficiently when held in your fingertips as opposed to in your palm. When gripping the bat in your palm, hitters tend to over-grip, bringing tension into their swings. The oval shape of the Axe handle pushes the bat out into your fingertips, providing a tension-free swing. Less tension in your swing gives you greater energy transfer through the ball.
The Axe handle puts the bat out into my fingertips – where I want to be.
~ Stuart Parkinson, 17-year-old high school player
Consistent Swing Plane
Staying on your established swing plane is key. The Axe handle’s oval nature establishes one plane, enabling you to stay on the correct plane or sense when the barrel comes out of that plane. The traditional round handle does not have one set swing plane due to the circular handle, leaving much more guesswork for the hitter.
The Axe handle keeps the bat on plane through the ball. I can feel it right away if my hands come outside the ball.
~Jonathan Scott, Major Slowpitch Softball star
Powerful Contact Position
Consistent hand position through the point of contact is critical. With a round handle, you may 'roll over' or 'scoop' with little change in how the bat feels in your hands. Not being able to feel this effect makes it difficult to correct on your next swing. The oval shape of the Axe handle provides feedback you can feel through the point of contact. This enables you to get into a powerful palm up/palm down contact position more consistently.
The oval shape keeps my son in a palm up palm down contact position.
~Jim Schultz, dad of 12-year-old player
Less restriction throughout the swing provides better bat speed and a freer release through contact. The traditional round knob protrudes into the palm, causing restriction in the swing. The Axe handle has a flat backside, with no protrusions into the palm, allowing for an unrestricted swing with a freer release.
The shape of the Axe enables me to get my hands faster through the hitting zone. The traditional round knob cuts into my palm, and I feel like I can’t get through the ball as well.
~Danielle Lawrie, Major Fastpitch Softball Star, 2-time NCAA Player of the Year
Axe Bats Are Risk Free
The best way to understand the benefits of the Axe bat is simply to swing one. Try ANY Axe bat risk-free for 30 days. If you don't love it, send it back for a full refund.
The Science Behind the Axe
We build Axe bats with barrels and features that are second-to-none. Larry Carlson, Baden's Director of R&D and 28 year veteran in bat technologies, explains more in this series of videos:
Intro to The Axe Weight & Balance
Barrel Performance - Ball Cannon Barrel Performance - Compression
Feel, Vibration & Flex Durability
Materials & Composite One-Sided Hitting
The First Bat Built from End-to-End
Axe bats are approved at all levels of play in baseball, fastpitch, and slowpitch.
Introduced in 2012, the Axe handle is hailed as a breakthrough by players and coaches from youth leagues to the pros. Designed based on the shape of an ax handle, the patented Axe handle gives you an ergonomic fit that delivers better performance and comfort. Every part of the shape was analyzed and tested by our development team, resulting in an Axe handle that gives you the best fit, while providing better swing leverage, control, and freedom through release than the traditional round knob.
Plus-Plus™ Composite Technology
Baden developed Plus-Plus™ Composite Technology specifically for the Axe Avenge line of composite fastpitch and slowpitch bats. Using the lightest, more durable carbon fiber on the market, we've reinforced the hitting side to meet our durability standards for one-sided hitting. Plus-Plus™ makes it possible for hitters to have composite barrel performance with the Axe handle. The Axe Avenge line delivers optimum balance, super-fast swing speeds, and above all, barrel performance that surpasses the competition.
LP™ Scandium Alloy
LP™ Scandium Alloy was created from a combination of elements to deliver performance and durability under one-sided hitting conditions. In addition to resisting dents and cracks, LP™ Scandium alloy provides explosive pop and a large sweet spot for best-in-class performance.
Engineered Hitting Zone
The Axe handle delivers benefits beyond the grip – it allows our engineers to hone in on the hitting side of the bat. Axe bats are unique in that they have an engineered hitting zone, where we optimize everything – balance, sweet spot, barrel performance, and durability – for your contact point.