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, Oct. 20, 2016
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching screen

I haven't posted a lot about the topic until I finished trying this out but I have to say for around $80, these Powernet screens are hard to beat. They are lighter weight than the Pitch safe and some other brands but they cost 1/4th. I have found it to be durable enough to withstand round after round of Bp so I brought them in to my repertoire. They come with pins to secure them not the ground so they aren't knocked or blown over but I have found it just as easy to prop the Bp ball bag against the net and it works just fine. The set up is simple and quick and it takes down easily and is stored in a carry bag that comes with it. The entire screen and frame weighs just under 10 pounds so it stores simply in your trunk and is taken out and onto the field easily. If you have questions , want to see pictures, or need more information feel free to call me.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
, Oct. 12, 2016
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Durable Bats

Hail,
Call me because it sounds like you need a bat with a different balance point than what you are swinging.
AT18
Team 1 Sports
, Oct. 12, 2016
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Fall Training Camp for Senior players

We made out pretty good. Luckily, the storm slightly veered off the coast and the stronger winds didn't come onshore here . I had a lot of debris and one tree blown down that missed my house by 18 inches. Looking forward to the camp which is only a month away. Registration is open so get with me and come on down for a few days of fun and sun in Vero Beach!
AT18
, Sept. 28, 2016
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas Bat Display

I was at BLFD all day today with all Miken merchandise and will be there tomorrow too. I will also be at the managers meeting Thursday evening. Depending on my playing schedule I will be there here and there Friday-Sunday. Call or text me if you need something in Vegas.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7505
, Sept. 27, 2016
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley 2.0

FOFO,
This isn't uncommon in composite bats although a vast majority of the new 2.0 Dudley are breaking in quickly. There are always a few stubborn ones in the bunch as I found yesterday with another manufacturers bat. I have broken in over 150 of these and this one....made my back hurt! But....about an extra 115 swings got me to what we are all looking for, a very high performing senior bat. So.... Squeeze that lemon of yours a bit harder and longer and I'm sure you will get...lemonade. Good luck!

AT18
Team 1 Sports
, Sept. 27, 2016
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley 2.0

FOFO,
This isn't uncommon in composite bats although a vast majority of the new 2.0 Dudley are breaking in quickly. There are always a few stubborn ones in the bunch as I found yesterday with another manufacturers bat. I have broken in over 150 of these and this one....made my back hurt! But....about an extra 115 swings got me to what we are all looking for, a very high performing senior bat. So.... Squeeze that lemon of yours a bit harder and longer and I'm sure you will get...lemonade. Good luck!

AT18
Team 1 Sports
, Sept. 26, 2016
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley 2.0

Sure it's tricoach18@att.net

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
, Sept. 24, 2016
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley Lightning 2

Lefty,
You are very welcome. The new 2.0 bats all seem to be opening up a bit quicker than last years models. I have really noticed it in the 13" end loads. Last year there was a lot of those that were stubborn and you really had to work them over to get them on point. These new ones react in similar fashion to the balanced and 12" end loads.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
, Sept. 23, 2016
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Zytiga/Prednizone

Ed,
Give me a call and I'll go over everything with you. I've had dozens of athletes I coach and myself use prednisone. Perhaps I can give you some insight.

AT18
Team 1 Sports
, Sept. 22, 2016
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: A Question For You BAT GEEKS?

Bubble Gum,
You are correct to a point but depending on the engineering of the bat and the company producing it there are differences in how weight distribution is created in the bat. Putting too much weight in the handle can negatively affect what the bats potential is. There are also different flex points from bat to bat depending on layup and thickness in those regions. Engineers these days have to really fine tune ALOT of variables to get a bat that feels good, swings good, and performs well. Obviously we have some talented people in that area with the premium selection of bats we seniors have to pick from these days.

AT18
Team 1 Sports
, Sept. 19, 2016
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas Bat Display

Ghost,
I will be swinging the Ultra 2 Black Maxload which is the black/green model with the 1/2 ounce end load. I have been swinging that bat ever since I hit the first proto types of it last year when we were developing it. We are working on a few new things/technology now but it won't be available until after the first of the year as its development is in the infant stages now.

AT18
Team 1 Sports
, Sept. 18, 2016
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas Bat Display

DB,
I would recommend you to call the office as suggested, pay the sponsorship fees, and become a sponsor of SSUSA and then follow the guidelines they give you. Best of luck to you and your business.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
, Sept. 18, 2016
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas Bat Display

Oops, that should be thanking me for what I do!
AT18
, Sept. 18, 2016
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas Bat Display

DB and Dave,
I understand your point. What I try and do as a FREE service for senior softball players is to provide accurate and honest testing and evaluation reports on equipment that we utilize. I spend my own time and my own money on a daily basis testing equipment from ALL companies so I can give you honest opinions of the products all year around. This also includes ASA and USSSA bats as well. I do not try and put "selling" information in the posts just that players can call me for information or questions if they wish. Dave has ZAPPED me in the past several times (rightfully so I may add 😜) if I worded something improperly. I have also contacted them directly to get approval on certain things. This message board is a free service that I feel the best senior association lets us utilize just as what I do is a free service to all senior players. Nobody is obligated to anything beyond that. I' have had hundreds of players hacking me for what I do on this and other boards and I do it because I have a passion for the game and I happen to be a self proclaimed bat geek. I've been working on what makes them tick for 25 or so years now. I'm sorry if I have offended you in any way, I'm just trying to help educate players as to what is out there for them to make good decisions.
Best Regards,

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
, Sept. 17, 2016
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas Bat Display

DB,
I am there representing Miken who is a sponsor of SSUSA and a official vendor for the event. That is why I posted this as such.
Thanks,
AT18
, Sept. 17, 2016
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas Bat Display

Hello Guys,
I will be coming to Vegas a few days early and arriving on Tuesday the 27th. I will be representing Miken Sports and set up at Big League Field of Dreams. I will try to get there some on Tuesday late afternoon but I will be sure to be there both Wednesday and Thursday. I will also be there in between my own games Friday through Sunday depending on my playing schedule. You can always call or text me to check on timing at 561-718-7504. Miken has authorized some special pricing on bats during the event so make sure you come see me. Big thanks to the staff at SSUSA for setting all of this up.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
, Sept. 16, 2016
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley 2.0

Yellow,
Yes my last post was about hitting a 13" el but I have hit the balanced and 12" and they are all very good with consistent characteristics that we want in a senior bat. Last years 13" el took a bit longer to break in than the others but it appears that they have smoothed tha out this year and all of them are pretty much the same. It just comes down to which one feels best to the player. If you need any help just pick up the phone.

AT18
Team 1 Sports
, Sept. 15, 2016
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley 2.0

Mark,
Subtle differences but as I told Dudley, if you can make it 1% better it's a huge winner,,,,and they did. Break in is slightly easier resulting in more very high performance swings in the overall bats lifespan. They changed the grip spin so that it will last longer on the barrel over the life of the bat. So far, I have found both points to be true. Couple that with the extreme durability the Dudley bats possess and you have a very top level senior bat in your hands.

AT18
Team 1 Sports
, Sept. 15, 2016
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley 2.0

AJC,
Broke in another13" el for a player early this morning. Last years 13" traditionally was tougher to break in but I'll say this....75 swings and we have significant changes. At 110 swings the bat was performing among the top senior bats and just getting better. So.....break in on all the new Dudleys is better and quicker than last years models and durability is still a strong point. The Dudley engineers are right on point here and this bat is incredibly good. I'm continuing on with the 12" and durability testing too. Everything is pointing to the Dudley being even better than the first models. Call me with questions.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
, Sept. 7, 2016
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Fall Training Camp for Senior players

Our grudge match afternoon scrimmage games in the afternoon are a great place to practice some of the skills that you learn throughout the day. Last Spring two of our ladies showed they can compete with anyone and really turned it up a notch. Come on down to Vero Beach for a good time, hone your game, and play a lot of softball.

AT18
Team 1 Sports
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