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Discussion: AT18 bat for 2020 from Worth

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Aug. 30, 2019
Tri18
333 posts
AT18 bat for 2020 from Worth
I have had an outpouring of response and inquiries about my new senior bat. I was able to hit the first two bats off the line and to sum it up quickly....they exceeded my expectations based on the 7 prototypes I went through to perfect this bat. It has a 13.5Ē barrel and a 1/2 ounce end load which is the most popular configuration that players ask for. There is no doubt itís the best senior Bat that we have ever developed. Iím running from this hurricane but am anticipating being able to work on orders sometime next week. The bats should be in stock sometime around the 2nd or 3rd week of September. Call me at 561-718-7504 for questions and information.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Sept. 4, 2019
Tri18
333 posts
You can see a new video on my you tube page that shows the very first hits off of the best senior Bat we have ever developed. Itís only a few minutes long and weíll worth seeing. The official program announcement will be tomorrow afternoon and there will be more information then.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
Sept. 17, 2019
Tri18
333 posts
Word has it that the factory is going to start shipping a little later this week. Donít miss out on the hottest new bat for 2020.....
AT18
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
Sept. 19, 2019
Jay Cas
8 posts
I've noticed over the years the Worth Bat has decreased in popularity not sure about the performance because I haven't swung one lately. So can this new Worth Bat compete with the Dudley, Miken, and Addidas? I actually swing the Easton Empire but I might look into this Worth bat.


Foot
Sept. 19, 2019
Tri18
333 posts
Jay,
Worth went severalmyears without producing a senior bat. Last year we did our homework and created the Wicked Pro XL and it became one of our top sellers. After 6 or more months of testing and 6 or 7 prototypes, I can confidently say the Worth AT18 is among the very best of ANY SENIOR bat this year.

AT18
Sept. 20, 2019
Jay Cas
8 posts
This is my second year of Senior Softball and I have not seen many Worth Bats swung by many people. I was away from the game for a while. I was a Die-Hard Worth guy just haven't swung it much since I've played senior ball. I will definitely test out the AT 18 when it come out. What is the actual release date?
Sept. 20, 2019
Gonedeep43
69 posts
My first Senior Bat was the Worth Legit. They made them from 2014-15. Great balanced bat, but was durable. Then to replace the Legit, I bought the one piece Worth Wicked after watching Allan hitting scuds with it. I have 4 of those. They are durable and with great performance. I just bought The New Tanner bat and took some BP here in Vegas. It is a great Bat. I've always been a Worth fan ever since the 90's with the EST line. My 2 Cents.
Sept. 21, 2019
Tri18
333 posts
Jay,
I just received shipping notification that I have bats on the way to me to to arrive next week. Iíve been told that we are an a allocation basis and will receive part of the order now and some the following week due to extremely high dealer/customer demand. Iím excited to get them and beginning to ship them out to players so they can see for themselves how good they really are. Put 100 swings on it and itís ....a whole new ballgame!

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Miken / Worth Pro Staff
Sept. 23, 2019
Jay Cas
8 posts
Alan,
I'll be a tester for the Worth AT-18. I just asked one of my friends if he has heard of the AT-18 and he said he use to swing the Wicked.
Nov. 18, 2019
Mr Wolf
18 posts
I just swung a Worth AT 25oz. today during batting practice. I hate to say it but this bat swings awfully heavy, more like an Adidas 26 or 27oz EL one-piece. When one goes to the lightest EL as possible, one should be able to feel comfortable swinging it. I have no problem swinging a 27oz balanced.
Nov. 20, 2019
OZZIE#8
17 posts
I got one of these and took bp with it twice and i love it.The ball was jumping off the bat and was really jumping after about 100 swings or so.
Nov. 20, 2019
garyheifner
603 posts
I am going to pick one up for next year. I was between the 25 and 26. Glad to see the the above post about swinging heavy. Being 76 next year, the 25 will be the one. Talked to Allen and this is actually a Mid Load. I don't understand the construction of End Loads vs. Mid loads but might explain why it might of swung a little heavy???
Nov. 23, 2019
Mr Wolf
18 posts
garyheifner, in Mr. Tannerís first post to start this thread, he mentions that the Worth AT is endload. My post was just my word how it felt to me. I also added a comparison to an Adidas EL so my fellow senior ball players would understand what they are at times blindly buying without swinging.
Nov. 25, 2019
Mr Wolf
18 posts
To Gary, Today, another batting practice with the Worth AT. It did well, itís starting to open up.
As to the questioned weight in my earlier post, the bat weighs 25.6oz. I now understand why it swings heavier like a 26oz. EL than as marked 25oz.
Dec. 2, 2019
Tri18
333 posts
Hi guys!
Since there was a little discussion about bat weights I thought I would jump in a bit....The AT18 is a 1/2 ounce end load bat. When I was working on the balance points with the engineering staff we wanted to create a bat that swings EASILY for all age groups and skill levels not just for me. This is why many guys that swing balanced or end loaded bats are enjoying the AT18 as their bat of choice now. It does break in easily and gets to high performance levels much quicker than any of the previous MIKEN or WORTH models. Durability and sweet spot are still on point so this is why the AT18 has become MIKEN and WORTHS top selling senior bat. We try and keep weight tolerances to a minimum so you may see a 26 ounce bat the weighs 25.9 -26.2 but we are closer than we have been in the past on this. You can call or text with any questions at 561-718-7504.

Alan Tanner aka AT18
Team 1 Sports
Miken/Worth Pro Staff
Dec. 3, 2019
Mr Wolf
18 posts
Mr, Tanner
Hopefully, you werenít thinking I was downgrading your bat. I was just adding my two cents about the weight of the Worth AT. Thatís why I used the Adidas bat in my first post for a comparison. There has been a few times when I bought a bat, blindly without swinging and I was disappointed because of the weight or the weight distribution of the bat.
My goal with this forum was to help my fellow senior players to zero in on a bat to their preference because they may not have the money to waste.
BTW in my second BP session with the Worth AT, itís opened up very well. But the great thing about this particular bat, I didnít buy it but my friend did, on his dime sorta speak.
Dec. 3, 2019
Tri18
333 posts
Mr. Wolf
I didnít take it that way at all. I was simply adding to the discussion after some time went by to give good information out to help senior players make the best decision for themselves. One bat doesnít fit EVERY players swing because every players swing, strengths, and needs are different. My point was and is that we designed the AT18 to meet the needs of the biggest portion of players no matter their age or ability level. Itís balance points and swing weight are very easy to adapt to along with its strengths of easy break in, high performance, durability, and exceptional sweet spot. I always counsel players that call or message me....give the bat a try for more than just 15 or 20 swings and if it feels good in your hands and during your swing, you will most likely be successful with it.
Best of Luck to you,

Alan Tanner
AT18
Dec. 5, 2019
Hail Ragna!
Men's 55
40 posts
I know that Miken/Worth has upped their game in the bat business again. They should be able to always stay on top... I don't understand it sometimes. I try to stay up with the jones. Have not posted in a while. Went on a very long work program over seas....
So now I am trying to figure out the best bat to get to get back into it. I have heard really good things about the Ultra Fusions and the Worth bats. I would like to know is the Worth product different than the Miken designs. Friend of mine has been hitting the bats and he believes the technology is basically the same in both brands. Is this what you know or speculate on... Why is your bat the best selling one?

Hail Ragna
Dec. 6, 2019
Mr Wolf
18 posts
Mr. Tanner, My personal preference is a light enough EL bat that I can control the swing and have consistency at the plate as though I was swinging an optimum weighted balanced bat.
If I were to buy a bat from you but I didnít like how it swung, would I have a no hassle or free return ability?
Dec. 22, 2019
Tri18
333 posts
Wolf,
I f you want to try an AT18 BAT OR ANOTHER MIKEN or Worth Senior bat feel free to dry swing it in your backyard and if itís too light or too heavy call me and Iíll send you your newly requested weight when you return the original bat. Iíll work with you,.
ManyThanks,
AT18
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