Since the middle of the 2015 MLB season, a collaboration between Victus Sports and AXE Bat has been making headlines in the relatively unchanging world of wood baseball bat technology. The combination of the injury-reducing potential of the patented AXE Handle with Victus’ pro-grade wood and expert craftsmanship has drawn the attention of some of the game’s best players including Giancarlo Stanton, Hanley Ramirez, and Mookie Betts.
But in this post, we’ll be taking a look at the signature model of the man that first put this innovative handle design on the map: Red Sox superstar Dustin Pedroia.No stranger to hand / wrist injuries, Pedroia made the switch to the Victus AXE Bat in 2015 based on the fact that the design felt more comfortable - which is by far the most common compliment these bats receive on JustBats.com bat reviews.
“The pommel never hurts my palm, there is virtually no movement in my grip, and batting gloves almost feel optional.”
“ This bat really is the most comfortable bat I have ever swung!”
We’ve covered some of the performance benefits the AXE Handle can offer in a previous post , but players like Stanton and Ramirez are adopting these bats because of their ability to relieve stress that typical bat knobs place on the hamate bone and ulnar nerves. With the isolated pressure that is created during a swing, these can easily be damaged or broken - leading to weeks or even months on the DL (as was the case with Stanton in 2015).
Innovative handle aside, it’s easy to see why “Pedey” might choose a model like the 2017 Victus ProPACT Maple Wood Baseball AXE Handle Bat: DP15A. Each DP15A starts with top-grade maple wood which is ink dot certified for slope of grain - making it approved for MLB play. Extremely dense and durable on its own, Victus then encases the maple in their ProPACT finish which alleviates the natural break-in process of the wood grains through substantial compression. Cut to the exact specifications of Dustin Pedroia, the DP15 turn model offers players a balanced swing weight that’s achieved through a combination of a gradual taper, medium barrel, and cupped end.
- Dustin Pedroia Game Day Model
- Approximate -3 Length to Weight Ratio
- Balanced Swing Weight
- Black Finish
- Cupped End To Improve Balance
- Ink Dot Certified For MLB Approval
- Patented AXE Grip - Ergonomically Designed For Better Control, Bat Speed, Comfort, & Safety
- Pro Quality Maple Wood
- ProPACT Finish Alleviates Break-In Process & Hardens the Wood Through Compression
- Turning Model: DP15
- White Victus Logo
See for yourself why top pro players are making the switch to the Victus AXE Bat and pick up your own 2017 Victus ProPACT Maple Wood Baseball AXE Handle Bat: DP15A today with Fast, Free Shipping at JustBats.com.
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