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Jan. 2, 2019
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Is it too soon to compare the new Dudley Hot 14" vs the new Adidas Melee 2 - two piece?

Hey Raider,
Please send me your Wicked ďlogĒ so I can lab and field test it for any possible manufacturing defect. This does happen occasionally on a production line although we strive to maintain consistency in each bat being made. Yours is the first one that I have heard being described this way and I would like to evaluate it and possibly send it back to engineering. If there is indeed something wrong with the bat, Iíll replace it. Thank you,

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
12 Porta Vista Circle
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Jan. 1, 2019
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken Freak Pro Jason Kendrick 2pc compared to Worth Wicked XL 2pc

No sir,
The new JB bat is a 12Ē barrel and it was brought up to the same specs as all of the Miken senior bats for 2019. If you like a 12Ē barrel bat, itís phenomenal and itís definitely our best 12Ē senior bat to date. I will be doing a video on it soon and it will be on Facebook and also on my You Tube page. There is a new video on you tube that I made early this morning showing Mikens Freak X USSSA bat. You will see how good it is and imagine what a senior barrel will do....!

Alan Tanner
Miken/Worth Pro Staff
Jan. 1, 2019
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken Freak Pro Jason Kendrick 2pc compared to Worth Wicked XL 2pc

The Worth Wicked Pro XL has been Miken and Worths top selling senior bat of all of the senior bats they offer since itís introduction in Las Vegas and still is as of January 1, 2019 according to what is provided to me by them. I do not ask for sales figures from other bat companies although sometimes they are provided to me. Hail, believe me if you worked closely with the engineers as I do you would know there are ALOT of new things in composites especially related to bat manufacturing. We are already working on new technologies for the 2020 bat lines that have changes in them as well. I wonít speak for other companies but I am quite sure they would tell you the same thing. Any company that sits still in this day and age with how fast and far reaching technology is going, is going backwards. Trust me, Miken and Worth and going full steam ahead working on new and better products.
Happy New Years to each of you,

AT18
Dec. 29, 2018
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken Freak Pro Jason Kendrick 2pc compared to Worth Wicked XL 2pc

Cheez,
Great question but incorrect information that you received. I am intimately familiar with both bats as I have worked with them since their inception. The Kendrick bat has a 14Ē barrel and the Wicked Pro XL has a 13.5Ē barrel. 1/2Ē difference isnít a big deal right? ...Not so fast, but a 1/2Ē or a 1/2 oz. can and does change a lot in a bat. There are other subtle weighting differences as well between these 2 bats. Both are fantastic in durability and performance. The Wicked XL gets a slight bonus in forgiveness and is the top selling senior bat right now. Iím glad you are enjoying it as are hundreds of guys across the country. As the weather begins to turn and spring draws closer, I am sure we will see even more people swinging the Worth bat. Best of luck to you this year.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Worth/ Miken Pro Staff
561-718-7504
Dec. 16, 2018
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Fall Training camp for seniors in Vero Beach, FL

Today turned out sunny and nice and we escaped the rain pretty much the entire weekend. We had a tremendous group of players and it was fun to see the amazing improvements throughout the weekend . Us coaches had as much or more fun than anyone our next camp will be late February/ early March in Vero Beach, FL.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Dec. 7, 2018
Tri18
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Batting screens

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The pitch safe is very good although expensive. I have a lightweight economical alternative.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
Dec. 7, 2018
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Fall Training camp for seniors in Vero Beach, FL

We do have some openings for our December 14-16 camp in Vero Beach. Give me a call if you are interested in attending.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Nov. 28, 2018
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Senior bat technology and performance insights

All you guys above make great comments especially as this is somewhat new information due to the expansion of technologies. If you want to sum it up, every player has a ďnumberĒ where a bats barrel flex can become a negative as far as performance goes. That number can vary widely depending on the players size, strength, and technique. Every player does not have a compression tester available but at least players have this new knowledge that can still help them. Some things to look out for and be aware of:

1. Bats that feel soft at impact might very well feel that way because you are not getting 100% performance potential out of them.
2. Watch ball flight and wake up if you seem to be hitting more knuckle balls than usual. This can be indicative of the barrel is collapsing too much and more surface area of the ball is impacting more surface area of the bat thus DECREASING spin potential. Spin creates velocity and distance. Balls that lose spin and knuckle regularly can be caused by too soft of a bat.
3. Players need to not just consider how a bat feels....pay attention to ball flight and velocity. Just because you donít feel that softness doesnít mean the bat is not lively.
4. Be careful of bats that break in extremely quickly, feel softer in 100 swings or less, and reach high performance levels almost immediately. This will most likely be a bat for YOU that will break down quickly, get too soft, lose performance, and possibly break quicker than another bat.

These are just some things to consider as everyone becomes a little more educated on the newer bats and newer materials. That being said, not all companies employ the latest materials and technologies which again can create lesser performance and breakage quicker than other brands.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Nov. 23, 2018
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Fall Training camp for seniors in Vero Beach, FL

I donít have anything scheduled but I would be happy to work together to put one in place in your area. I do travel and custom taylor 1,2, and 3 day camps for different senior leagues and communities around the country. Maybe you can get together with your local leagues and see if there is interest and then call me and we can design a program to fit your requirements.

Any other leagues or areas that have interest feel free to do the same and we can custom design the best program for your area.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Nov. 23, 2018
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Worth Wicked Pro XL Signature Series

Gary,
Iím glad that you love the bat. I keep getting more and more reports across the country like yours. So much so that I have been informed that the Wicked Pro XL is now the #1 selling bat across the country. Fortunately, we ramped up production so we have some in stock.
Crusher....you are hitting softballs that really werenít designed to be hit with that bat. The Big Cat is designed and engineered to be hit with 44/375 softballs NOT 52/300 which are for ASA bats. Go hit some 44/375 balls with it and it will break right in. After the break in is complete try hitting some 52/300 balls and performance will improve there too.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Nov. 19, 2018
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Worth Wicked Pro XL Signature Series

Deep,
Occasionally you will get a bat thatís a little stiffer than some others and take a bit longer to break in. My experience tells me that those bats that require a little extra break in effort reward you with a long, rich life of high performance. The Wicked XL Pro GENERALLY begins breaking in nicely after 100-150 swings. My experience also tells me that it has 3 different performance gears along the break in cycle. Remember that break in periods can vary quite a bit player to player depending on bat speed, strength, technique, types of balls being hit as well as their condition, and also weather. All in all you will find the bat to be among the very best ever produced. Best of luck !

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Worth/ Miken Pro Staff
Nov. 19, 2018
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Fall Training camp for seniors in Vero Beach, FL

Wayne,
Thatís usually the easiest way to go but depending on some regional airlines such as Allegiant, Frontier, and even Southwest you can get some good deals in the other airports too. We still have some openings so give me a call if you would like to attend the best senior camp out there.

Alan Tanner
561-718-7504
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
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