The Axe wasn’t an accidental or arbitrary design. Over 150 years ago, when baseball bats were first made, the only technology available was a lathe. Because a lathe spins a bat on an axis, the entire bat had to be round, including the knob and handle. Now we have the ability to manufacture the handle in a way that makes the most sense for the hitter. Now, every curve and angle is bio-mechanically superior to the old, round knob, and every other bat on the market.
Everywhere! The Axe handle is approved in all major, amateur, and professional leagues in baseball, fastpitch softball, and slowpitch softball. Every Axe Bat is tuned to the maximum legal performance under all new bat regulations.
Approvals include: MLB, BBCOR, USSSA, Little League, Babe Ruth Baseball, Dixie Youth Baseball, Pony Baseball, AABC, ASA, ISA, ISF, and NCAA. Check your required league approvals prior to purchasing your Axe.
I notice with the Axe Bat, you will be hitting only on one side of the bat. Will the Axe Bat wear out more quickly than your competitors bats?
No. Because we know where the ball will hit the bat, we can focus our construction on that portion of the bat – what we call the Engineered Hitting Zone. Round knob bats have to make their bat durable from every direction; we’re able to fine-tune and perfect one hitting face.
Regardless if you’re a lefty or a righty, you will only hit the Axe on a 330° portion of the barrel. This is the ‘Engineered Hitting Zone.’ The top of the bat (the 30° non-hitting portion of the barrel) is the only area of the bat not designed for maximum performance and durability. On the Axe the ball only makes contact with the “sweet spot” and ours is as big or bigger than anybody’s.
Because the Axe Bat requires one-sided hitting, what do you do differently than other manufacturers to ensure durability and pop?
Depending on barrel material, we utilize several different technologies to achieve one sided hitting:
- Composite: Our composite bats use ++ technology. ++ uses additional layers of carbon fiber in the hitting zone, literally making the barrel thicker where the ball strikes. To maximize the performance, we added an asymmetric ‘C’ shaped slip plane which makes this thick hitting wall perform like two very hot thin walls.
- Alloy: We use military grade LP Scandium Alloy that has an incredibly high strength to weight ratio. We then use a proprietary combination of swedging and machining to put pop and durability in the hitting zone, and shave weight everywhere else. One-sided hitting lets us maximize pop, durability and balance in a single bat.