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Feb. 9, 2015
Tri18
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOC follow up

Well I guess everyone has to say what a great weekend of softball. Players that played early on Friday or Saturday found out that it does get chilly in Florida! But....every day things warmed up into beautiful softball weather. Congrats to all the teams that qualified and all the teams that won this year. Even though it's a little difficult in timing if you haven't played in this event you should try and do so. Great fields and plenty of good restaurants. Finally, a big congrats and thank you to Terry, Fran, Dave, and all the SSUSA staff members for again putting on a quality, well run event.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Jan. 29, 2015
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Mikens New Freak Black USSSA version

Previously I reported to you on the incredible performance of Mikens new DC41 bat. I made a short video clip on you tube about it as it was a no doubt best USSSA bat out of the wrapper today.
Well....today I finished off testing it's little brother, the Freak Black USSSA bat. Basically, it's the same bat as the DC41 except it has a 1/2 ounce end load and the DC41 has a more pronounced 1 ounce end load. Let me tell you this....the baby brother Freak was every bit as impressive as the DC41. The performance is so good, it's not far off a senior bat after only 25-50 swings. Somewhere between 100 and 150 it turns in to an absolute beast. Batted ball speeds were incredible and we were getting consistent distances between 335' to 375'. Several balls were hit over 400' using standard 44/375 Tattoo and Trump balls with a 7-9 mph wind blowing across left field to right. Temperatures went from 75 degrees at the start of the session to 70 degrees by the end. Perfect testing weather for a very fun bat to hit. Weighting and balance points are spot on with both of these bats. Miken will surely erupt in sales now that these bats are shipping to dealers. I'm glad I have them to test as they are going out as fast as I get them in. FYI....I randomly select bats from my stock orders of different weights to test so these aren't demo or test bats made differently. These are just random bats I pick out of the warehouse to get a true evaluation of their capabilities. If you have any questions give me a buzz anytime.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Jan. 28, 2015
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Endload or balanced?

Bruce,
That's a very good question for an interesting discussion. As you know I sell bats and consult with players in pretty much every age category from 18-85 and all over the US and in many other countries too. Generally speaking, it breaks down to about 75-80 end loads to 20-25 balanced bats in every 100 sold. These numbers go up slightly higher if you were to just consider 60-85 age groups as a few more of the older guys prefer balanced over end loads.
This is a quick glimpse into your original question....if any of you need help call me anytime.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
Jan. 27, 2015
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Spring Training Program in Vero Beach in March

All you guys under the snowstorm....! Book your flight now for spring training in SUNNY Florida. Heading to the field now for bp and testing....

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Jan. 22, 2015
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Plantar Fasciitis

Guys,
Great input from a lot of experience from each of you. Let me share mine....I have worked with endurance athletes for many years and this is a common problem. What people don't always realize is the calf muscle contributes to this as it can get slightly shortened with repeated use and cause it to pull on the tendon in the foot/heel. The result; serious inflammation and pain. Calf stretching helps , ice helps but inflammation is still present as this particular area has very little blood flow which is what is needed to alleviate the inflammation. How can we increase blood flow to that area? I have been providing high quality, over the calf compression socks to athletes for years and they work. Try a pair when you are playing and AFTER you play. You will be quite surprised at how much quicker you recover. Soft tissue injuries require patience and multiple treatment strategies. I also have my own stim machine as well as a ultrasound unit. They help too....
If you need help get with me.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Tricoach18@att.net
Jan. 21, 2015
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Plantar Fasciitis

Tommy,
Doing preliminary testing now as I just got them in. Mikens new Freak52 now comes balanced and without a doubt is your best bet if you are hitting 52/300 balls. If you are hitting 44/375 balls , the Psycho balanced will give you better durability. Both have a year warranty and are tops. If you need more info you can reach me at
561-718-7504.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Jan. 20, 2015
Tri18
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Manny

If you are a team looking for a good all around player who can hit give Manny a call. He can play a variety of positions and hits for power and average...
AT18
Jan. 15, 2015
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Spring Training Program in Vero Beach in March

Stan,
Check your email...you should have all info now. Call me at 561-718-7504 with questions or to register.
Thanks,

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Jan. 14, 2015
Tri18
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Miken Gloves

Hi Stan!
Bernie btw.....
Rawlings and Miken and Worth.....are all one company owned by the Jarden Corp which means they all share some parts of design and production.....
AT18
Team 1 Sports
Jan. 14, 2015
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Spring Training Program in Vero Beach in March

I will send you info now. Anyone else is welcome to request it and I'll send you the schedule of events. You can fly in to Orlando, Sanford, or West Palm Beach to get in town.....
AT18
Tricoach18@att.net
Jan. 14, 2015
Tri18
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Miken Gloves

Mikens Super soft series is my best selling line of gloves. Here is why:
VALUE FOR DOLLAR
If you want an excellent quality glove that fits most hand sizes well , breaks in EZ, plays well, and lasts...then get a miken. At around $99 you simply can find a better combination. I'll clue you in on a secret.....sometime in the spring they will unveil new additions to the line that are just AWESOME. Mark my words....couple those with an incredible bat lineup this year and Miken will be at the top. Great job to the whole Miken team . If you need help along those lines contact me.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Tricoach18@att.net
Jan. 12, 2015
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken Triad Blackout

Knees,
The bats performance is right up there with all the good senior bat models...
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
Jan. 12, 2015
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Spring Training Program in Vero Beach in March

Yes there is... We have room for about 30-40 more players at this point. Call me at 561-718-7504 to register...

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Jan. 11, 2015
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Spring Training Program in Vero Beach in March

Bruce,
Vero is indeed a great place. It has a lot of open space yet still has enough development to be attractive. The small downtown and beach area have some great shops and fun restaurants as well. Of course there is much baseball Dodge Blue history there as well. The fields we will be on are immaculate and the county does a great job with them. It's a great opportunity to have some fun in a beautiful area with fantastic March weather.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Jan. 8, 2015
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley Lightning 12" barrel

Ed,
I am not disagreeing with you at all overall. I lost over 150 orders (yes 150) orders that were sitting on my desk waiting for bats to arrive. Meanwhile, bats were being circulated here and there across the country and I have had orders in the system since JULY. some of the 200 bats I'm getting early next week are those bats on order since July. However, I am now told that things are changing within the network to alleviate some of this. I'm really not defending anyone here but as always, trying to get out truthful, honest info to the senior guys so they can make an educated decision on what's the best bat for them. The good news in all of this is that we have several top line bats to choose from that deliver very goo performance and durability. Stay warm in the snow...

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Jan. 8, 2015
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley Lightning 12" barrel

Doc and BBK,
You are both correct in your postings. Demand for Dudley bats has been very high and at first they did not have customer service set up to deal with any problem bats. Now that the program is in full swing Dudley has a better handle on production and customer service. The few bats that I have had issues with recently have been taken care of quicker than the ones initially due to better customer service response. Distribution seems to be a bit better now as I have over 200 bats en route later this week. All in all Dudley seems to making strides in taking care of us senior players. If you have questions you can contact me anytime at 561-718-7504 and I will help you anyway that I can.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Jan. 5, 2015
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Anyone tried the Combat Dirty two-piece bat?

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Are you asking for the best combination of all three or one bat per category mentioned.
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Jan. 1, 2015
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Spring Training Program in Vero Beach in March

Got you registered. Happy New Years to all the SSUSA players out there. If you want to take it to the next level in 2015, show up for Spring training in Vero Beach in March. I think you and your team will see a new player once the season kicks in....

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Jan. 1, 2015
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Anyone tried the Combat Dirty two-piece bat?

I am sorry you have had some issues with your other bats. Let me just advise you and other players to give the New Combat Ambush a try before you pass judgement. After 100 swings, I guarantee that you or any player will see the value in the purchase.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
Dec. 30, 2014
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Prayers needed for the Big Cat...quickly!

Guys,
I just got off the phone with Mike Macenko. He has been in the hospital and very I'll since Christmas Day. They are removing his gal bladder in one hour. Let's get the prayer change moving quickly....
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
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