Weighted Bat Speed Trainer
A Durable Set of Weighted Bats and a Step-by-Step Program for Increasing Bat Speed
The Axe Bat Speed Trainer gives you all the tools and knowledge you need to achieve faster bat speeds with more barrel control for harder, longer hits. Designed for highly motivated high school and college players, this is the only performance-hitting system that relies exclusively on bats with axe-shaped handles.
Axe Bat’s patented Axe Handle is the only handle designed to support the mechanics of the swing. It follows the natural contours of your wrist and palm, giving you a more stable grip and allowing you to maintain precise control of your barrel, even while swinging at maximum effort. This is key to the system as overload/underload training is most effective when proper swing fundamentals can be maintained throughout.
Bat Durability from an Engineered Hitting Zone
Anyone who has done a serious weighted bat training program knows how easily underload bats can dent or break even from tee or front toss work. Because of the Axe Bat handle design, these training bats are specifically reinforced to allow for years of hits.
All three Axe Bats included in the system feature reinforced alloy or composite barrels, engineered for strength and durability with one-sided hitting, meaning all can be used with tee work or toss drills without compromising barrel integrity.
What If I Swing a Round Knob in Games?
Results from Driveline’s In-House Axe Bat Speed Trainer Study versus Control Group
|Comparison||Trained with Axe Bat
|Trained with Regular Bat
Tested with Regular Bat
|Trained with Axe Bat
Tested with Round Knob
|Exit Velo Tee||3.3 MPH Increase||1.29 MPH Increase||2.2 MPH Increase|
|Exit Velo Front Toss||4.8 MPH Increase||1.02 MPH Increase||3.2 MPH Increase|
Hitters at Driveline swing all Axe Bat or they train using a mix of handles and swing a round-knob game bat. Carry-over from one handle to the other has not been an issue in either comfort or performance.
The subgroup of hitters that trained with Axe Bats in our study but tested with round-knob bats performed slightly worse in total than the group, but not at a significant level.
Everything we see points towards hitters who train with these bats have success regardless of the handle-style of their game bat.
Bat Speed Training Program
Driveline Baseball’s bat speed program serves as the perfect complement. Developed using the latest concepts in overload-underload training, it is backed by both independent research and studies conducted in our fully configured biomechanics lab.
These weighted training bats come with easy-to-follow drills, complete with illustrations, instructions, and a clearly defined training schedule for using each of the three weighted Axe Bat Speed Trainers to help you understand exactly what to do to improve exit velocity.
This is the elite training program you need to hit the ball harder and farther next season.
Unlock your fastest, most efficient swing with the Axe Handle, and train using methods drawn from the same rigor, discipline, and research that has characterized our highly successful pitching velocity program for years.
Why the Axe Bat Handle?
The Axe Bat handle is new to baseball but rapidly gaining traction with Mookie Betts, Dustin Pedroia, Carlos Correa, George Springer, and Kurt Suzuki all using axe-handled bats during the 2016 season.
For us, the decision to adopt an axe-handled training bats came down to the improvements in training effect and bat performance that could be achieved with the Axe Bat handle.
From a biomechanical analysis of hitters swinging Axe Bats versus conventional bats out of UCLA, Dr. Vijay Gupta confirmed:
“The biomechanical study on these features, when compared to traditional round bat handles, confirms that the Axe handle:
1. Is more comfortable
2. Improves performance based on bat handle kinematics and enhanced grip stability
3. Delivers more efficient power from the hands to the bat, through reduced tension
4. Creates additional bat rotational speed by adding force over a greater swing angle
5. Improves bat control and reduces pain by controlling the velocity of oscillations which hammer the knob between the fingers and hypothenar area of the palm
6. Reduces hamate bone and ulnar nerve injuries, and incidents of thrown bats, by removing localized pressures from the hypothenar region.” See the study in more detail here.
Drill Video Library
Each purchase includes access to a comprehensive library of drill videos, demonstrating how to execute the drills in our programs correctly.