The 2019 Axe Avenge BBCOR has arrived, and it’s a true beauty.
It stands as the flagship of the entire Axe lineup and solidifies its position as a baseball fanatic’s bat.
The Axe brand is among the most distinctive in the entire baseball bat industry. That’s because of their handles, which they model after the handle of the axe.
It’s a design that acknowledges the fact that baseball bats aren’t like tennis rackets.
Baseball bats aren’t going to be swung backhanded like in tennis. So it makes sense that the handle is designed to swing just one way.
- 2-5/8" Barrel with 3-piece composite baseball bat construction (balanced)
- Patented Axe Handle enables max bat speed with more barrel control for your best swing, more often
- Massive Charged Carbon Barrel - the largest in our BBCOR lineup - upgraded with a proprietary performance agent for explosive pop and maximum durability
- Composite HyperWhip End Cap removes unnecessary weight from the tip of the baseball bat for a faster swing, bigger barrel, and larger sweet spot
- New Vibration Canceling System, featuring an energy absorption collar at the connection point, dampens vibrations along the length of the handle for more comfort and confidence at the plate
But the 2019 Axe Avenge BBCOR bat is the best of the Axe lineup, and its handle isn’t the only thing going for it.
Features of the 2019 Axe Avenge BBCOR
This is available in several sizes. You can get it with a length of 31 inches and a weight of 28 ounces, up to 34 inches and 31 ounces.
The price seems to remain the same regardless of the size, so you’re really paying for the excellent quality of the bat.
Here are some of its key features.
- This 2019 Axe Avenge BBCOR baseball bat is BBCOR certified for high school and college baseball league players, as well as for various youth leagues.
This means it has the requisite -3 length to weight ratio and a barrel diameter of 2 5/8 inches.
You can check with your league to be sure, but Axe wouldn’t have risen quickly to the summit of the industry by not doing its homework regarding league requirements.
- Let’s start with the Axe handle, which isn’t round like with other bats. It’s flatter and designed to go one way like with an axe or a kitchen knife.
This makes it much more comfortable to hold and more controllable too. The handle is made of lightweight composite designed to boost the whip and minimize the vibrations.
- To also help with the vibration reduction, it has a new Vibration Cancelling System.
There’s a collar at the connection point that absorbs energy upon contact to dampen the vibrations before they reach your hand.
- This also comes with the Endogrid technology that absorbs shock. It’s built into the handle to minimize the vibrations you feel at the bottom of your hand.
- This comes with the Massive Charged Carbon Barrel, and it’s the largest barrel in the Axe BBCOR bat lineup.
It incorporates a proprietary (in other words, secret) performance agent that gives it its explosive pop and long durability.
- This comes with a 270-degree Engineered Hitting Zone. This means that there’s no need to rotate your barrel, which you actually can’t do because the bat swings in just one direction.
- At the top of the bat, you find the Composite Hyperwhip End Cap. It takes off unneeded weight from the top of the bat so the swing is faster and the sweet spot is bigger.
- This comes with an extremely balanced swing weight. This makes it much easier to control.
The Axe Handle
The New Axe is Carbon Charged
Video: 2019 AXE Avenge BBCOR Review
Pros of the 2019 AXE Avenge BBCOR
- The handle is of course the first thing we need to mention, because its ergonomics seems a lot more sensible than a round handle.
Since you generally swing the bat in just one direction, it’s logical to design the bat with an axe handle to support that swing.
It’s very comfortable and easy to use, just like with a kitchen knife with a proper handle. It even reduces injuries for your hamate bone.
- The swing is both very quick and also very easy to control. This lets you swing more accurately in the direction you want, and at the same time the speed lets you catch up on fastballs.
That swing speed also enables you to hit the ball further out, which increases your chances of getting on base (or getting a homerun).
- This 2019 Axe Avenge BBCOR composite doesn’t punish you when you don’t hit the baseball perfectly with the center of the barrel.
First of all, its sweet spot is quite large already, so it’s very forgiving. But even if you make contact with the ball outside the sweet zone, it has various technologies that minimize the amount of sting you feel.
- It comes with a standard 1-year warranty and a 30-day money back guarantee. But its customer service department is topnotch, and many appreciate their friendly professionalism and outright helpfulness.
Cons of the 2019 Avenge Composite Baseball Bat
- Well, one expected drawback to this 2019 Avenge composite baseball bat is that it’s not cheap.
But then again, it’s the very best bat in the entire Axe BBCOR lineup. What did you expect?
- Since the bat swings in just a single direction, you may end up with a bat with a distinctively different look on one side. It doesn’t affect the performance of the bat, but it does affect the look.
Final Thoughts on the 2019 Axe Avenge BBCOR Baseball Bat
The Axe brand is the renowned for its revolutionary handle that seems more apt for actual axes. This handle stabilizes your grip, offers better control, enhances your comfort, and even prevents more common hand injuries.
What makes the 2019 Axe Avenge BBCOR special is that it has all the latest and best materials and technologies that Axe has to offer.
This is the flagship bat of their whole BBCOR lineup, and it’s utterly amazing. You get ultimate bat control, swing speed, durability, extreme comfort, and durability. It even looks great with its black and gold colorway.
Ironically, it’s also the handle that keeps this from getting too famous.
That’s because baseball fans are in general very traditional, with its adherence to some strange traditions and unwritten rules.
The handle may not be acceptable for some because it seems too good—it feels like you’re cheating somehow.
But this is legal to use, and it makes you a better player.
What’s more, it even makes baseball safer and more comfortable for you.
Yes, it’s not cheap.
But then again, you get your money’s worth and more with the 2019 Axe Avenge BBCOR.
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