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Feb. 8, 2014
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: TOC Florida updates and Sunday meeting

Hi Everyone,
The weather is less than optimal but the tournament is going well. We have had cloudy sky's, some spotty rain, and cool temperatures so far.
Kudos to SSUSA for another well run event and we have had outstanding umpiring over at the Loyce Harpe complex. The umpires are hustling just like all the players and everything is on schedule.

I would like to invite everyone and their families to come over to the Loyce Harpe fields tomorrow at 7:30 am for a short bible reading and prayer since we will be missing church. I'll be right up at the hub of all the fields. Hope to see you there!

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Feb. 6, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok Barrage update

No it doesn't need to be retested. It was a manufacturing defect and it passed testing numerous times.
AT18
Feb. 5, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok Barrage update

Since I am going to the TOC this week I am not testing any new bats other than the Special TOC limited edition Miken bat I will post info on that bat later.
As for the Barrages let me clear up a couple of questions:

1.Contrary to misinformed people, the Barrage does NOT carry a batch number on it at this time. The only number you see on it is the MODEL number which at this point is the Same number on every bat regardless of the batch.
2. How do you know it's the second batch?
A. I sold every first batch I had.
B. Reebok just started shipping the second batch and they told me it's the second batch.
C. I post correct information as given to me by the company producing the bat.
I will tell you guys that are MeLee and Barrage users....reebok is only producing a small amount of both. Alot of people are sold out already on the Melees and they just came in. There won't be any more Melees made until at least the end of March so....if you want to use a reebok bat this year you might want to get one while you can.
Hit me hard,
AT18
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
Feb. 5, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok Barrage update

Guys,
The second batch of Barrages are just in now. Reebok tweaked the bonding system that caused some early failures in the 26 and 27 ounce models to help with the durability. If you have questions feel free to contact me.
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
Feb. 1, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Barrage or Legit

Lefty,
I have hit with both extensively. In fact, I just finished breaking in a Legit this morning to ship to a client. Let me say that either bat are a good choice as they certainly perform well. The 28 we swank this morning took 70-75 careful swings to break out. Usually, the Reebok requires slightly less. Both bats have generous hitting areas. One difference that may interest you ... The Barrage is slightly more end loaded than the very balanced legit. Hope this helps and feel free to contact me if you need help in your decision.
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Jan. 31, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: T.O.C. Bats for Winter Haven

Gorilla,
I wish you were coming down to the TOC. I'll be heading over on Thursday . Glad you are doing better . We play over at Loyce Harper in Lakeland I believe . See you soon!

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
Jan. 30, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok MeLee Updates

Word is they are .... Here! And, Reebok will make another run for Possibly March delivery.
Alan
Team 1 Sports
Tricoach18@att.net
Jan. 26, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: NEW Miken Triad Blackout Senior bat !!!

The Reebok Barrage wins that hands down. It's not close.
Second place would go to Mikens 2 PC end load.
Third place to the Combat Ambush.
AT18
Team 1 Sports
Jan. 25, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: NEW Miken Triad Blackout Senior bat !!!

Diesel,
You are basically correct. Depending on the players strength, technique, and bat speed you may need that many to get one crank in' hot. But...there are certainly respectable performance levels that you will encounter along the way. For guys who break bats regularly or want a truly long lasting senior bat the Blackout is certainly a wise choice. Guys that hit them, like them!
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Jan. 20, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok MeLee Updates

Guys,
I have just received word that there will be a FEW MeLees available in February. If that is your bat of choice get in touch with me for more information.
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
Jan. 15, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat experts-I need advice

In USSSA Mikens Rev X and Psyco are a great value and perform well. Combats newest offerings , the Avarice and the Virus Plague are very nice. The Avarice is about sold out already! I'm happy to discuss the hitting habits and needs with you to help them make an educated choice,.
Alan
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
Jan. 14, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: NIW Triad Blackout from Team1 Sports and Alan Tanner

SGT.
I greatly appreciate your post. It's guys like you that help me keep my passion for the game and for helping others when I can. The Miken Blackout is certainly a great bat choice and it's durability is among the best in senior bats. I will have another "care package" to you soon. You guys make me proud of our servicemen and the best country in the world that we are blessed to live in.
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Tricoach18@att.net
Jan. 10, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: help

Lee,
I'm happy to try and help you with the right bat to match your swing. You can reach me at 561-718-7504.
Alan
Team 1 Sports
Jan. 9, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: NEW Miken Triad Blackout Senior bat !!!

We dodged raindrops for some bp this afternoon with the Miken Triad Blackout....another 50 or so swings and still going strong. The bat has reached another level of good senior bat performance and has proven to be HIGHLY durable. Nice work Miken!
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Tricoach18@att.net
Jan. 7, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: REEBOK BARRAGE vs MIKEN ULTRA 2PIECE MAXLOAD

Hey Ed,
How about I wade in and tell guys the same about you. Ed and I have had mutual business dealings with each other and with some of the same clients. I always have known him to be truthful and follow up with his clients as I also try and do. Ed, keep up the good work. The sport needs more of you.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Jan. 7, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Combat Avarice G2 USSSA review

Guys,
Just to clarify on pricing of the Avarice G2. Retail pricing is at $219.99. I stated it was around $200 but just wanted to be sure that you got accurate pricing as suggested by Combat.
Thanks,
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Jan. 7, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Combat Avarice G2 USSSA review

Young man...!
You sir are correct with your dating but.....a bat that hits like this is worth mentioning in that light! Compared against other Usssa bats ,
( I've hit a few...:) !) this bat stands out. Very,very good right out of the wrapper for ANY year of bat.
Best to you Taits,
Alan
Team 1 Sports
Jan. 7, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Combat Avarice G2 USSSA review

Ok Guys,
Bright sunny and warm day yesterday in South Florida so I headed over to meet a few guys and put Combats new Avarice G2 to the test. Some of you may remember it from last year , a bright lime green colored bat that was a decent performer. This years version gets Combats new G2 technology and let me tell you....it works well! This bat performed as good or better than any other USSSA bat after peeling the wrapper off. It is in the early lead for the famous "best bat for the buck" award for 2014. Last years winner was Mikens Rev X but Combat gets the early lead here. The bat has a solid feel up and down the barrel and boy does it hit! For you guys looking for a league bat, bp bat, or for kids tournament play, this is a wise choice for around $200 with a full year WARRANTY. The Avarice is a uniload bat....ie, not severely end loaded or balanced. I hit the 27 (I usually use a 28) and it's swing weights and balance points were spot on. (I did not drop in weight due to feel, I brought out a 27 so more people could try it) I got them in and after that performance I will certainly be ordering more. Stay warm....hit 'em hard!

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
Jan. 5, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: NEW Miken Triad Blackout Senior bat !!!

JJ,
PJP is correct...the bat is still going and he is one of my resident assistant bat breakers when I do testing! It will get my nod as one of the most durable senior bats out there. I keep them in stock because of this as many regular bat breakers enjoy this bat.....it will certainly save some players some $ with it's extended durability. You must be patient with this bat....it has several "gears of performance" but they require a little longer time in between shifts.
If you break bats regularly....call me because this bat is worth considering.
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
Jan. 2, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok Barrage Legend is GREAT BAT

FFD,
Good to hear....I sent a follow up message to them regarding you and a couple others that had bats in limbo. Glad it seems to have worked. Let me know if I can help you...
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
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