Axe Bat feedback

MidAtlanticDad posted:

Would you please give some detail of what you mean by the bottom hand spinning around the handle. Thanks

Try an experiment.  Put some electrical tape on the handle of any bat, lengthwise.  Using the box grip of MLB hitters, line up the far side of the tape with:

- bottom of bottom hand, first pinkie joint past the knuckle

- top of top hand, knuckle

(A pic would be easier than my long description above, but I can't hold the bat and take a pic, sorry.)

Now take some dry swings, and see which hand moves on the bat. 

My son started with the Driveline over/underload bats with Axe handles.  He was skeptical at first but now prefers the handle.  In terms of benefits, I have not seen any, but if you are more comfortable then there should be some benefit.

Swing one once.  They do have a nice feel to them.  And if Driveline is partnering with them, I don't think it's a gimmick.

SultanofSwat posted:
MidAtlanticDad posted:

Would you please give some detail of what you mean by the bottom hand spinning around the handle. Thanks

Now take some dry swings, and see which hand moves on the bat. 

OK, and you think that movement is important? I'm asking bc my son recently broke the hook of the hamate bone in his lower hand. I've read that the axe handle distributes the impact of hitting better across the palm of the bottom hand. Axe offers a 30 day money-back guarantee. I'm thinking it's worth trying out.

MidAtlanticDad posted:
SultanofSwat posted:
MidAtlanticDad posted:

Would you please give some detail of what you mean by the bottom hand spinning around the handle. Thanks

Now take some dry swings, and see which hand moves on the bat. 

OK, and you think that movement is important? I'm asking bc my son recently broke the hook of the hamate bone in his lower hand. I've read that the axe handle distributes the impact of hitting better across the palm of the bottom hand. Axe offers a 30 day money-back guarantee. I'm thinking it's worth trying out.

Sons team had a kid have the hamate removed and he switched to axe and was successful after he returned with it

My 2023 loves the BBCOR Axe bat. He tried out several different brands and models before getting a new one and he liked the feel of the handle and how it helped keep his hands flat through the hitting zone. Since he has been using it he also has mentioned that the oval shape of the handle makes it easier to "feel" when he is not squaring up or if he is rolling his hands too early. He is sold, but I imagine it is individual to each hitter.

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