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Nov. 10, 2018
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Worth Wicked Pro XL Signature Series

Now that some more time has gone by and our durability tests have gone on, and on,and on.....and you will find the Wicked Pro XL among the top in duarabilty AND performance and THE top in sweet spot and in its ease of swinging. It remains the top seller across the country but fortunately the factory has caught up and I actually have stock. Thankfully.... the Wicked Pro XL is PROUDLY MADE IN THE USA .

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Nov. 9, 2018
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: The 2019 Miken Big Cat

Miken and Worths senior bats are potent this year and provide excellence in performance, durability, and sweet spot. I test pretty much every bat out there continually throughout the year and The 2019 Miken and Worth line are the best all around bats out there. The combination of technologies have made my new Wicked XL Pro the top selling model across the country, for good reason.
If you have questions or need more information feel free to call me at 561-718-7504. Iím happy to discuss your swing habits, techniques, and your past bat selections in order to help you make an educated decision about which bat would that would best fit you instead of just blindly purchasing a bat.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Worth/Miken Pro Staff
Nov. 9, 2018
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Fall Training camp for seniors in Vero Beach, FL

I should have mentioned to get to Vero Beach you can fly into Orlando, Sanford, or even West Palm Beach. There are 3 best value hotels close to the field: Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, and Country Inn & Suites. Be sure to ask for the AARP rate unless you have a better discount code.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Nov. 8, 2018
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Senior bat technology and performance insights

Hello Everyone,
I am answering more and more questions on these topics so I thought I would share a little information to help you learn a little on these newer generation senior bats. One question that keeps being repeated is: Do senior bats wear out or just break? Great question and I have a new answer based on new technologies that most of the manufacturers have gone to. If you remember in yesteryear....you knew when your bat got REALLY hot and you also knew in 20-50 swings it was probably going to break! But those last swings FELT really good! Letís give Dudley the credit for designing the first LONG lasting senior Bat about 4 years ago that had good performance too. The other companies went back to the drawing board and quickly came out with similar technologies. If you notice on a lot of the newer bats, many times they donít ďshark toothĒ and break after getting that softer broken in feel. Soon many players like that feel and think their bat is super hot and it might be....for a short time. This is when the new information comes so listen up: Many players are now using bats that have become so soft (but not broken yet) and they love the feel but.....they potentially are ROBBING THEMSELVES of additional batted ball speeds AND distance because the bat has gotten SOFT (not broken) and is ABSORBING ENERGY instead of trampolining the ball off the bat. You see these new bats have different materials, lay ups and resins that are giving us more durability but depending on your bat speed and technique your bat may FOR YOU be worn out. Give the bat to a player with lesser bat speed and swing ability and it may be OK for them but you have worn it out. A great example of that was when my bats were compression tested at a National tournament and they were among the very HIGHEST compression of any player there. I know from thousands of hours of experience with every bat on the planet that when my bat falls below a certain level of compression (usually 190 or so) Iím cheating myself of bat performance. Now there were PLENTY of bats at that tournament testing at 160 or below.....(remember , the LOWER the number, the hotter the bat is......TO A POINT) There are even some new bats that break in extremely quickly and get the soft feel within 75-125 swings but be careful....bats like that will have less durability and will actually WEAR OUT quickly for ALOT of hitters. The trick is to build a bat that takes some break in time, gets to and HOLDS AN ACCEPTABLE HIGH PERFORMANCE level for a long time BEFORE getting too soft. This is the design and production technology in my new Worth Wicked XL and the new line of Miken 2019 bats. So....a little education is good for everyone which is why I shared this. Thereís ALOT more to it but hopefully Iíve explained so you can get the new knowledge on these new technologies. If you have more questions feel free to call me at 561-718-7504.

Alan Tanner
Resident bat Geek
Miken/ Worth Pro Staff
Nov. 8, 2018
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Fall Training camp for seniors in Vero Beach, FL

December 14-16 will dawn sunny and bright in South Florida and we will again be hosting the most comprehensive softball camp TOTALLY DESIGNED and dedicated to Senior men over 49 and ladies over 35. We cater to the needs of each attendee no matter what skill level you have. I promise you this: You will LEARN more than you ever thought about hitting, defensive skills, running, training, injury prevention, and nutrition and hydration strategies. You will receive ALOT of one on one with our Pro Staff as we limit the amount of athletes that we take. Cost is only $250 which includes our famous banquet at Mulligans right on Vero Beach Saturday night. Taking reservations now so call me at 561-718-7504 with questions or to reserve a spot.

Alan Tanner
Worth/Miken Pro Staff
Team 1 Sports
Oct. 24, 2018
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Worth Wicked Pro XL Signature Series

So...the last shipment sold out too but....I got some more in today and am expecting about 100 more bats on Thursday. The demand has been great and people continue to give me good feedback.

AT18
Worth Sports
Oct. 9, 2018
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Worth Wicked Pro XL Signature Series

Grab the new Wicked XL Pro
It sold out at Vegas and across the country. We made changes to barrel length, end loading, layup, and handle flex which all added up to one of the most potent senior bats and most importantly the most forgiving bat. I am expecting a shipment late this week as all my others have immediately sold out.
Alan Tanner
561-718-7504
Miken/Worth Pro Staff
Sept. 28, 2018
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Worth Wicked Pro XL Signature Series

So several reports from the Wild , Wild West of Las Vegas.....
Apparently, there is a WICKED new sheriff in town and heís taking over the fields. The more Wickeds getting out on the field, the more calls, text, and messages I get! Glad you like them guys....they just slowly get better and better and better. Better get WICKED and donít show up with a dull knife to a gunfight....

Alan Tanner
Worth/ Miken Pro Staff
561-718-7504
Sept. 22, 2018
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Worth Wicked Pro XL Signature Series

If you are out in Vegas now and want to demo one of the new Worth Wicked XL bats look for Caros Vega from Elite as he will be set up at Big League Field of Dreams. Any other questions feel free to call me at 561-718-7504.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Worth/Miken Pro Staff
Sept. 16, 2018
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Worth Wicked Pro XL Signature Series

Hello Everyone,
A couple updates on the Wicked Pro XL. There is some new video footage over on You Tube where you can see the bat being hit. IJust put iAlan Tanner Softball in the search box and scroll down to it. Itís pretty easy to see how forgiving and high performance this bat is even early in its life. The good news is that the bat is highly durable and just continues To slowly get better and better as you hit it and itís sweet spot is unmatched. Worth/Miken is telling me that dealer preorders are very strong so itís taking a little longer to build up enough inventory to fill all the orders. They are going to try and start shipping to dealers towards the end of this coming week so they can get in players hands that are preordering. ASAP. You donít want to miss out on getting one of these, thatís for sure! We will have some shipping out to Las Vegas to the BIG SSUSA Nationals starting next week as well. Most likely we will be set up at Big League Field of Dreams all sessions and Mighty Mike Macenko will be at some other parks as well. If you need anymore information about the bat just pick up the phone and call me.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Worth/Miken Pro Staff
Sept. 14, 2018
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Miken and Worth Senior bats for 2019

The Miken line is very subtly changed and the Patriot now known as our man Johnny Baileys signature 12Ē bat received the updates in technology too, You will notice its improvements in feel and performance and it also has an impressive sweet spot for a 12Ē bat. I fell our engineers have dialed in the 2019 line so very well that it is truly the best lineup bat by bat that we have ever produced. I am super excited to see these bats start to get out to the public in the next couple of weeks. There certainly is a configuration in our line to meet every players needs.

Alan Tanner
Worth/ Miken Pro Staff
Sept. 9, 2018
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Miken and Worth Senior bats for 2019

Papa,
The plan is to have the new Miken and Worth line at each session at Las Vegas. So far I believe our production schedule will allow for that.
Hail,
We took input from each of the players as well as some outside players when designing and testing the bat. We worked on 3 different examples before dialing in this completed version now. Their were different balance points, loading, and even handles being interchanged as each little thing can change the complexion of a bat. Try to keep in mind we arenít just after a high performance bat but a high performance bat that is forgiving, long lasting, and can be swung by many different types of players effectively. I am sure we have achieved just that with this bat. I took one over to a field today where several different age groups and ability levels were taking BP. I told them nothing but just asked them to hit the bat and give me any feedback or likes or dislikes. The responses were 100% positive and everyone loved the swing feel and performance. Iím excited to get this one out into the publicís hands. Our engineers did a fantastic job in dialing this bat in.

AT18
Sept. 8, 2018
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Miken and Worth Senior bats for 2019

Update from the field today....I received my own off the line production model yesterday and immediately ran over the field to test it out. Not many times do first run production models exceed your expectations over the numerous prototypes that you go through to try to dial it in but......
I think we have a winner for sure! Itís hard to imagine a 13.5Ē barrel where almost 11-11.5Ē is usable and performs VERY well but thatís the case here. No doubt the most forgiving senior bat I have ever hit. We all certainly are not perfect in our mission to hit the sweet spot dead on. This bat certainly will help you when you miss a little. Production is going on now and shipments should start around the 15 th so donít miss out on one of these for sure. Give me a call with any questions or for more information .

Alan Tanner
Worth/Miken Pro Staff
561-718-7504
Sept. 4, 2018
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Miken and Worth Senior bats for 2019

Gary,
Worth/Miken are building the bats now. The plan is to have some out in Vegas to be available to players there. I am told they will be shipping to me starting right around September 15th so I can begin distribution to the players that preorder them now. If you have questions or need information please feel free to contact me at 561-718-7504. I did put a short video about the bats makeup on my You tube channel today which you can find if you search Alan Tanner Softball on you tube. There will be additional videos in the works over the next several days. Hope to see a lot of you out in Vegas!

Alan Tanner
Worth/ Miken Pro Staff
Aug. 29, 2018
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Miken and Worth Senior bats for 2019

Louie,
The good news is that both Miken and Worth have what you need and they match up and give you the same crazy good ASA performance that you have enjoyed. Mikens Freak 20th Anniversary Maxload and Worths EST XL will feel and perform the same as the Platinum. Get with me if you need help in getting one and Iíll take care of you....

Alan Tanner
Team 1Sports
Aug. 27, 2018
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Miken and Worth Senior bats for 2019

The Big Cat from Miken is very similar to the DC41 since it employs the same 1 ounce end load in its chemistry... Most players that swing both of them feel very little difference at all....
AT18
Team 1Sports
Aug. 24, 2018
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Miken and Worth Senior bats for 2019

Something to share near and dear to my heart....itís new bat time! We have been working long and hard to develop the new lines for 2019 and make them better than ever. Quicker break in to Top performance and better durability have been achieved in the 2019 plus the big announcement from the Worth side on a totally new bat for 2019! The Miken side will still feature the original U2 along with the signature line of Freaks. A big shout out to Miken Pro Johnny Bailey whose name rests on the new Patriot 12Ē barrel model. We still have the balanced version (Mike Dill), 1/2 ounce end load (Jason Kendrick) and 1 ounce end load ( The Big Cat, Mighty Mike Macenko). They are all superb and receive some slight adjustments for 2019 to make them better than ever.

On the Worth side we will still offer the popular one piece Worth Wicked with a half ounce end load and.....drum roll please as we roll out the brand new 2 piece Worth Wicked Pro XL signature edition.
I am honored and humbled to be considered and placed on this bat along with 3 of my talented teammates: Chris Walker, Bob Oí Brien, and Dal Beggs. These three guys are among the very best players in senior Softball and tremendous individuals as well. Thank you to the Staff at Worth and Miken for including me with such a talented group of men. Now.....I have been working with the talented engineering group from Miken/Worth for over 6 months on this bat. By now, I am quite sure I have worn them all out with my pursuit of building the perfect bat for the masses. I think we have pretty much accomplished that! It employs the very latest in every technology throughout its entire handle/barrel/loading makeup. We utilized a 13.5Ē barrel coupled with the most popular 1/2 ounce end load that most players enjoy. The balance point is so spot on that you barely feel the end load but you immediately feel the increased inertia as the bat accelerates through the hitting zone. I am absolutely thrilled with the end result and am super excited to begin swinging this bat exclusively. We are taking preorders and should also have these bats at the greatest senior tournament on earth, SSUSAís Las Vegas World Championships. The first batch begins its shipments around 9/15 so if you have questions or need more information please call me at 561-718-7504.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Miken/Worth Pro Staff
Aug. 18, 2018
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken Freak

If you consider, performance, durability, and sweet spot there is no better 1/2 ounce end load out there and my personal bat of choice,
AT18
July 23, 2018
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Worth Wicked updates

Hi Guys,
We introduced the Wicked out in Vegas and it has been very well received due to its great pop,sweet spot and durability. Unfortunately, Worth wasnít able to keep up with the demand and they have been mostly out of stock for the last 6-8 weeks. The good news is production has now caught up and all sizes are back in stock. If you like a one piece bat with a 1/2 ounce endload, you will love the feel of this bat. It swings through the zone quickly due to its design and weighting characteristics. If you have questions or need more information about the bat there is a video on you tube under my name or you can contact me at 561-718-7504.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
June 26, 2018
Tri18
Topic: Product review
Discussion: New Anniversary Freak

Masked man,
All of the first series of balls that you mentioned are either ASA or USSSA SPEC BALLS AND NOT SENIOR 44/375 balls which this bat was designed to hit. That being said, once itís broken in those balls will react to it just fine but before break in you may notice a difference in performance. The metallic ring you hear is typical of the new generation of Miken senior bats. You will find the more the bat breaks in the less of that you will hear. The bat you are swinging is my personal bat of choice this year and itís absolutely fantastic in every respect : Performance, durability, and sweet spot. The more you hit it the more you will love it. Best of luck to you,
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
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