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Nov. 25, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley 12" versus 13" End loads

I just got back from working with the first 13". A little stiffer than I remembered from the first ones that I hit and it will definitely take a bit longer to get it right. I put an even 100 on it today and it definitely got better but I wouldn't say it was 100% game ready as of yet. I may get a little distracted over the next couple of days expanding my waistline but I'll be back at it soon. Friday I have to do a hitting clinic and exhibition for a senior league so I most likely will revisit the bat Saturday. I'll also reach in a box and randomly pull out a couple of 12" barrels to bust on too...
If you have questions pick up the phone anytime EXCEPT from 1:00-4:00 on Thursday as I will be in a food coma. Other than that...call me anytime, I don't have regular hours!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO EACH OF YOU AND THE SSUSA STAFF TOO!

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
Nov. 24, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley 12" versus 13" End loads

I just got in some bats from Dudley and will be taking out random samples to test in various weights and in both the 12" and 13" barrels. As you know, sometimes we get different results from batch to batch so I will testing a few of these to compare consistency within batches. If anyone is doing similar comparisons, feel free to post or get with me with the results. I will be doing the balanced comparisons in December once more of the balanced models come in.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
Nov. 23, 2014
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Spring Training Program in Vero Beach in March

Registration opens tomorrow? You can call me to reserve a spot and I will email you a short registration form so I have a little background about each player and if there are some specific things they want to try and work on or if they just want to come for some good overall workouts and instruction. This will help me and the other coaches get some familiarity with the players before camp and will allow us to help them better. I have 2 host hotels and several restaurants and bat companies lined up helping to sponsor the event. I'm happy to speak with anyone in detail and or take registrations.

Alan Tanner
561-718-7504
Nov. 21, 2014
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Spring Training Program in Vero Beach in March

Myself, Dave Reed, Ed Starcher, Jason Kendrick plus a couple more. All of us have played and /or coached at professional levels and work with athletes regularly. I also work on exercise, nutrition, and hydration needs and am a certified consultant as well. It will be fun and informative .

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Nov. 21, 2014
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Spring Training Program in Vero Beach in March

The schedule has been finalized and it's going to be a lot of fun and informative too. Plus...our camp Advisory Staff is as good as it gets for. SENIOR event. One of the sessions will have the staff doing a hitting and hr exhibition after which any of the campers can try and match their output to win prizes. Among others we will have in the hr exhibition:
Myself
Davey Reed senior softball legend and Hall of Famer
Jason Kendrick of Combat Sports one of softballs best all around players ever
Ed Starcher formerly of STEELES , Sunbelt and Dan Smith and one of senior softballs longest hitters.
It's going to be a blast of an event. Get with me for info or to register as we are limiting it to 70-80 players so we can have as much individual attention as possible.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
Nov. 19, 2014
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Spring Training Program in Vero Beach in March

There will be professional coaches and hitting instructors that will be working with each player both offensively and defensively. The 4 fields will be divided so that a player can choose to go to a field where he/she can work on their defensive position or working on hitting fundamentals. This camp will allow a player to be able to accelerate their game in every aspect including seminars involving the mental aspects of becoming a great slow pitch hitter and even nutritional , workouts, and hydration strategies for the SENIOR athlete. The entire focus is on senior softball players. There will be a lot of fun stuff too including the home run challenge where players can match their skills against professional and Hall of Fame hitters and the latest and greatest bats to demo. It will be a SENIOR camp second to none and of course it's in SUNNY, South Florida. Where else can you leave the snow and come hit softballs with the latest and greatest bats in the business with professionals? Lol

Don't be left out, there is limited space available.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504

PS: what else is necessary? A fantastic SPORTS Bar and Grill with discounts to camp attendees who is the official watering hole of the camp 3 minutes from the field!
Nov. 19, 2014
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Spring Training Program in Vero Beach in March

I've had several calls about the closest airports. Vero Beach is pretty much right between either Orlando or West Pal Beach airports so either of those are good. There are also smaller regional airports in Sanford and Melbourne I believe. If you have more questions feel free to contact me.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Nov. 18, 2014
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Spring Training Program in Vero Beach in March

I forgot to add...the program is designed for 50 and over men and 40 and over women...ie...it's taylor end for the needs of SENIOR players only. There will also be equipment demos, a fitness and nutrition seminar for SENIORS, and of course games and a great banquet.
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Nov. 18, 2014
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Spring Training Program in Vero Beach in March

Hello Guys,
If anyone is interested in a weekend of Softball Spring training in sunny Vero Beach Florida March 27/28/29 2015 please get in touch with me for more information. The program will be instructional as well as skill challenges and games.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
Tricoach18@att.net
Nov. 15, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: NEW Miken Freak Black Senior bat with a 1 year warranty

My bat is a 28 ounce and we are now over 1800. I have many hundreds of hits on 26's and 27's as well.

Alan Tanner
Team1 Sports
Nov. 14, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: NEW Miken Freak Black Senior bat with a 1 year warranty

JDub and friends,
Bat spec compliance is accomplished during preliminary testing on bats submitted to the lab for testing. Production bats must be the same as bats provided for testing purposes. It's common knowledge that composite bats perform better after break in. What's not common knowledge yet is that the engineers and design teams working for major bat company's come up with NEW design and technology that is creating better bats for us. By better I don't necessarily mean "hotter" bats that cheat bpf specs but bats that get to acceptable levels AND are durable enough to stay there now for extended periods of time. That is our advantage as senior players and consumers as we get a longer high performance life out of some of these models now. Do they ridiculously exceed specs? No they don't they just stay there longer and give us a better usable life span.
JDub...you don't like the "stoopid" bats so why use one? Lol When is technology too much? Should we just go back to wood bats? Should we throw out our cell phones and insist on getting a rotary phone on the wall only? I am being a little cynical here but I don't have an answer for that.Start your own crusade ! Maybe a senior wood bat tourney series?
It's each players choice to choose what they like and I'm just happy to be playing again...

Alan Tanner
Tricoach18@att.net
Team 1 Sports
Nov. 13, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: NEW Miken Freak Black Senior bat with a 1 year warranty

Dan,
That's hilarious.better get a cool cloth for the forehead too!
AT18
Nov. 12, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: NEW Miken Freak Black Senior bat with a 1 year warranty

Dan,
Not really. The Freak is an end loaded bat and doesn't require the extensive break in that most triads needed. Additionally, the Freak Black reaches HIGHER levels of performance sooner than the Blackout did ! And I would say reaches levels the Blackout DID NOT and ....
HAS A ONE YEAR WARRANTY. I think all things considered the Freak Black is a much better option.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Tricoach18@att.net
Nov. 11, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Winter National Results

Gene from Good Times is a great guy and loyal customer of Team 1 Sports. If you have questions about Reebok bats I'm happy to help you.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
Nov. 11, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: NEW Miken Freak Black Senior bat with a 1 year warranty

King,
The Freak Black does sometimes take more than the usual amount of cuts to break in. However, I have had several that I broke in for clients that performed in a similar fashion to most senior bats within 100 swings. Remember that it all has to do with the hitter and the type of balls being used during break in.
That being said, my Freak now has over 1700 swings on it and it compares to any senior bat in performance and...it's still going. Have a little patience, and you will be rewarded. :)
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
Nov. 4, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: NEW Miken Freak Black Senior bat with a 1 year warranty

Misfit,
Good call there...I now have 1500/1600 on the bat and it's going strong. Miken did a great job of balancing great performance with fantastic durability with the Freak Black. If you have questions about the bat get in touch...
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
Nov. 2, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley Lighning 12 inch senior bat. Webbing

Bullet,
Some mild dish soap and water are usually all that's needed. I wouldn't worry too much about scuff marks on the bat. Badges of honor that won't prohibit performance... Enjoy it.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Tricoach18@att.net
Oct. 31, 2014
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Wanting a rental in Florida

I am playing two charity games and a hr derby with him tomorrow. I will see if he has some info for us then...

AT18
Oct. 31, 2014
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Wanting a rental in Florida

Ed,
I have a couple of players that live in that area. I just reached out to them on your behalf to see if they have a qualified person that they can highly recommend to help you in your search. Stand by and I'll get in touch with you once I hear from them.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Oct. 31, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok Melee's

No problem Ed. Hope things are well with you out there. My guess is you are already having some cold weather out there! Please update us on your cold weather testing results when you complete them. I don't get a lot of chance to do that here in South Florida although we are supposed to get our first cold snap in the 50's possibly this weekend. It will be very interesting to me and I'm sure a lot of players with what you come up with. Stay well Ed and if you need anything pick up the phone and buzz me anytime.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
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