The Axe (Bat) Holiday Gift Guide 2015
Still searching for something to give that special ballplayer in your life?
Well, look no farther.
Our first Axe Holiday Gift Guide includes something for everybody on your lineup card, from pro prospects to first-year players.
We’ve chosen seven products to feature this year for their innovation, performance and value. All of these bats are available now at www.axebat.com. Orders placed before Dec. 17 are guaranteed for arrival before Christmas.
2016 Element HyperWhip L138D (BBCOR)
The Element HyperWhip L138D defies convention at both ends to earn distinction as the most balanced BBCOR Axe Bat ever made. It’s a perfect choice for the high school or college baseball player looking for the stiffness and control of a one-piece alloy bat, but with the balanced swing weight of a two-piece composite. The secret lies in its HyperWhip Composite Cap, which slopes away from the hitting face, thereby shaving unnecessary weight from the non-hitting side of the barrel. New Endogrid technology built into the handle reduces vibrations in the lower hand and makes for a smooth, comfortable swing.
2016 Pro Hard Maple L118 (Wood)
The Axe Bat burst on the scene in a big way in professional baseball this summer. The Pro Hard Maple L118 makes a great gift for adult baseball players in wood-bat leagues, or for players training with wood in the offseason. Made from pro-grade maple, the L118 features a 271 turn, a cupped end and a pro-approved ink dot on the handle.
2016 Origin L135C (Youth, -12)
The Origin L135C is one of our most popular baseball bats, and makes an ideal choice for youth players looking for an affordable, high-performing bat as they grow in the game. You’ll get all the benefits of the Axe handle — e.g., better bat control and grip stability, more efficient power transfer, and more space to accelerate the barrel for maximum bat speed — along with a new, longer barrel profile and a larger sweet spot in a one-piece, LP1 alloy construction.
2016 Hero L129 (Tee Ball, -11)
Introduce young players to the game, and set them on the path to success with the Hero L129. The Axe handle teaches proper grip alignment and naturally positions the hands in a powerful, palm-up/palm-down orientation at contact, ensuring children learn proper swing fundamentals from their first days on the diamond.
2016 Avenge L150C (Fastpitch, -10)
Our flagship fastpitch bat for 2016, the Avenge L150C, makes a great gift for any serious fastpitch player. Its two-piece BCP Composite construction provides a balanced swing weight for maximum bat speed, to go along with a massive barrel engineered for durability and performance with one-sided hitting. New Endogrid vibration-dampening technology built into the handle reduces vibrations in the lower hand and makes the L150C the smoothest-swinging fastpitch bat in the Axe lineup.
2013 Avenge L155 (ASA)
Swing for the fences — and score a great deal in the process — with the Avenge L155. This bat is one of the early Axe slowpitch models, with a two-piece composite construction tuned to the old ASA standard, and an earlier version of the Axe handle. But it remains extremely popular among slowpitch players, in part, because of its extreme durability. Now listed as a closeout, it can be purchased at a fraction of its original price.
2016 One-Hand Trainer L10622
Many players now swinging the Axe Bat first came across during sessions in the batting cage, where they worked with our One-Hand Trainer in drills or off a tee. The Axe handle fits perfectly in your hand, reducing muscle fatigue and hand pain, while helping promote a consistent, repeatable swing plane. This new, 22-inch trainer for 2016 makes a great first impression and is sure to help your favorite player get ready for the season.
Which Axe Bat are you hoping to find under your tree this year? It doesn’t have to be one included in this guide, but tell us in the comments before Dec. 16 and Santa will choose one lucky winner at random. Good luck, and happy holidays from all of us here at Baden Sports!
UPDATE (12/17): Congratulations to Tim Mooney, the winner of yesterday’s drawing. Thanks to all of you who commented. Stay tuned for more chances to win in 2016!by