2017 Bauer Supreme S180 Stick
The 2017 Bauer Supreme S180 stick is the mid-range model in the Supreme line and is ideal for elite-level players who unload explosive one-timers and bomb heavy slapshots. Its high kick point, square shaft geometry, power taper, and reactive blade are formulated to maximize energy transfer and give you your hardest shot.
Bauer improved on the 2016 Supreme S180 stick by improving the balance on the 2017 model. The MPK (Maximum Power Kick) returns and is designed to give players their hardest shot possible.
The S180 uses 3K carbon fiber on the shaft and blade, which is the same material found on all three of Bauer’s mid-range sticks. It is 10% stronger than the carbon fiber basket weave found on the S170 model and enhances the stick’s durability and performance.
The blade on the S180 has Aero Foam 1 technology, which was first introduced on 2014’s Nexus stick line. It is a mix of high-density foams that create a strong strength-to-weight ratio for excellent balance and added durability. Then, the Bimax 3K carbon blade wrap gives the S180 that extra bit of strength to provide hard, accurate shots.
The S180 uses R2 resin in the carbon fibers to add durability without sacrificing performance.
The 2017 Supreme S180 weighs in at 460 grams, which is only 10 grams heavier than the 2017 S190, the same weight as the 2017 Nexus N8000, and 15 grams lighter than the 2016 Vapor X800.
Aero Foam Blade Core Technology - NEW!
A carbon bridge is added down the middle of the blade for improved stability and puck control.
MPK - Maximum Power Kick
All new taper geometry with lower taper initiation for maximum energy output with minimum effort using a stiffer lower shaft that pushes the kick point even higher, creating a stick that is easily loaded - perfect for powerful slapshots and one-timers. This stick is ideal for those who lean heavily into their shots.
Underside Tactile Grip
The underside tactile is strategically placed in order to enhance grip without constricting slide motion. The rib height and spacing provides a natural feel that extends beyond traditional placed Tac-Spiral.
Shaft and blade are fused together.
3,000 strands of carbon fiber that are woven together for added durability and performance. 10% stronger vs. Carbon Basket Weave fiber.
Consistent resin flow throughout the stick offers added durability without sacrificing performance.
Blade Comparison Chart
|Stick||Kick Point||Shaft Construction||Shaft Geometry||Shaft Dimensions||Shaft Taper||Blade Core||Blade Wrap|
|1S||Amplified Mid||eLASTech, TeXtreme, & Monocomp||Supreme power shaft with 1S Tactile texture||Square double concave walls||MPK (Maximum Power Kick)||Power Sense Core 2 w/ SENSE layer & Pure Shot||TeXtreme carbon fiber|
|S190||Mid||Premium 12K Carbon fiber & Fiberglass (fused)||Supreme power shaft with 1S Tactile texture||Square double concave walls||MPK (Maximum Power Kick)||Power Sense Core 2 w/ SENSE layer & Pure Shot||12K carbon fiber|
|S180||Mid||Premium 3K Carbon fiber & Fiberglass (fused)||Supreme power shaft with 1S Tactile texture||Square double concave walls||MPK (Maximum Power Kick)||Aero Foam 3 w/ Pure Shot||BimaX™ 3K carbon fiber|
|S170||Mid||Premium Basket Weave & Fiberglass (fused)||Supreme power shaft||Square double concave walls||MPK (Maximum Power Kick)||Dual density w/ Pure Shot||BimaX™ 3K carbon fiber|
|S160||Mid||Carbon Fiber & Fiberglass (fused)||Supreme power shaft||Square double concave walls||Supreme power taper||Carbon Basket Weave||Carbon fiber reinforced fiberglass|