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June 27, 2015
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: In Need Of An ASA Bat

Scoop,
Perfect for that. A Juggy or Freak52 is just what you need, call me at 561-718-7504.
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
June 25, 2015
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Worth Senior Legit

Lewis,
Go online and print a copy of your credit card statement with the charge from softball.com on it. If you don't have your credit card set up online, just call your credit card company and they will either email, fax, or mail you a copy of the statement showing you paid softball.com for the bat. Then you can give them the date of purchase so they can go back and generate a valid receipt for you.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
June 21, 2015
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Worth Senior Legit

That's strange. I would call them directly and explain what happened to the bat and request an RA number so you can return it to them for evaluation. I can't directly speak for Worth as I'm not their employee but generally speaking they have replaced bats with the "telescoping" issue that you describe as being defective. Let me know how things go....

Alan
Team 1 Sports
June 20, 2015
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Worth Senior Legit

Lewis,
Sorry you are having this issue. What dealer did you buy the bat from and on what date? I work with both Worth and Miken every day and they are usually quite good about their products if they are defective. What they do require is a receipt from a OFFICIAL dealer so they can see where the bat was purchased from and on what date. (So, ebay shoppers be careful that you are buying from a registered dealer and have them give you their registered dealer name BEFORE buying off ebay)
Go to the dealer you bought the bat from and get a receipt and either call Worth to get an RA number or go on the website to get one. Send the bat back through the warranty dept and they will evaluate the bat and contact you. Any of my customers that have had loose connection/joint issues with have had new bats sent to them. If I can be of further help please let me know.

Alan Tanner
Team1 Sports
Tricoach18@att.net
June 10, 2015
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Combat Wanted G3

L,
I have tested the bat extensively. The G3 is a bat that takes a little patience. It does not break in near as quickly as a lot of top tier senior bats but have some patience....it will perform and has a good amount of durability too. One thing I really liked about the bat was it's swing weights and balance points...spot on and good feeling. It's advertised weights swing as the weight advertised. The end load is not overdone but can be felt while in the swing motion and it does as it's supposed to.... Bringing that bat head through the impact zone with accelerating speed. Overall, a solid bat that rewards you after you put some work in with it. If you need help on it or any senior bat get with me at
561-718-7504.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
June 5, 2015
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: In Need Of An ASA Bat

DC,
Great question. Without getting too techy, the smart engineers can actually "tune" carbon fiber lay ups and weighting to achieve certain things. Since the .52 cor ball is a different consistency than the .44 cor ball the best ASA bats out there are actually developed to perform better hitting this type of ball. If you match up other bats that are not designed that way, the performance difference is obvious early on. That being said some bats not necessarily designed for the .52 cor ball will give acceptable performance but at a much later time in their lifespan after many hundreds of swings. Hope this helps you and feel free to contact me.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Tricoach18@att.net
June 4, 2015
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: In Need Of An ASA Bat

Cheeze,
The Freak52 is as good as anything out there for sure and....for you balanced or end load guys, it comes in both models now. It's the most popular ASA bat that I deliver. Get with me if you need help.
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
June 3, 2015
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat weight

Cat,
I send out hundreds of bats to seniors and overall the most popular is the 27 End load with the 26 close behind. Balanced bats account for anywhere from 18-23% overall. Me personally: I swing a 28 ounce end load and carry a 27 ounce end load as well for the days I'm a little sluggish or after playing 2/3 games in a row when a bit tired. Happy to help you out anytime.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
May 19, 2015
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ball B.S. In lee county

Nancy,
That's funny! The Stote remains to be a pretty good ball but as PJ3P mentioned sometimes a variation may be used due to supply and demand. When that occurs, you can get less than favorable results when you encounter heat and humidity of which we have an abundance of in South Florida. There are several more consistent balls out there, ie....the Rock balls, Kevin's Tattoo balls but you have to remember cost comes into play too. Most companies have raised pricing slightly over the last year. I know shipping costs are also up. Consider they come in on a boat from the Far East and then have to be ground shipped to wherever the end user is. Softballs are somewhat heavy so that all adds up. I'm not making excuses just pointing out some details on all sides of the softball world. FHC does put on a great series of tournaments at a VERY LOW COST to the players. It gives usa great opportunity to play competitive softball all year long here with entry fees of only $210. Overall, it's a great venue and well worth the money to play in it.
I'm sure next month all will be OK again.....

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
May 18, 2015
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ball B.S. In lee county

PJ3P,
You are correct on that one. Several of the ball companies have had inventory issues this year with various balls. If any of you think you may be needing a certain ball or any ball in the future, I would recommend checking into getting them well in advance. Most of these balls are made in the Far East and shipping has been a logistical nightmare for the ball companies. I ordered my run of balls now and I'll expect them in August. Sometimes it takes that long.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Tricoach18@att.net
May 18, 2015
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: In Need Of An ASA Bat

You too guys have it right. The Freak52 and the Flipper are the two best ASA bats out there hands down. The Freak now comes in a balanced model which is real popular and it's the only really high performance ASA bat that works well on the 52 cor balls. If you have more questions get with me anytime.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
May 18, 2015
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ball B.S. In lee county

Doer,
You bring up an interesting issue. Welcome to summer senior softball in Florida. SSUSA and Florida Half Century use the same Trump Stote 44/375 here in Florida. I played in both events you spoke of and heard complaints all over the park. If you notice, you don't hear many complaints in the fall or winter down here and there is good for that. Trumps 44/375 in THAT MODEL is severely affected by temperature, humidity, AND WHERE THEY ARE STORED BEFORE PLAY. let's face it, not many tournament directors take the time or even have the knowledge or ability to store the balls in an a/c area before their usage. (I do that in my events) this particular ball feels and sounds more like a sponge ball down here during our hot months. Performance drops off quickly, especially if you play in mid day or afternoon heat. For that very reason when I put on events or run tournaments, I do not choose that particular ball. Mike Macenko has also been testing softballs for many years and is a wealth of information on the subject. He introduced me to a new design by Trump that I tested and found to be a very consistent ball at ANY temperature. (It was our official ball at my spring training camp and I am still hitting balls from that camp in bp)It was an ISA stamped ball and it has a barrier in it to prevent break down in temperature. I was so impressed with it that with Mikes assistance (thanks Big Cat) we made some minor changes to it and it will now be available to the general public under my Team 1 Sports banner. They are in production now and will be available in August so get with me with any questions about it. It is a non sanctioned 44/375 ball that can be used anywhere that's allowed. The ball is VERY durable and consistent , more so than any ball I've tested and right up there with the Rock which is a great ball. It would be nice to see some sanctions go with this type of ball or with the Rock or maybe even the Tattoo 44/375 as they all are very good and stay true in any weather condition. In the meanwhile, get used to hitting a ball with a sock like feel in the Florida heat!

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
April 27, 2015
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Major plus problem

Tattoo,
Never really thought about the size thing but yours is a valid point. We have a big state (Florida) and good weather so I guess we are fortunate. There was another post about what makes a major player so I thought I would try and put input on both things. Here in Florida we have a lot of guys and several teams that could compete very well in Major Plus. I know that is like some other states too. We all like to win and we all play to win but it seems many people and teams avoid Major Plus so they have a better chance,,, to not lose. It's VERY hard to win all the time in Major Plus or Major for that matter. Teams and players are very good. But if your team has the potential to win say 40-50 percent of the time, I feel you should move up until you no longer have that potential. Not everyone agrees but I always wanted to play with the best possible level of competition and if I'm the worst guy on the team, we have a pretty good team. I think my Team 1 Sports team is pretty successful and we don't win all the time and we are a basically self sponsored Major Plus team that has good talent and great guys to hang with. We enjoy striving to play the best and even some younger teams too.
My personal opinion is that SSUSA does a pretty good job at policing the teams at every level. I think we could encourage more teams to move to Major Plus is to DECREASE the home runs in Major and bring back excess home runs to be walks in Major Plus. That might entice the extremely good Major teams to take the leap. Just a thought....

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
April 27, 2015
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Spring Training in Vero Beach, FL March 27-29

Dbax,
You are good at that. Darn that spell check! Hemi, lotsa rain Saturday am so they cancelled 2 of the 3 seeding games. It cleared up and we ended up winning the 50 Major Plus...

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
April 25, 2015
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Spring Training in Vero Beach, FL March 27-29

Complaining? I'm not complaining one little bit. As I told our original group this year I am THRILLED to be around guys who have the passion and dedication to come to a camp that improves their game. I got as much out of it as they did and that's just another blessing of senior softball. I am happy to have multiple people from around the country asking to come to another camp.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
April 23, 2015
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Spring Training in Vero Beach, FL March 27-29

I am complaining a list now of dates to avoid to try and hone in on the best dates possible. Then I will go about procuring facilities so we can put on another great camp. I'll update you guys as soon as I sort through it all.

Thanks,
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
April 16, 2015
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Bag

Bruce and others...
Tangelos Rage bag WAS a good choice but as of now Tanel is not producing anymore bags or shoes and is basically...out of the softball business for now. That is why I did not suggest them.

AT18
Team 1 Sports
April 16, 2015
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New bats for 2015

Perl,
I have a few out there on you tube. I even bought a new video camera and radar gun this year for that. I'm a little tech and time challenged sometimes and my goal this year is to do more of that. I need to train myself a little better and set aside time for that. Appreciate the thought...I'll see what I can do.

AT18
Team 1 Sports
April 16, 2015
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Bag

Chip,
Look at the new Miken line up. They have the Freak tournament which my team used last year and the Freak Championship which we are using this year. Both are excellent quality wheeled bags and the tournament is a larger model with telescoping handle that easily holds 6 bats or more. My bag last year is still usable after 8 flights around the country, numerous drive to tournaments, and.....a BAZILLION trips to the ballpark for bp and testing equipment. I can't say anymore than that. If you need help call me anytime.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
April 16, 2015
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley Lightning.....

If the association allows senior bats...spa,issa, isa, ssusa, the Dudley can be used. Not all associations require their logo on the bat itself.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
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