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, March 17, 2016
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Adidas MeLee 2

A dik,
Please sign your name and include your phone number on your post. Let's again state FACTS and TRUTH not made up bs. The balls that were used by EVERYBODY last year including our team and everyone else were made by BADEN and supplied to every team by the tournament director. Let me say it again so you understand completely......we bought our balls from the tournament director and used the same balls that everyone else did. We did not put in any balls nor did we use my Team 1 Sports ball which is made TRUMP not Baden. Get your facts straight before you star spewing out made up bs on a public forum. We even offered to trade our balls for the other teams before the championship game. Then I offered to go buy new balls for both teams before the championship game. Do you understand the TRUTH now?
I'll await your posting of your name and phone number or you can call me directly.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
, March 16, 2016
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Adidas MeLee 2

Kevin,
Apparently you are having a hard time reading the above posts where I stated that I did not nor did I ever claim to invent this ball. So.....maybe the 3rd time you will understand that I have NEVER said that to anyone including you. The only thing I have said is I have a new ball at Team 1 Sports which is absolutely the truth because...I have never had a ball made with my logo on it and it is new for Team 1 Sports. AGAIN, I have never said that I invented this ball. Please Quit trying to discredit me by lying to the public about something I have never claimed or said. In business school they teach you that saying disparaging remarks about a competitor only makes the person who says them look bad especially when there is NO TRUTH in what you keep trying to say. I don't even consider you "competition" because I truly wish only good things for you and anyone else in this business. I simply love the game and the fun of working with the equipment that goes along with it. I hope you sell 10 million dozen balls this year along with 500,000 Nightmare bats and you are happy and fulfilled. I'm happy plugging along doing what I do which is providing honest and factual information to guys like myself who love the game.
Best Regards,
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
, March 16, 2016
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Adidas MeLee 2

You guys can spin what you like. I don't believe in that particular style nor do I wish to participate in it on a public forum.. As always, feel free to call me for honest accurate information whenever you want.
Best Regards,
AT18
, March 15, 2016
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Adidas MeLee 2

Xavier,
Let me refer you back to my privious post in this thread and specifically point number 1. After you read that let me clear up your questions.
I HAVE previously reported on the Centenarian and the Nifong from Combat. I have NOT reported on the Maxum as I have yet to hit it enough to to give anyone a fair evaluation of the product. Not sure how you align yourself with the Silver Ghost on this one? I report on every bat that I test but I don't report on something that I don't have definitive knowledge of. If you need specific information to help you make a bat or equipment choice I invite you just as I invite any player to pick up the phone and call me.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
, March 11, 2016
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Sunglasses for Softball

Wayne,
Glad you worked them out! The nosepiece has to be pulled down as it also connects the lens to the frame for added integrity. Once you do it once, it's pretty easy to do . I'm glad you got to come to our senior Spring training camp in Vero. It was great meeting you and having you around. Hopefully your health issues will ease and you will be able to play without pain! We are all getting older! 😂
AT18
Team 1 Sports
, March 10, 2016
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Sunglasses for Softball

Kevin,
No false claims by me were ever made. Please see my response to your duplicate post in the bats section. Apparently, you have misunderstood something but as always, feel free to call me anytime.
TC4, I am not the best at keeping my website updated. I would much rather be out on the field taking bp, teaching someone, or testing some new equipment. Sorry about that! Send me an email and I'll send you photos and descriptions, etc.....I need to respect the rules of the SSUSA website and policies. This is their board and I appreciate them letting me post general information.
Feel free to call or email me.
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Tricoach18@att.net
, March 10, 2016
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Adidas MeLee 2

Kevin,
I don't make false claims about anything nor do I lie. That is something I take seriously. I posted earlier and will tell you and the public again... I did not design my new ball nor did I or will I claim as much. Read my earlier post and it spells that out very clearly. I'm not sure why you keep insisting on that and also wonder why you keep saying this. I've known you for years and if you think I did something incorrectly or dishonestly please call me ANYTIME. Posting such claims on a message board just isn't good for anyone involved. You have two great products in your balls and I tell everyone as such. As always, I wish you well in everything you choose to venture into.

AT18
, March 10, 2016
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Sunglasses for Softball

Call me.
AT18
, March 10, 2016
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Adidas MeLee 2

Hey Guys,
Let me try and clear up a few things:
1. I do not work directly for ANY bat company right now and I never have. I do testing and consulting with several bat companies and other companies involved with various products in softball, baseball, and different sports.
2. My comments are based on my experiences while working on design, lab testing, and field testing the products including bats. I give an honest an fair evaluation based on this as well as using other information from players and athletes that I work with.
3. The Ambush was and is a bat that I worked on with the engineers and employees of Combat to create. It was and still is a good seller based on its record of good performance, durability, and a great sweet spot. I will say this honestly....some of the latest bats, i.e. Mikens new Ultra 2 Black and Dudley's Lightning have set new standards of durability that usually will exceed the Ambush lifespan. A good example of expanding technology and competition amongst companies. The Ambush remains a good quality , high performance bat and I still sell them regularly. The reason that you don't see them as frequently is that I have retained the right to be the sole distributor of the bat and I have not authorized another sports company to sell them. In short, if you want an Ambush you can contact me.
4. The Ambush durability overall has been very good and at its introduction was one of the longer lasting high performance bats. (See number 3) As with any mass produced item you will certainly find a few that have an "early failure" and by and large the Ambush only had a few of those. As with all senior bats there is not a warranty but if you feel that your Ambush did not give you a good value for your investment I would welcome your call to discuss it with me so we can solve the issue.
5.Kevin (tattooball) If I posted somewhere that I designed my ball then I am very sorry to have offended you and was not trying to mislead you or anyone. I simply borrowed good technology to accomplish what I was trying to accomplish: provide a highly durable ball that performs well even in the heat. Being an honest person, I will say your new Tattoball that is used in other associations does that well too. I am always happy to hit those balls as they are excellent performers.

In summary, those who really know me know I post factual information based on facts. I also LOVE this game and I am a self confessed gear geek who happens to enjoy testing and working on sports products. I hope this clears up any questions or situations that you all have. As always, just pick up the phone and call me, I'm happy to discuss sports and products with anyone, anytime.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
, March 8, 2016
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Sunglasses for Softball

BillK35,
You can see it on this message board in the bat section and it will soon be on mine as well.
AT18
, March 8, 2016
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Adidas MeLee 2

So the new Adidas MeLee is starting to show up here and there as they make there way into the country. I tested several versions of their prototypes as the bat was being developed. The first two versions were not up to acceptable levels that we are used to as senior players. The 3rd time seemed to be the charm as the finished product certainly replicates the original MeLee. The actual hitting surface of sweet spot is just slightly smaller but easy enough to adjust to. The bats do seem to swing slightly lighter in swing weights than the original version. All in all you should expect a bat that behaves like the original MeLee with good performance and a bit Better durability than its predecessor. You Reebok fans will be please to get your bat back. Supplies should become more available around months end or the first of April. If you have questions about the bat give me a call anytime.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
, March 7, 2016
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Sunglasses for Softball

19,
Out of respect for the SSUSA and the rules of this message board I can tell you you can see pictures on my timeline on Facebook or you are welcome to call or email me for more information. They are quickly becoming very popular.
Thank you,

Alan Tanner
561-718-7504
Tricoach18@att.net
, March 6, 2016
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Sunglasses for Softball

Hemi and Swing,
Glad you like the glasses! My wife makes fun of me because I have a different pair for every occasion! Oh well, I just like sunglasses. Some guys like watches, some guys like shoes, and then there is me. So.....why not make a great quality pair with five different lenses to meet every light condition or every little whim? Lol! I'm still a kid at heart but I like nice things and every bit as important is dollar for value which is why I created these. I think anyone who buys them will agree they are well worth the money and....they happen to look good too! 😎
AT18
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
, March 3, 2016
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Sunglasses for Softball

Wayne,
Thanks for pointing this out. There is a small release pin on the left temple.,before using it put a small drop of dish soap on it to help loosen the release. Once you do that they are a little easier to move in and out to change lenses. Yes JR, I can hook you up. You can view a short review on the bat section of the message board.
AT18
Team 1 Sports
, March 2, 2016
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Sunglasses for Softball

There have been several posts concerning good sunglasses for softball recently. Being the gear geek that I am and also happening to like all types of sunglasses including expensive ones....here is some exiciting stuff for you. For many years I was fortunate to be sponsored by a major brand of expensive, high quality sunglasses. Not everyone can afford to pay $160-$200 for a pair of glasses so I decided to start developing my own line of glasses. So.....a year later here is my shameless plug for my new sport glasses that are protective, good looking, fog resistant, have optics that rival $200 glasses and come with FIVE yes 5 different lenses for ANY LIGHT CONDITION and are under $50. 00. If you need more information about them feel free to get in touch with me.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Tricoach18@att.net
, Feb. 28, 2016
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Weather Forecast Spring training 2-26 Vero Beach

Just got home after wrapping up our Spring Training program in Vero. What a great weekend working with players from California to Canada and everywhere in between! The weather could not have been more perfect...I have a facial sunburn and chapped lips from our harsh Florida Winter. I had as much fun as the players. BKB, you are a gifted athlete, great to have you in camp again!
AT18
Team 1 Sports
, Feb. 25, 2016
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Weather Forecast Spring training 2-26 Vero Beach

Bkb,
Going through various weather reports it looks like a couple of crisp early mornings warming up to high 60's low 70's with not a lot of rain chance. Looks like a great mix to have a fun camp in! Welcome to Florida in the "winter"!
I've been here since the early 80's and wouldn't want to be anywhere else. Looking forward to another great camp with you and all the guys and girls this weekend. See you at the Meet and Greet tonight.
AT18
Team 1 Sports
, Feb. 22, 2016
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: non prescription " polarized " sunglasses for softball.

Guys,
Interestingly enough, I just finished developing my own line of glasses which come with FIVE sets of lenses for under $40 including a polarized lens....if you have questions about them get in touch with me. I'll put up a review under that section soon. They are comparable to glasses costing $160 and more in fit, optics, protection, and accessories. If you are on Facebook, they are on my timeline for you to see.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Tricoach18@att.net
, Feb. 17, 2016
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Batting Average or On Base Percentage

Dodo,
Great point as we have thought of that on our team too. Could be a new way that we do things in the future....
AT18
Team 1 Sports
, Feb. 17, 2016
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Computer Meltdown!

Guys,
A computer tragedy has occurred at Team 1 Sports! Somehow yahoo has vaporized my contact list of players and they say there is no way to recover it....! I had backup for a small amount of you but many emails and names were lost. This might be your lucky day so you can't hear my rants and raves from the gear geek every few weeks. But , if you are still interested in getting an email or two here and there about the latest and greatest, please send me an email requesting your email address be put back on the list. Out of respect for the SSUSA and there message board, please don't post them here just shoot me a quick email. Thanks,

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Tricoach18@att.net
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