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Aug. 26, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok MeLee

Hello Guys,
Just wanted you to be aware that Reebok has announced that they have just shipped the last batch of the MeLees and as of now they won't be producing anymore.
Thanks,
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
Aug. 21, 2014
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Prayers for my son

Kenny,
I will get you and your son on our prayer chain. We will also pray for the doctors attending him.
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Aug. 21, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken 2 piece knob came off.

Joe and all of you guys....
Get some 3M 5200 Marine glue from Home Depot.

Lightly sand off any remains on the bottom of the bat and the inside of the know. Apply a coating around the base of the bat and also inside the knob. Push the know back on firmly and twist it to seat it properly. Wipe off any excess glue that is forced out. Let it sit for 24 hours and I have never had one come back off that I fixed this way. This is also your product of choice for repairing a loose end cap or one that pops out. If you need help, I'll be glad to do it for you.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Tricoach18@att.net
Aug. 9, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Excellent Customer Service!! - Team 1 Sports

I appreciate you guys very much. If you anyone needs to get information on the new Dudley Lightning or any Senior, ASA , or USSSA bat I work with them all so feel free to contact me anytime and I'll help you out.
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
July 31, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Excellent Customer Service!! - Team 1 Sports

Thank you guys for the kind words. I am a self confessed bat and gear geek who greatly enjoys what I do and I sincerely enjoy meeting all of you guys on the phone and then at the ballpark and trying my best to get you the best equipment for your personal needs. I still look forward to rounds of bp, testing equipment, learning about new bats and things and sharing it with you. My passion for the game and the camraderie is still there after many years and we are blessed to be able to play and have organizations such as the SSUSA setting up quality events for us. If I can be of help for any of you you can call me anytime.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
July 22, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: ASA Senior Bat

Festus,
There are 3 that really stand out. Mikens new one piece Freak 52 or DeMarini makes the Aftermath and Juggernut which are 2 piece models. Coming in a close 4th and a great bat for the money is Mikens Psycho which comes in both balanced and end loaded. The top 3 that I mentioned are all end load models. If you need help obtaining one or have more questions feel free to contact me at 561-718-7504.
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
July 13, 2014
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Red Miken Maxload

Larry,
If you try one of the limited edition TOC bats in 30 oz it will feel just like the red old red version . ( because it is) also, the TOC edition will last longer than the previous red one. It will just take a few more cuts to open it up. there are still some floating around and I can help you if you need to get one.
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Tricoach18@att.net
July 1, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: BEST ASA BAT

Antle,
I have to agree with Fred (since I sent those Freaks to him, lol!) the Miken Freak 52 is super good. The DeMarini Juggernut and Aftermath Flipper are also excellent choices in the top tier of ASA bats this year. Keep in mind these 3 bats were engineered specifically to provide excellent performance with the 52/275 ball. If you are lucky enough to play in a league or tournament that still uses 44/375 balls.....sit back and watch them fly! They REALLY hit those crazy good. The Miken Psycho is pretty close as well. I'm happy to help you out with your decision as I have them all and have tested each extensively.
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
July 1, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: MIKEN TRIAD BLACKOUT SEHIOR BAT

0,
You bring up a good question. The Senior Blackout may not be for everyone but their really isn't one size fits all in senior bats. It may not be the answer for you but for a guy who breaks a lot of senior bats this could save him a lot of money over time. The big thing for you and everyone to consider is this: am I willing to give up some bat performance by using a USSSA bat that gives me a year warranty or do I assume the risk of a shorter lifespan with better performance? Remember, the Triad maybe isn't quite as hot as several senior bats but does eventually get to that level later on in life and it will outperform a overwhelming majority of USSSA bats. My experience in selling thousands of bats in senior, USSSA, and ASA models tells me probably less than 5% of senior tournament players use a USSSA or ASA bat instead of a senior model. So, hopefully this information can help guys make the best choice for their situation. If you need help please contact me.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Tricoach18@att.net
June 30, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: MIKEN TRIAD BLACKOUT SEHIOR BAT

Hey guys,
All of you put up some good information. The Triad Blackout is definitely a workhorse...no doubt among the top 3 senior bats in durability. It is not a hot out of the wrapper bat and has to be hit on extensively to get into acceptable senior bat performance levels. Don't give up on it just keep hitting it more than you ever have with a senior bat. Generally speaking it won't deliver the top performance you get in a relatively short time compared to the TOC limited edition or the new Big Cat. Both of these bats will really deliver in 75/100 swings and change personality from there. The 2 piece max load and the black 1 piece break in quickest of all and don't take long to get the ball moving quickly and...far! Mikens 2 piece balanced will take a bit more work,,,,usually 100 swings and sometimes 125 to reach good performance levels. This should give you some idea on break in for the Miken lineup this year. I have them all and hit with them extensively so if you have questions feel free to call me at 561-718-7504. I will be at the field breaking some in for clients tomorrow!

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
June 20, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Mike Macenko Ultra 2

Mighty Mike,
The bat is testing and hitting very well. I am
Glad to hear you are in the process of getting fixed up. We all look forward to seeing you back out on the field soon. I will be praying for a quick recovery from your procedure. See you soon.
AT18
Team 1 Sports
Tricoach18@att.net
June 17, 2014
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bat Bag

Reggie,
Good choice. Definitely a Top quality bag along with Mikens championship . I sell a lot of both.
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Tricoach18@att.net
June 17, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok Barrage

Reebok has a couple of customer service numbers you can now try if necessary. Don't forget to return the bat with your receipt from an authorized Reebok dealer. More and more companies are refusing to consider ANY returns unless the product was purchased directly from an authorized dealer. Maybe you can or maybe you can't save $5 on ebay but consider the potential issues that could lay ahead and the lack of customer service....there are several very reputable guys around the country that you are much better off dealing with. Myself, Mike Macenko, and Ed Andrews I think are all sold on helping our customers getting the best product they need at competitive pricing. It's worth speaking with a knowledgeable , honest bat rep as compared to not knowing what you get elsewhere. (Is that considered a shameless plug ?) :) !
I'm happy to help when I can:
Reebok Customer Service
1-855-770-1743
1-888-242-1332

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
June 16, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken Ultra II TOC Limited Edition Senior Softball (ULTTOC-UII Slow Pitch

No problem Jerry. Glad to help you out. Let me know how you like it. It's definitely one of the top performance bats out there and is very durable as well. Certainly a winning combination for a senior player.
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
June 13, 2014
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Solving Cramping Issues

Surf,
It's on my website and you can go to salt stick.com for in depth analysis.
Alan
Team 1 Sports
June 12, 2014
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Solving Cramping Issues

Actually, I have used this for night cramps and restless leg syndrome due to excessive exercise. While long term exercise certainly contributes to the situation, exercise periods for as little as one hour with burst type explosive efforts can cause the same results. The whole idea here is to do as much BEFORE you step on the field to PREVENT this from happening. Salt Stick coupled with sound nutrition and hydration strategies severely limits the chance of cramping issues. If you become acutely cramped, the pickle juice remedy will work a bit quicker as it's more easily transferred throughout the body and it's systems. Remember this....your digestive tract is the first thing that your body shuts down while under undo stress especially from heat. This can cause bloating and gastric distress. Be careful and hydrate properly before you begin exercise. HJ, YOU BROUGHT UP A CONDITION KNOWN AS hyponatremia which is directly correlated with excessive consumption of water which leads to sodium depletion in the body. Very dangerous scenario. Answer for that? Mix in some sports drink like Gatorade with your other fluid intake not just water and DONT over hydrate. The bottom line is....learn your body and do what's necessary with supplements and hydration BEFORE it becomes a problem
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
June 12, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken Ultra II TOC Limited Edition Senior Softball (ULTTOC-UII Slow Pitch

Jerry,
Thanks for getting with me. It's all taken care of.
Alan
Team 1 Sports
June 11, 2014
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Solving Cramping Issues

Hi Guys,
It's interesting to see and read about cramping issues in the "kids" game, senior softball, and....the NBA. I am a certified endurance sports coach and work with hydration and nutritional issues with many athletes. This time of year as it gets hotter, the issue always comes out. I won't bore you with long scientific explanations as some of the issues are covered in other posts but the fact is cramping is a widespread and serious issue that accelerates as we age. Let me point out that in severe cases, the result can be organ damage, failure and even death. Nothing to mess around with. Lots of home remedies out there but here is something you can do to PREVENT them from happening. Those of you who are more profuse sweaters are more succeptable but anyone can fall prey in the summertime. With myself and my Ironman athletes we do sweat rate testing to find out how much fluid we need to take in before, during, and after exercise. Along those lines the first rule is to hydrate WELL beginning the day BEFORE you are going to play multiple games with some sports drink like Gatorade and of course water. Watch your caffeine intake as this can tend to dehydrate you....

During my first Ironman race I did everything according to plan. It turned out the weather that day was crazy hotter than normal with temperatures in the mid 90's. I did the 2.4 mile swim, 112 miles on the bike and set of on the marathon. 9 hours into the race on mile 12 of the marathon my system started to shut down and severe cramping set in. I could barely walk and when I tried running I got about 10 yards in and my whole body seized up. I beg and stumbling ahead doing anything I could to finish the race. I was walking with my head down when God looked down on me and....I found an electrolyte pill someone had dropped in a crack on the road. I took it and went on and eventually finished the marathon. I was immediately put in the med tent and they put two bags of IV fluid in me to stop the shaking and spasms. Not a fun day and I was an hour away from being put in the hospital as my vitals were not good. This experience led me to try numerous products and finally find one that works. So well so that most pros use it and pay for it. It's CHEAP at only $20 a bottle but I did over 70 races using it without ever having a cramp again. It's called Salt Stick and it was developed by a scientist who broke down human sweat in the lab and recreated it in capsule form. I have put out hundreds of bottles of it over the years and everyone who uses it reuses it. I thought I would share this as I have experienced these issues in severity first hand and seen literally hundreds of athletes on stretchers with IV fluids going in bringing them back from cramping. It's easy to prevent and something to keep in the bat bag. Glad to help out anyone needing help with this or other issues.
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Tricoach18@att.net
June 11, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken Ultra II TOC Limited Edition Senior Softball (ULTTOC-UII Slow Pitch

HJ,
I have the TOC bats in and have hit them extensively. If you or others need to get them I will be happy to work with you. I would NOT recommend hitting a composite bat that you cared about with those balls. Use a good 44/375 ball for break in...thanks,
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
June 9, 2014
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Worth legit

AJc,
Thanks for checking in ....FYI I don't list everything but I do have pretty much every senior bat there is as well as ASA and USSSA too. I test most of them and keep a majority around for you guys. Glad to help you anytime,,,
Alan Team 1 Sports
Tricoach18@att.net
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