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Axe Bat Reviews: The Best Models For 2022

Each year, baseball companies get a jump on their newest models. Axe is the first company to produce their 2022 models and they’ve continued their tradition of putting out some of the highest quality bats you’ll find on the market.

As you read through the article, make sure you know what leagues allow each bat. Every model that we mention is available in multiple certifications.

1. 2022 Axe Avenge Pro Hybrid BBCOR

The best Axe BBCOR bat

The Avenge Pro Hybrid is the best Axe BBCOR bat that you’ll find on the market. It’s got a sleek red and black wrap that will draw the attention of every player. It has great pop and is designed to generate more bat speed than the competition.

2022 Axe Avenge Pro Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat (L130JP) Image credit: Axe Check availability, prices, and deals: Amazon

According to Axe, this model was designed to have a larger sweet spot and much lower swing weight. Lowering that swing weight will significantly improve bat speed. According to Axe’s measurements, their swing weight should improve bat speed by about 4-6%.

While we haven’t been able to measure the actual swing weight, we can speak to the size of the sweet spot. Players have repeatedly told us (and shown us) that this bat has incredible pop. Hitters were making better contact on a consistent basis.

The Avenge Pro Hybrid is our favorite Axe baseball bat that is in production.

Check out our recommendations for the best BBCOR baseball bats.

  • New handle is more comfortable.
  • End-loaded design for power hitters.
  • Shock-suspension technology decreases vibration.
  • Swing weight.
  • Sweet spot.
  • Popularity.

2. 2022 Axe Elite One USA

The best USA Axe baseball bat

The Axe Elite One is our favorite USA bat that Axe produced for its 2022 line. The Elite One is a well-balanced model that offers outstanding durability, comfort, and pop.

2022 Axe Elite One (-10) USA Baseball Bat (L185J) Image credit: Axe Check availability, prices, and deals: Amazon

There is a lot to like about the Elite One bat. You can find the Elite One in USA and USSSA models. It offers great balance and has the standard handle to offer more comfort in a hitter’s hands. It offers the same MX8 alloy that you’ll find in the other Axe models this year. That alloy is what provides such high durability.

What really surprise us with the Elite One is its pricing. The 2022 Elite One USA bat is priced at $199 which is, somehow, cheaper than some of the 2021 models from the competition. For the sake of comparison, the 2021 LS Prime is $229 or more depending on what size you’re looking for.

Check out our recommendations for the best USA baseball bats.

  • Durability.
  • Comfort.
  • Balance.
  • Price.
  • Popularity.

3. 2022 Axe Avenge Pro USSSA

The best USSSA Axe bat

The leader in the USSSA category is the Axe Avenge Pro. The Avenge Pro comes in a -5, -8, and -10 size which is more flexibility than any other model that Axe produces. This is easily the most popular model among the players we’ve talked.

2022 Axe Avenge Pro (-10) USSSA Baseball Bat (L148J) Image credit: Axe Check availability, prices, and deals: Amazon

One thing that really stands out with the USSSA model of the Avenge Pro is that Axe boasts it has a lighter swing weight. Without getting to scientific, Axe claims that this bat is offers a swing weight that is 2-3% lighter than the competition.

Once again, your biggest issue with the Avenge Pro is that you’ll have some difficulty finding. The -5 model is already sold out on some sites.

  • Durability.
  • Comfort.
  • Combining great swing weight and balance.
  • Price.
  • Popularity.

Check out our recommendations for the best USSSA baseball bats.

Honorable Mention

2022 Axe Avenge Pro Hybrid Power Handle

You’ll see the Avenge Pro Hybrid BBCOR mentioned throughout this article as it’s our favorite model that Axe produced this year. It’s end-loaded, comfortable in a hitter’s hands and has outstanding pop. The Avenge Pro Hybrid Power Handle will make your hitter more confident at the plate.

2022 Axe Avenge Pro Hybrid Power Handle BBCOR Bat (L130JP-PWR) Image credit: Axe Check availability, prices, and deals: Amazon

We prefer the power handle over the regular hybrid model because it seems to be a bit easier to swing. Axe made it a point to create a power handle this year so that players can get the bat through the zone a bit faster.

A Few Notes Of Interest

We understand that the Axe handle takes some time to get used to. With that in mind, Axe is quickly becoming one of our favorite companies. We’ve had parents tell us that their children are able to avoid injury because of the axe handle.

While there haven’t been studies out there, we’ve heard stories of young players who had wrist issues. It seems that with this ergonomic handle-design, those players are able to handle the bat better with less risk of injury.

As we’ve polled players who are using the bat, we’ve found that players consistently seem to think that the bat swings lighter than it weighs. That is, it’s easier to get the bat through the zone quickly. We haven’t run any lab testing, but we believe that is also associated with the axe design.

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