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Axe Elite One Review

By Bat Digest | Last Updated December 4, 2020

The Axe Elite One is a single-piece aluminum bat with a stiff feel and ax shaped handle. The bat comes in a BBCOR, USSSA, and USA. The BBCOR version has a significant end load while the USSSA and USA Bats are within the middle 25% of industry average swing weights for their particular length.

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2021 Axe Elite One Review

Overall Elite One Line Review

Our hitters like the stiff feel and end load in BBCOR. Of course, those features aren’t a preference for everyone. But, for those that like a hot-out-of-the-wrapper bat with virtually no flex and an alloy barrel, then the 2021 Axe Elite One BBCOR is a reasonable choice. In USSSA and USA, the lower drops (8/10) were preferred over the lighter swinging bats. For most younger hitters, feel matters a lot. So, stiff feels from lighter swinging aluminum don’t feel the best on mishits.

Overall Elite One Line Grade
Player Feedback (30%)
Performance (30%)
Relevance (20%)
Demand (15%)
Tech Specs (5%)
Total Weighted Rating 7.15/10 Total Weighted Rating 7.15/10

2021 Axe Elite One Review

Overall Elite One Line Review

Player Feedback (30%)
Performance (30%)
Relevance (20%)
Demand (15%)
Tech Specs (5%)
Total Weighted Rating 7.15/10 Total Weighted Rating 7.15/10

Our hitters like the stiff feel and end load in BBCOR. Of course, those features aren’t a preference for everyone. But, for those that like a hot-out-of-the-wrapper bat with virtually no flex and an alloy barrel, then the 2021 Axe Elite One BBCOR is a reasonable choice. In USSSA and USA, the lower drops (8/10) were preferred over the lighter swinging bats. For most younger hitters, feel matters a lot. So, stiff feels from lighter swinging aluminum don’t feel the best on mishits.

RECOMMENDED 2021 Elite One VIDEO

2021 Axe Elite One Model Tips

We recommend the Axe Elite One to power hitters who want a stiff feel and all the barrels they can handle. The profile is decent and the Axe Handle is preferred by many. In terms of performance, if you prefer the Axe Handle, our experience is the bat does as well as any bat on the market.

2021 Axe Elite One Review

Axe uses a stiff alloy, reasonably sized barrel, and a pronounced end load on their Axe Elite BBCOR. The two most unique features are its Axe shaped handle and its weighting. The BBCOR Axe Elite One swings in the 10% of all BBCOR bats by way of swing weight. As such, the bat is for the big hitter who likes a stiff feel, end load and Axe shaped handle.

Price Check
2021 Axe Elite One Review

The drop 10 USSSA Axe Elite One comes in a 2 5/8 and a 2 3/4 version. Some leagues out there still require a 2 5/8 barrel in USSSA. If that is NOT you, then the 2 3/4 is the way to go. Both swing light, have good barrel profiles and the Axe handle. The extra 1/8 of an inch, as small as it is, is worth it---especially when the bats are the same price. The bat has not changed much since 2020, so unless you like the color design in newer versions, the less expensive one is always our recommendation.

Price Check
2021 Axe Elite One Review

There is no 2021 version of the Axe Elite One for USA baseball. Covid pushed back any new releases. However, there are enough 2020 (and 2019) versions floating around that it's easily accessible. The Drop 5 version is our marginal favorite. That extra weight in the barrel gives it a real chance to kill balls if you can tee one up. As well, the extra mass takes away any hand sting you might find in lighter versions of the bat. However, don't get the drop 5 if you can't swing it. If you want a single piece aluminum with an Axe handle this bat is your only option.

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2021 Axe Elite One Deep Dive Review

2021 Axe Elite One User Reviews

9.5
Pop
9
Durability
9.5
Feel on Sweet Spot Hits
8.5
Feel on Mishits
9
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