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2019 Axe Avenge Review

We hit with the BBCOR version of the 2019 Axe Avenge. This two piece composite bat felt great on mishits and swung with a lighter swing weight than the previous year’s version.


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2019 Avenge Models

Models Overview

Our hitters liked the grip and, accustomed to the ergonomic handle, are big fans of the way it feels. Early in the lineup hitters, as well as the occasional power guy, should like the bat’s performance. In 2019, expect a USSSA and USA Version of the Axe Avenge too. In this review, we discuss more of what you can expect for the 2019 Axe Avenge.


General Recommendations

If you know and like Axe bats and want a composite barrel, then the Axe Avenge is your option. We think the more recent version of the bat is better than the older ones–so we’d stick with 2019 or newer if you can afford it. In terms of performance, all BBCOR and USSSA bats perform very similarly.

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Comparable Bats

In terms of an ergonomic handle, one sided hitting and an arrow shaped end cap no bat, obviously, compared to the Axe Avenge. The asymmetric handle drives a serious amount of innovation no other bat can approach.

See our 2019 DeMarini CF Zen Review.

But, in terms of a two piece composite bat with a light swing weight and added tech to dampen sting there are at least a few options out there. In terms of the most popular comparison, DeMarini’s CF Zen is a reasonable side by side. Both bats have big barrels, very similar swing weights (the 2019 version that is) and technology in the connection piece to help dampen sting on mishits. They both also price out the same and have a BBCOR, USA and USSSA version.

 

Previous Bats

There are considerable differences between the 2018 and 2019 Axe Avenge. The differences, ultimately, drive a lighter swinging bat with a larger usable barrel size and a smoother feel on mishits. Those functional differences come from:

  • Changes in the composite make up (to a “charged carbon”) that allows for longer performance along the length of the barrel.
  • A third piece added to the transition point to help dampen sting on mishits.

Construction

Our measurements showed the Axe Avenge as tied for the lightest swinging two piece composite bat in the BBCOR 33/30 space. The 618 Solo was a bit lighter, but it runs a single piece aluminum and is a much different bat.

Charged Carbon

Axe added a resin with charged particles in the composite structure of the barrel. Hard to tell from cage work among several hitters how this “Charged Carbon” changes performance from the 2018 version. Only a season full of feedback from across the country will tell. But, so far feedback about performance has been positive.