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, Jan. 20, 2017
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior Spring training in Vero Beach March 10-12

Blue42 is the new Sports bar in town and it's right down the street from the fields. They have signed on as our official watering hole for the weekend. There are 3 hotels right next to the Vero Beach Outlet Mall that are convenient to everything. Holiday inn express, Country Inn &Suites, and Hampton Inn. Ask for the AARP rate and you generally get better discounts. You can also try on Priceline.

AT18
Team 1 Sports
, Jan. 19, 2017
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Mikens new Freak Senior bats for 2017

Hey Guys,
Just posted the new video of Mikens new Freak Platinum balanced version over on you tube. I will put it on Facebook too for those of you there. Just put in Alan Tanner in the search area of either one and you should find me! Wait until you hear the sound at impact....you balanced bat guys are going to love, love this bat. No sacrifice in distance at all and incredible batted ball speeds make it a sure fire top of the line winner in balanced bats. MIKEN has anoounced that they will ship around 1/23 or 24 so I'm excited to see them get out in to your hands. I'll be at the TOC with some too . Get with me with any questions .

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
, Jan. 13, 2017
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior Spring training in Vero Beach March 10-12

Rocket,
Dates are listed in above post: Friday the 10 th camp goes from 8:30-3:30/4:30. Saturday the 11th we stop a little earlier so you have time to get ready for our banquet which starts at 6:30 pm and Sunday we go 8:30 till about noon. Hope to see you there. BKB, your presence always increases the fun at camp. Look forward to seeing you.

AT18
Team 1 Sports
, Jan. 11, 2017
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior Spring training in Vero Beach March 10-12

Registration is now open for our Senior Spring Training event in Vero Beach March 10-12 th at South County Complex. Cost for the camp is $250 and it includes your ticket to Saturday's banquet at Mulligans on the Beach. Don't miss out on the most comprehensive camp designed specifically for Senior men and ladies.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
, Jan. 6, 2017
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Mikens new Freak Senior bats for 2017

Raider,
One bat does not fit all people, that's for sure. Mikens 2016 U2B line was their best selling lineup in years including the balanced model that is being used by thousands of players. 3 players on my Major Plus team swing the balanced models and I certainly can't call them what you did after watching them hit all year. Testing data and on field results reveal that this years Platinum line is even better. I wish you success with whatever bat you choose and on Sunday if you are a Raiders fan...!

AT18
, Jan. 5, 2017
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Mikens new Freak Senior bats for 2017

There are subtle changes in the construction of the 2017 models as compared to the 2016 bats. Frankly, I was scared when MIKEN told me they were going to update the bat line. Last years MIKEN models were fantastic and I didn't want to take the chance of messing up a good thing. Obviously, the engineers have just nailed the material composition and layup on the 2017 line. They truly are incredible.

As far as the TOC goes, I am planning on having bats there if they are ready which they should be and also if they aren't sold out of the first batch which is quite possible. I know production will have to ramp up to meet the demand once some of these hit the hands of players around the country.

AT18
Team 1 Sports
, Jan. 5, 2017
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Mikens new Freak Senior bats for 2017

Just posted the new video from hitting the 2017 Big Cat Freak Platinum on my Facebook and You tube page. You might want to tune in and see this thing in action. Wowza! MIKEN tells me they should be in in about 2-3 weeks.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
, Dec. 27, 2016
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Mikens new Freak Senior bats for 2017

Good morning guys! Yesterday I had a chance to film a little Bp session here in sunny Florida at about 82 degrees so it was a great day to check out ball flight and overall performance of Mikens new bats. I filmed a few swings using the new Maxload version of the Freak Platinum and you can see it either on my Facebook page or you tube channel by searching Alan Tanner. I will be filming the other versions soon along with the new USSSA DC41.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Tricoach18@att.net
, Dec. 24, 2016
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Mikens new Freak Senior bats for 2017

Had a chance to go over to Naples yesterday afternoon and meet up with Jason Kendrick from Miken to do some more field testing with the new line of MIKEN Freak Platinum senior bats. We were using AD Starr's new one piece practice softballs and hitting on a 325' filed at Collier Park with wind blowing in. The wind and 325' fence was no match for these guys! Simply put, the best overall senior bat I have ever swung. I can't wait to get the first batch in in a few weeks. You guys are going to love these!
Merry Christmas
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
, Dec. 16, 2016
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Miken softball gloves

Loop,
Up until now you are correct: Miken is much more famous for their bats instead of their gloves. But, the glove line is catching up considerablly. Mikens new KOA gloves are slightly softer feeling than most gloves but the pattern and fit are fantastic. My personal glove of choice is their 14" h back since I primarily play the outfield. They come in various colors, sizes, and web patterns now and the pricing is very reasonable. I think they are the best value for dollar out there. The overall quality of Mikens gloves has improved dramatically since this line was introduced. If you need any more information on them feel free to contact me. Also keep in mind that Worth, Miken, and RAWLINGS are owned by the same parent company so quality is all on the upswing with each brand now.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Tricoach18@att.net
, Dec. 14, 2016
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Mikens new Freak Senior bats for 2017

Yes I will be there and I'm pretty sure Miken is the official sponsor of that event so I will bring plenty of bats with me.
AT18
Team 1 Sports
, Dec. 13, 2016
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Mikens new Freak Senior bats for 2017

B,
You are correct I mixed up the colors as that is what Miken settled on. They are extremely good and I'm excited to get them!
AT18
Team 1 Sports
, Dec. 12, 2016
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Mikens new Freak Senior bats for 2017

Hello guys,
I've had a lot of interest in Mikens newest senior bats for 2017 so I thought I'd share some basic information and you can always contact me with any other specific questions. Miken has taken the highly successful Ultra 2 Black line and tweaked it to be even better and.... The Freak Platinum is born ! You will enjoy superior performance right out of the wrapper and then easily obtain high performance, large sweet spot, and durability throughout these bats lifespans. The basic weights and distributions remain the same, just a slight engineering modification within the material makeup. We will have 3 models to choose from:

The light blue Maxload (1/2 ounce end load) will replace the current black/green model.
The bright green Big Cat model will retain its 1 ounce endload and replace the current black/gold edition.
The bright orange model is the balanced version which will replace the current white/black 2 piece balanced model.

Production is underway and first batch deliveries should be out sometime in the middle to late days of January. Miken will continue to produce its on piece standard of the industry Ultra II as well in its balanced version.

You won't want to miss out on one of these. You can view some pictures on my Facebook page. Call me with any questions.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
, Dec. 7, 2016
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Mikens 2017 USSSA bat lineup

Thanks for the kind words Roy! I try to take care of people promptly and with professionalism.
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
, Dec. 7, 2016
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Mikens 2017 USSSA bat lineup

Im not so good at that! Tried to copy and paste with out success. Go to you tube and put in Alan Tanner softball and my videos will pop up. If you want to, you can subscribe to my channel and then you can get new ones as they happen
Thanks,
AT18
, Dec. 7, 2016
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Mikens 2017 USSSA bat lineup

Hi guys,
I have been busy hitting and testing Mikens new USSSA bats for 2017 recently. They are lights out good, literally! Many balls into the lights and over the lights later means Mikens engineers have perfected and tuned these bats to become the best 3 USSSA bats I have ever swung. They come in 3 different configurations so pick the model that suits you best and you will be thrilled. As always, if you need help selecting the one that fits you best just give me a call and I'll help you out. I do have videos on Facebook and on YouTube on all 3 of these and I just released one of me hitting the Psycho. Look them up or just email me and I'll send them to you.
1. Miken Psycho: 14" barrel with 1/2 ounce endload makes this bat swing exactly the same as Mikens Ultra 2 Black Maxload. (Black/green model) Love, love it!
2. Miken DC41: 14" barrel with a full one ounce endload which swings just like the Big Cat Senior bat.
3. Miken Freak30 is a 12.5" barrel with a 1/2 ounce endload that swings just like the Patriot senior bat.

If you really like your Dudley 13" el or Adidas el you will most likely love the Psycho. If you like Dudleys 12" barrel senior bat you will love the Freak30.

Balanced versions will be coming after the first of the year and each of these bats comes with a ONE YEAR WARRANTY. They are so good upon break in that they aren't far off senior bat performance.
I'll have some exciting Miken Senior news in the next 2 weeks or so so stay tuned.....!

Merry Christmas !
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Tricoach18@att.net
, Dec. 1, 2016
Tri18
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Trump Rock

JR,
If in fact you are buying 100 dozen balls at one time and are ready to make such a purchase of 100 dozen balls at one time get with me and I can help you.
AT18
Team 1 Sports
, Nov. 26, 2016
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: When did bats start getting END CAPS ?

Jim,
Louisville Slugger started the TPS model that was rolled over and had urethane end loads. It was dark blue with silver and red writing on it. The visible end plug material was red. On my bats and other players under contract with Louisville bats, the visible plug material was black. Then they came out with the silver/black Rich Plant model that had a red plastic end cap. This is 1989/90 I believe. Easton then came out with the SX1 which was silver/black with a semi clear end cap on it with urethane/bb shot in it for end loads. Bombat did make some models slightly ahead of these with end plugs/caps as did Steeles. I was testing equipment for them back then and both of these were actually produced for them at American Modern Metals. I know Mike Macenko can also give you insight to this as he was also doing research and testing with Steeles back then.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
, Nov. 16, 2016
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Fall Training Camp for Senior players

JT,
I left him a message...
AT18
, Nov. 16, 2016
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2017 Adidas Melee 2

They are available now. If you have questions I can help you.
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Tricoach18@att.net
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