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How Axe's Baseball Bat Handle Works

How Axe's Baseball Bat Handle Works

Recently, Miami Marlins' slugger Giancarlo Stanton made some news by using Axe's baseball bats with a new handle. Axe introduced the first ergonomic grip in the history of the game, which makes it more comfortable to hold a bat than a traditional round knob.
In the past, only a round knob could be achieved when designing baseball and softball bats because of the limitations experienced when working on a lathe. But the images below show how a round knob negatively impacts the player--due to the way it's held.

Reasons a round knob negatively affects the batter:

  • Several points where the knob pushes and rubs into the batter's hand.
  • Creates more friction during the swing.
  • Restricts the hitter's range of motion.
  • Causes bruises, blisters, or marks on batter's palm.


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The Axe grip minimizes these issues. In addition, the flush backside and ergonomic angles of the Axe Handle allows the batter to grip the bat with less effort. So, this more natural grip decreases the amount of muscle tension in the hands and forearms. This, in turn, increases the barrel velocity, as the batter's wrists are able to flex more during the swing.
Axe's revolutionary bat handle offers many benefits, but might not be the best option for you or your little All-Star. If you'd like some more information on the Axe Handle, or have any other questions, feel free to chat, call (866-321-2287), or email ( ) the pros at JustBats.


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