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The 2017 Bauer Vapor X500 ice skates are the lower-mid-range model in the Vapor line and will give players a good level of performance, comfort, and durability at a great price. Vapor skates have a tapered fit, which means they are very snug in the heel, have a standard fit through the forefoot, and are the most popular skates amongst NHL players.
Bauer improved on a few aspects of last generation’s X500s when creating the 2017 X500 skates. First, they ditched the tech nylon and are now using a reinforced Trueform polyurethane (PU) quarter package to improve boot stiffness and durability. Next, Bauer now uses a 1-piece injected heel and ankle core for better foot and ankle stability.
The 2017 Vapor X500 skates carry over some of the same great features from the 2015 model. They both come equipped with a hydrophobic microfiber liner to ensure the player’s feet stay dry and comfortable during play. The anaform foam ankle pads provide comfort during sharp turns and crossovers. Last, the 2-piece felt tongue still comes with metatarsal padding to lower the risk of injury when blocking shots.
The X500s are the lowest model in the 2017 Vapor lineup to come standard with TUUK LightSpeed Edge holders. These are designed and developed to provide a greater angle of attack through 3mm overall height increase. Players will benefit from sharper, tighter turns without “bottoming out.” The TUUK LightSpeed Edge holders also feature an innovative trigger system that allows players to change steel in seconds without missing a shift. The removable trigger also enables players to upgrade the included Super Stainless runners with higher quality LS3 or LS4 models, if desired.
Players looking for a great mid-range skate at an unbeatable price should pick up the 2017 Bauer Vapor X500 skates from Discount Hockey today!
Reinforced Trueform tech PU with X-rib pattern
1-piece injected heel/ankle core
Anaform foam ankle pads
Anatomical 40oz 2-piece felt with high density foam metatarsal guard
Molded comfort EVA foam
Clear injected TPU
TUUK LIGHTSPEED EDGE
TUUK Super Stainless steel