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Aug. 29, 2017
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: NEW ! Worth Wicked Senior bat

CT
When I do testing I use a combination of Worth, Trump, Tattoo and a few of the new AD Starr green/yellow practice balls. All the balls are 44/375. I keep about 3 or 4 X-Rock balls in the bag just for fun 😬Too. The Rock Softball's are certainly fun to hit but not a good ball to do any type of real testing with unless you are just trying to see the longest ball you can hit.
Comparing the Wicked to a Jeff Hall senior bat? Kind of like comparing a good aluminum bat to composite....you get the idea!
AT18
Team 1 Sports
Aug. 26, 2017
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: NEW ! Worth Wicked Senior bat

HJ,
Mikens Patriot with the 12" barrel will come in a 25 ounce option. The Patriot has been redone and upgraded with Mikens new materials and technology. I will be putting more information out about this soon.
AT18
Team 1 Sports
Aug. 25, 2017
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: NEW ! Worth Wicked Senior bat

Benji,
You tell Ronnie 😏That we will compare notes in Vegas. Look forward to seeing all of you guys in Vegas! By the way there is an actual video of the bat on you tube that I made this afternoon. The bats came in and I ran to the ballpark in between raindrops. You can go on you tube and put in Alan Tanner softball in the search box and look for the Worth Wicked XL video. This first bat I swung right out of the wrapper was even better than the prototypes....

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Aug. 24, 2017
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: NEW ! Worth Wicked Senior bat

TONY,
The Worth Legit was a balanced bat and did not have an end load. The new Wicked swings true to weight so I would recommend you getting the current weight you are comfortable with.
Thanks,
AT18
Aug. 22, 2017
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: NEW ! Worth Wicked Senior bat

Those are the top 3 bats right now. Each of them have an argument in the mix to be where they are and now we have number 4.... So, my observation and extensive experience with all 4 of these suggest that any one of them could claim to be in the top 3. When you have bats this good I generally council prospective buyers that the one that feels/swings the best is the one most likely you will hit the best with. This leads me into an important part of my training camps academic profile in THE MENTAL APPROACH TO HITTING. The famous curriculum there is based on this profound quote:

HITTING IS 50% MENTAL
And
50% PHYSICAL
and the rest is MENTAL....

I do believe that through hours and hours of testing with everything imaginable that the Miken and Worth bats have a slight edge when you consider:

Swing weight/Balance points
Performance
Durability
Size of Sweet spot / forgiveness

Hope this helps you out.
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Tricoach18@att.net
Aug. 22, 2017
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: NEW ! Worth Wicked Senior bat

Oops!
Sorry, one clarification. The 30 ounce model is not available just yet. In itially it will be the 26/27/28 ounce bats that are released....

AT18
Team 1 Sports
Aug. 22, 2017
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: NEW ! Worth Wicked Senior bat

Hail :
Not sure where you heard that. I do work closely with Miken/Worth but as of this date I do not work directly for them. I personally endorse and swing their products as I believe that overall they have the best their is for a variety of reasons. I do enjoy working with their engineering and design team as again, I feel they are the best in the business. As a self proclaimed bat (and gear geek) I very much enjoy trying out all kinds of new equipment and trying to give constructive advice to those I am working for.

As far as break in and durability you will find this bat right up there with any of the very best on the market right now. I will not tell you you will hit the ball 20 feet farther nor will I tell you that it will outlast all the other bats BUT: For some players it might.

In summary, the Wicked will be right there with the top 3 bats on the market in sweet spot, durability, and performance. It will really compare straight up with the other one piece bats out there right now. It swings really true to weight and I enjoyed itsnbalance points as I feel they are dead on for a 1/2 ounce end load bat. You can feel the end load but it's not over done. If you used the red/black Ultra II Maxload back in the day this is just for you with added durability and sweet spot. Anyone will enjoy the quick bat speed and forgiving nature of the design. It will be in 26-28 and 30 ounce models.

AT18
Team 1 Sports
Aug. 21, 2017
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: NEW ! Worth Wicked Senior bat

Guys and Girls,
A big announcement today that you can all take note of....Worth is re entering the Senior bat market with the new Wicked Senior bat! The bat is a ONE PIECE model which a lot of players prefer and it has a half ounce end load. I have hit it extensively and tested it for months and it's definitely a winner. As you know Miken and Worth are owned by the same company and sometimes share technology. The technology in this bat comes from multiple sources and it's a collaboration of some of the best engineers out there. The bat has a tremendous sweet spot and is highly durable as well. If you like one piece bats you will absolutely love this one. I will be posting you tube video around the first of next week so you can see one in action. I will also be sending copies of the video out via email so contact me if you wish to receive it. Worth is working on pricing now but I am told it should fall somewhere in the $199.95 - $219.95 range. The first batch will become available sometime in late September so get with me now if you would like to get on the list to get one of the first ones.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504

Aug. 16, 2017
Tri18
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: legend 9

Who have you played for and who do you play for now? What level do you play at?
AT18
July 28, 2017
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: mIken border bat

Many senior leagues and regular leagues are going to the ball for safety reasons. I should be in Ft. Meyers in the fall after Vegas....

Alan
Team 1 Sports
July 26, 2017
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: mIken border bat

Mike,
The new Border Battle and Worth USA employ Mikens latest technology that surpasses any previous ASA bat. They are specifically engineered to hit the 52/300 balls and they sure do it well. I have tested them extensively and I just got some of both in stock. I randomly selected some and sure enough....the very top of the heat in performance right when the wrapper came up. The 2017 models are just lights out. Incidentally, only 1500 of each model were made and each is individually numbered. Get with me for any more questions.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
July 17, 2017
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: 2018 senior bats

Gonz,
Many times the bat companies try and do things to coincide with Vegas which is in the fall. Research is ongoing and prototypes are being worked on right now in various forms. I am working with and on a few myself. I would expect to see some more information in the next month or so....
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
July 16, 2017
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: weight training

Cat,
Great question which always gets athletes in a dilemma.....do I lift during a season? I think we must consider (at our age) what is best for us physically more than just for athletic performance. We know weight training is hugely beneficial to long term health and quality of life so I am an advocate of year round training. That being said modification of routine, amount of weight, and amount of overall training will vary athlete to athlete based on ability, age, goals, and the most important, personal safety. My short advice is to not do anything during your season that creates extended muscle soreness or lack of flexibility. I work individually with clients to construct programs that achieve this but it's difficult to just put out a "standard prescription ".
Hope this helps a little bit.

AT18
Team 1 Sports
July 12, 2017
Tri18
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Shorts for Bp, games, the beach....!

Scooter,
Give me a call at 561-718-7504

AT18
Team 1 Sports
July 11, 2017
Tri18
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Shorts for Bp, games, the beach....!

Hello Guys,
My latest project has been a little time consuming but kind of fun. Alot of players have been asking me about this for the past 1-2 years so I have been working on several different styles of microfiber, moisture wicking shorts that can be used just about anywhere. I combined the best features from 3 or 4 different styles and came up with some functional but good looking multi purpose shorts. They are baggy enough to,allow you to hit Bp or play games in them but not overly so. Pockets either have Velcro or a very lightweight low profile zipper as a closure so nothing will fall out at the beach or when running. I made a short video on You Tube that you can find by searching Alan Tanner softball and scrolling to them. If you have any questions feel free to reach out. Looking forward to seeing all of you in the biggest event in the senior game....Vegas!

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Tricoach18@att.net
July 5, 2017
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat for an ASA 52/275 ball.

Two new Limited Edition ASA bats just came out this week commemorating the ASA Border Battle played each year between USA and Canada. These are numbered bats bats as they only make 1500 of each. Mikens is known as the Border Battle and Worth's is the Legit XL USA. BOTH SPORT red white and blue paint jobs and both are equipped with the latest technology in ASA bats. Contact me at 561-718-7504 if you need more information.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
June 28, 2017
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat for an ASA 52/275 ball.

You are very welcome. Miken has been feverishly working to keep up with the demand for these as they have quickly taken over the ASA market. I finally got a few more of them in today in my shipment. If you need anymore help get in touch.
AT18
T1S
June 27, 2017
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat for an ASA 52/275 ball.

Hombre,
Look at the thread below regarding the Freak Platinum. There is no better bat than that for the 52/300 ball...

AT18
Team 1 Sports
June 16, 2017
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Miken ASA Freak Platinum

Hello guys,
Since the board has been kind of quiet and word is building up on the street I thought I'd share some information with you on Mikens new ASA bats. A lot of senior players play in ASA leagues using either 52/300 or 52/275 softballs and this bat was specifically engineered just for these balls. If you pick up one and swing it 5 or 10 times you will immediately recognize that it hits these balls like no other ASA bat you have used previously. Mikens engineers took this design to the next level when they came up with the Platinum ASA and it far exceeds other ASA Designs. This bat breaks in easily and quickly and I have had numerous players call me after I sent them one telling me how much better than it was even right out of the wrapper than their previous fully broken in ASA bat. The ASA Platinum comes in either a 1/2 ounce endload or it comes in a balanced model. If you prefer even more end weight, the ASA DC41 has a full ounce end load with the same engineering. Does this sound familiar? Miken is making all of their top line bats with these same weight distributions so if you are using a Miken Senior, ASA, or USSSA bat, you can choose the swing weight model in each category and have a seamless transition from association to association. Smart move from the company that is leading the country in sales in pretty much every softball association right now for good reason:
The best combination of sweet spot, performance, and durability in every batncategory. They have been having trouble keeping up with demand as of late since word is spreading around but shipments are coming out again now. The do come with a full one year warranty. Another item of note:
If you happen to hit a 44/375 ball with this bat it almost reacts like a senior bat. Remember they were designed just for the lower compression balls and they hit them extremely well. If you do hit 44/375's with the bat you may very well shorten its lifespan some so keep that in mind.
If you need more information or have questions call me anytime.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
June 6, 2017
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Sun glasses for night ball

STL,
I don't have 1/10 th of what I carry on the website including my line of glasses. I also don't want to infringe on this message board rules by sending people to my website. If you ever have any questions about any softball or baseball product feel free to pick up the phone and call me at 561-718-7504.
Thanks,
AT18
Team 1 Sports
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