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Discussion: NEW Miken Triad Blackout Senior bat !!!

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Sept. 7, 2013
Tri18
673 posts
NEW Miken Triad Blackout Senior bat !!!
Guys,
We got a new war stick coming out real soon....I have been corresponding with Miken for a few months now on the project. The new Triad BLACKOUT is a Senior bat that comes with a 90 day warranty and its priced at $249.95. Miken is combining their Triad technology to increase durability on this model which is made with a slight end load. Pre orders can be done now as delivery is scheduled for October 1 or slightly before. If you have questions or need information please contact me.
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
Sept. 7, 2013
Snot Nose Kid
48 posts
Tri18

Isn't that about the SAME TIME and about the SAME PRICE as the GSC wonder bat, with warranty, is supposed to be released?
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Sept. 7, 2013
Tri18
673 posts
Here's a Kleenex! I am not sure about the GSC bat. We have heard numerous release dates for their bat over the years and they aren't out yet. I know that the Miken research, development, and most importantly production is in place as I have been corresponding and inputting on the project for months. The bats are being produced starting next week and I will have production bats right around October 1.
Thanks,
Alan Tanner
Tricoach18@att.net
Sept. 10, 2013
DCPete
242 posts
Tri18; has anyone hit with this bat yet & outside of durability how will it compare performance-wise to the 1-piece & 2-piece Ultra Maxloads?
And how will it compare to the Worth Senior Legit since they're now all the same company?
Sept. 11, 2013
Tri18
673 posts
DC,
If you notice my description wasn't too in depth because....I have not hit the bat yet. I am to receive samples later this week or beginning of next. As soon as I do I will start an in depth testing on the bat and will be posting follow ups for everyone.
Thanks,
Alan
Team 1 Sports
Sept. 19, 2013
Tri18
673 posts
Just got in 2 Blackouts for me to test. Testing starts tomorrow am after I finish breaking in a bat for a client. Stay tuned....
Sept. 20, 2013
Tri18
673 posts
Blackout Senior day 1 testing:
We are 100 swings in on the new Triad Blackout. A few thoughts:
1. Out of the wrapper, the bat had an acceptable performance level. Certainly on par with most senior bats but nothing extraordinary .
2. Somewhere after 50-70 swings it opened up slightly and performance improved. Again, nothing crazy but certainly acceptable.
3. On swing 86, we developed a "groove, gouge" along the top edge of the barrel. It is 1&1/4" long and app. 1/16 of an inch deep/wide. It is an interesting scenario as it did not adversely affect performance and the bat continued to perform. My thoughts are its simply an air pocket caught in between the paint layers and the carbon as there are no torn carbon layers visible so it's not a serious issue. We will continue with it to see if it grows.

General observations are for a semi balanced bat, it performed well and had a respectable sweet spot. We were swinging a 28 that actually weighed 28.5 so I liked the overall feel. My opinion is that after 100 swings, it still hasn't reached a true broken in plateau and it will improve over the next session. Usually, my bp partner today and I will break in almost any senior bat in as little as 50 swings but certainly by 75/80 they are screaming. The Triad seems to be acting as the USSSA Triad does which reflects its design and technology goals. A longer lasting bat that needs a little work but delivers good performance. Stand by for round two and we will see if that comes out.....
i should have them in stock in about a week.
questions or needs?
Call me at 561-718-7504

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Sept. 20, 2013
PJ3P
Men's 50
77 posts
Having put 75 of those 100 swings on the Triad Blackout, I'll say this. It will be tempting to swing it in our tournament tomorrow. While side by side it looks just like a Worth Legit, the sound is obviously different. As a person who is very picky about bats, I would not complain if I had to swing the Triad. It is a very nice bat.
Sept. 28, 2013
Tri18
673 posts
We are up to 225/235 swings on the bat. It remains a steady performer although not quite up to an Ambush or a Reebok on performance. It appears to be handling the durability part very well at this point. I would like to see a bit more performance so we will continue to hit it....
Alan Tanner
Team1 Sports
Sept. 28, 2013
Eurskine
Men's 50
63 posts
Good job,Alan......keep up the Fantastic work. I am standing in the blocks waiting.When you get Durability,i guess you may lose some Performance.With the Triad makeup,and new technology being introduced,do you think it will get to the Level of the Ultra's? We are swinging the Two piece models now,and the white maxload is off the chain.Do you think the Blackout will reach that Level?
Sept. 29, 2013
Tri18
673 posts
I am anticipating that. My concern is that we aren't there yet and usually by now I have senior bats at max levels of performance however.......this is a new beast. We may very we'll have a long term durable senior bat on our hands. I'm continuing to work with it this week.
AT 18
Tricoach18@att.net
Sept. 29, 2013
Az Iz
42 posts
Tri18


So now that you got some swings on that new bat, how does it compare to the white Miken Ultra 2 piece end load?

Sept. 30, 2013
Tri18
673 posts
At this point it has not quite caught up to its performance levels. Close but not quite there yet. I think it will continue to break in and get better so we will see. I will bring it to Vegas on Thursday so anyone who wants to hit it is welcome,,,,
AT18
Team 1 Sports
Oct. 15, 2013
Tri18
673 posts
Ok...so we are now approaching 375 swings on the 28 Blackout. Durability is just fine and I think it will go good for awhile yet. Definitely a slight difference in feel and sound from the other Mikens but a steady performer. They are in stock now...
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
Oct. 15, 2013
Az Iz
42 posts
Alan

Has the Blackout reached the performance of a broken in Miken Ultra 2 piece end load yet?


Oct. 16, 2013
Tri18
673 posts
AZ,
I think it's close but I'm still going to give the nod to the original 2 piece at this point. The key thing is here....it hasn't broken yet. If you are a bat breaking player who goes through multiple bats in a season this one may be for you....
Alan
Team 1 Sports
Tricoach18@att.net
Jan. 4, 2014
HJ
Men's 70
443 posts
When did it break and what was the final performance level? This may be a rec league team bat.
Jan. 4, 2014
PJ3P
Men's 50
77 posts
HJ, it has not broken yet! I put a lot of swings on this bat when it was new and took a few swings with it again the other day. It is much better now.
Jan. 5, 2014
Tri18
673 posts
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. 9, 2014
Tri18
673 posts
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. 23, 2014
DieselDan
Men's 65
17 posts
Spoke with a well respected player in the St. G area who has the Triad. He feels it may take over 400 swings to break this bat in. The added resin gives the bat durability, but requires more break in swings than most bats.
Jan. 25, 2014
Tri18
673 posts
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. 26, 2014
HJ
Men's 70
443 posts
Tri, a question: What senior bat would recommend for a weak hitting senior? Restated, what senior bat reaches maximum performance with little or no break in? For such hitters breaking bats is a nonissue if the bat isn't used by others. Please advise. Thank you.
Jan. 26, 2014
Tri18
673 posts
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. 27, 2014
DieselDan
Men's 65
17 posts
Tri,

HJ asked for a bat that doesn't take several hundred swings to break in. Depending how often he plays or does BP, it might take him a couple of years to break in a Triad, especially if he's a "weak hitting senior". I'd suggest HJ that you talk to someone you play with and see if they are selling one of their bats or purchase one of the other bats Tri mentioned.
Jan. 28, 2014
PJ3P
Men's 50
77 posts
DieselDan, he meant
The Reebok Barrage
The Miken Ultra2 two piece
The Combat Ambush
The Triad Blackout takes a long time break in and would not be a good choice for a base hitter.
Jan. 28, 2014
Lou50
Men's 55
20 posts
What do you guys think of the combat dirty?
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