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Dec. 29, 2018
cheezhed1
Men's 70
47 posts
Miken Freak Pro Jason Kendrick 2pc compared to Worth Wicked XL 2pc
I am not a bat Guru but would like feed back on these bats. I purchase the the Worth Wicked XL 2pc from Alan Tanner and am very pleased with the bat so far. I have a softball buddy who is interested in the Miken Freak Pro 2pc. One of the bat dealers told him they are the exact same bat with a different cosmetic appearance. Input please.
Dec. 29, 2018
Tri18
351 posts
Cheez,
Great question but incorrect information that you received. I am intimately familiar with both bats as I have worked with them since their inception. The Kendrick bat has a 14Ē barrel and the Wicked Pro XL has a 13.5Ē barrel. 1/2Ē difference isnít a big deal right? ...Not so fast, but a 1/2Ē or a 1/2 oz. can and does change a lot in a bat. There are other subtle weighting differences as well between these 2 bats. Both are fantastic in durability and performance. The Wicked XL gets a slight bonus in forgiveness and is the top selling senior bat right now. Iím glad you are enjoying it as are hundreds of guys across the country. As the weather begins to turn and spring draws closer, I am sure we will see even more people swinging the Worth bat. Best of luck to you this year.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Worth/ Miken Pro Staff
561-718-7504
Dec. 31, 2018
Hail Ragna!
Men's 55
40 posts
Tri18, I have been told that the bats are basically the same..1/2 inch, please! I guess from all of your working with the engineers is paying off. Why is your bat the number one selling bat in the country? Unbelievable. I heard the Jason Kendrick was selling the best out of the Miken and Worth bats. Just saying... That gets old! I have heard great things about the Dudley HotW. What about the Adidas? The best part is that there is only so many things you can do with Composite.. 18 years they have been working on Composite. All of a sudden something new... It is mostly hype when selling the same thing with a different paint job...

Hail Kirk!
Seattle Seahawks All The Way!
Dec. 31, 2018
Dbax
Men's 65
2069 posts
I find it hard to believe the Worth is the top selling senior bat in the country.
Dec. 31, 2018
Perl
211 posts
Tri18

Was curious about you stating the Wicked XL is the top selling senior bat.

Isnít this bat basically new to the market? Iím thinking youíre talking about your signature model. What period of time has it been the best seller? Is this your best seller or do you know Miken, Adidas and Dudley national sales information?
Jan. 1, 2019
Tri18
351 posts
The Worth Wicked Pro XL has been Miken and Worths top selling senior bat of all of the senior bats they offer since itís introduction in Las Vegas and still is as of January 1, 2019 according to what is provided to me by them. I do not ask for sales figures from other bat companies although sometimes they are provided to me. Hail, believe me if you worked closely with the engineers as I do you would know there are ALOT of new things in composites especially related to bat manufacturing. We are already working on new technologies for the 2020 bat lines that have changes in them as well. I wonít speak for other companies but I am quite sure they would tell you the same thing. Any company that sits still in this day and age with how fast and far reaching technology is going, is going backwards. Trust me, Miken and Worth and going full steam ahead working on new and better products.
Happy New Years to each of you,

AT18
Jan. 1, 2019
Dirtball
Men's 70
24 posts
Tri18
Is the 2019 Miken Johnny Bailey just a 12 inch version of your Wicked Pro XL? Or are there other items to consider ?
Jan. 1, 2019
Tri18
351 posts
No sir,
The new JB bat is a 12Ē barrel and it was brought up to the same specs as all of the Miken senior bats for 2019. If you like a 12Ē barrel bat, itís phenomenal and itís definitely our best 12Ē senior bat to date. I will be doing a video on it soon and it will be on Facebook and also on my You Tube page. There is a new video on you tube that I made early this morning showing Mikens Freak X USSSA bat. You will see how good it is and imagine what a senior barrel will do....!

Alan Tanner
Miken/Worth Pro Staff
Jan. 1, 2019
DieselDan
Men's 75
568 posts
If anyone knows of a bat video showing a lousy bat,please post it.
Jan. 1, 2019
mck71
Men's 60
299 posts
DD - I own a few "not so great" bats, I could make a video for you! :-)
Jan. 2, 2019
ju25
Men's 60
227 posts
Dave at senior softball bat reviews has quite a few bats he didn't like. Dudley Lift, Easton Empire, early Hyper Z's, and most Combats. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTMIqkSEe8E&t=738s
Jan. 8, 2019
RoyHobbs
20 posts
I purchased a new 27 ounce Worth Wicked XL 2-piece softball bat from Alan Tanner approximately 1-2 months ago and can't say enough about his professionalism and about how well my bat is now performing. When I initially began to start breaking it in, I personally found it to be a little stiff. Nevertheless, even though it felt a little stiff, the ball was traveling almost as far as my broken in "gamer" bats, which had significantly more swings. However, the sweet spot was huge and was extremely difficult to miss. Probably after about 300-400 swings, my new 27 ounce Worth Wicked XL definitely began to change. It began to sound different, it began to have great feedback and the distance was incredible. I must admit that in my case, it took a little time and hard work to break it in but it is now absolutely RIDICULOUS. It is the best bat that I own without question. As a matter of fact, I like it so much that I purchased a second 27 ounce Worth Wicked XL 2-piece softball bat from Alan Tanner, which I used for the first time today. This second bat definitely seems hotter out of the wrapper than my first bat did. With no helping wind and after only a few swings, I was hitting line drives and consistently hitting balls well over 300 feet. Have fun playing softball and the best of luck to everyone in 2019.
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