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Bauer Vapor 1X Senior Ice Hockey Skates '17

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Bauer Vapor 1X Ice Hockey Skates '17

The Vapor 1X is the most designed, researched and tested skate in Bauer's 90 year history. The Vapor legacy continues as the most popular within Bauer's 3-fit platform. Its standard v-fit profile consists of a standard width through the toebox and forefoot with a low-volume, narrower fit in the heel and ankle. The 1X offers the lowest-volume fit overall when compared to its Supreme and Nexus counterparts. While the Vapor fit may not work for every foot type, those who do benefit from its fit characteristics often swear by its “second skin” fit and feel.

Bauer is bringing major improvements to the new 1X model in many areas of the skate. The Flex-Lock Pro tounge will feature inserts to offer more protection but also help lock in the forward flex for increased speed. The new Lock-Fit liner will improve on the 37.5 liner by dcresing moisture and helping to keep the foot locked in place for mazimum agility and acceleration. The lacing system has also been upgraded with the Lock-Fit Pro facing. A softer composition and lace lock system help to keep you foot locked in place to achieve a more efficient stride. All these features will help skaters achive their top speed more efficiently.
  • Quarter Package:
    • Asymmetrical Silver Curv™ Composite with thermoformed X-rib pattern
      • Asymmetrical construction allows for a truly anatomical fit around the ankles bones, positioning players in the optimal attack angle
      • Featherlight with pro-level stiffness designed for blazing speed, power and agility
      • Vapor's signature X-rib design (seen when looking at the rear of the boot) enhances performance for unparalleled response by providing strategic support throughout the ankle. The result is quicker acceleration and better stability through each stride.
    • Curv™ composite heel and ankle core
      • Provides lightweight and premium support, stiffness and longevity
    • LockFit Pro Lacing System
      • Strategically softened to allow for a better attack angle, foot wrap and overall durability
      • One-piece design makes it lighter and 33% easier to forward flex compared to a traditional eyelet system
      • 2nd-7th eyelets from the top feature lace-locking, t-shape to keep the skate laced tight throughout the entire game
    • AnaFormable (thermoformable) uppers for an unparalleled customized fit
  • Liner:
    • LockFit+ Pro dual-zone grip liner
      • Based off the most popular liner made for Bauer pro's
      • Improves heel and mid-foot lock to reduce foot slippage
      • Very abrasion-resistant to ensure premium longevity
        • Upper portion is tackier in order to better lock the foot into place
        • Lower portion is softer for premium comfort
    • Comfort Edge wraps that help to alleviate high-ankle abrasion from the stiff quarter package
    • Anti-wear liner patches to prevent wear and tear from shin guards
  • Ankle Padding:
    • Lightweight memory foam
  • Tongue Construction:
    • FlexLock Pro 52oz, three-piece felt with thermoformable composite reinforcement
      • Composite patches on the top of the tongue provide 30% more protection
        • Thermoformability allows for a complete, 360° customized fit
        • Softer design enables players to get into a more effective attack, better forward flex and a more locked in fit
  • Footbed:
    • Anaform Speed Plate with Ortho-resin Technology
      • The product of cutting edge research and design that enhances balance, improves energy transfer and increases overall agility
      • Fully thermoformable to precisely fit to the bottom of the foot
        • Arch-area adapts to the player for personalized support
        • Heel cup forms for better heel-lock and stability
        • Marries up the outsole and "footbed" for maximum energy transfer
  • Outsole:
    • Full Lightweight Composite with exhaust vents
      • Rigid and stiff design maximizes energy transfer through each stride
      • Vents allow the skate to expel moisture out of the bottom of the boot
  • Blade Holder and Runner:
    • Tuuk LightSpeed Edge Holder
      • Most popular holder in the NHL due to the innovative trigger system that allows broken or damaged runners to be swapped out in seconds
      • The front and rear posts are 3mm taller than traditional holders, providing one of the most aggressive turning radius' on the market.
    • Tuuk LightSpeed LS4 Steel Runners
      • Bauer's premium steel with pro-preferred height, allowing for more custom radius options and a longer overall sharpening life
      • Higher grade steel that holds an edge longer
      • 10' Radius
  • Weight of a Size 9D skate:840 grams (+42g for a SpeedPlate Footbed)