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    Anyone have any experience with the Axe Bat long trainer? Thinking about picking one up. Wanted to see how it was working out for anyone who has been using it.

  • #2
    Picked it up when it was released and my kid was using it until his throwing elbow (unrelated to the long bat) started barking. He did find the drills helpful and it was a good adjunct to OL/UL swing training. He will be going back to it in October. I would recommend it. I am a big proponent of axe handle bats in general.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Colonel21 View Post
      Anyone have any experience with the Axe Bat long trainer? Thinking about picking one up. Wanted to see how it was working out for anyone who has been using it.
      I have used the Axe bat/Driveline program at my private facility since they came out a couple of years ago. I hit the Axe Long Trainer as soon as it hit the market. Not for everyone else, but for me to personally work out with it. It makes sense. If I had to guess, Axe doesn't have enough people spending $600 on the 3 weighted training bats, so going with 1 long one for 1/3 the price made sense. The drills are slightly different and I like them. How old is your son?

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      • #4
        Too expensive for me, I'm making my own weighted bats. I also made myself a rebels rack and an insider bat years ago. Could also tell you how to make a 5 dollar line drive pro trainer but not doing it publicly because I don't want to hurt a business.
        I now have my own non commercial blog about training for batspeed and power using my training experience in baseball and track and field.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by The Uncoach View Post

          I have used the Axe bat/Driveline program at my private facility since they came out a couple of years ago. I hit the Axe Long Trainer as soon as it hit the market. Not for everyone else, but for me to personally work out with it. It makes sense. If I had to guess, Axe doesn't have enough people spending $600 on the 3 weighted training bats, so going with 1 long one for 1/3 the price made sense. The drills are slightly different and I like them. How old is your son?
          14. Just started his freshman year. They are using the long trainer in their baseball class. Was thinking of picking one up to use outside of that and get more time with it.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Colonel21 View Post

            14. Just started his freshman year. They are using the long trainer in their baseball class. Was thinking of picking one up to use outside of that and get more time with it.
            Alright. How often is this "baseball class"? And how many swings is he getting per class?

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            • #7
              The Axebats are great. My son has them at his HS cage. I enjoy using them. At home, I'm not shelling out the dough for these. We ended up picking up a couple of zinger bats for OL/UL training -33"/36 oz and 33" / 24 oz. Not sure how the long bat is better than a traditional overload bat? I like the idea of the bat being a similar length to the normal bat.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by The Uncoach View Post

                Alright. How often is this "baseball class"? And how many swings is he getting per class?
                I talked to him last night. He said they are using the Axe Bat OL/UL bats plus the long bat in their class. They are doing it 3 times a week. I didn't realize they were doing it that much. So I guess I will hold off on buying one since he is getting decent reps with it.

                Instead, actually picked up a half bat from Trey Hannam to use in some drills.

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                • #9
                  I decided to pick up one of the Axe Bat long trainers. After talking to my son about how they are using it in practice, they are getting minimal swings with it due to the number of kids. I know he has seen his exit velo go up since the start of baseball class. My guess is that it is part growth and part training. We started yesterday with the program outlined by Driveline that comes with the long trainer. I will be interested to see the gains that come out of it. I will report back in a few weeks to see how things have progressed with it.

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                  • #10
                    There are plenty of old large and small wood bats lying around in various places. You'd be a sucker of the highest magnitude to shell out $600.
                    Major Figure

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by omg View Post
                      There are plenty of old large and small wood bats lying around in various places. You'd be a sucker of the highest magnitude to shell out $600.
                      It isn't $600.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by The Uncoach View Post
                        It isn't $600.
                        Right- it's $200. The underload/overloads are $600. Don't need to buy it.
                        Major Figure

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by omg View Post

                          Right- it's $200. The underload/overloads are $600. Don't need to buy it.
                          I actually like the Axe handle for this type of training. I have other OL/UL bats with the standard handle, but the handle on the Axe relieves certain pressure to me in the training, Especially hitting the heavy plyos compared to a round handle.

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