2016 Bauer Vapor 1X Stick
The 2016 Bauer Vapor 1X stick is the top-of-the-line model in the Vapor line and is ideal for elite-level players who are crafty with the puck and want a lightning fast release. Its low kick point, round shaft geometry, Quick Release taper, and stiff blade are formulated to maximize the stick’s quick release and to get your shot off faster.
Bauer made a few improvements on the 2015 Vapor 1X stick by improving the shaft durability and reducing the weight by 10 grams on the 2016 model. Bauer placed carbon fiber reinforcements in key zones to improve the durability of the shaft by 30% over the 2015 1X.
Bauer uses QRT (Quick Release Taper) Technology with a thin taper to improve recoil sped, keeping energy in the lower part of the shaft. The blade on the 1X uses Aero Sense 2 technology, which is a rubberized material fused into the carbon fiber for improved puck feel. Then, the lightweight, stiff foam improves stick balance, quick release, and helps make the 1X the perfect stick for stickhandling and for quick snapshots.
Once again, Bauer brings players the tried-and-true combination of Monocomp construction, eLASTech resin, and TeXtreme on the shaft. Monocomp is a weight-reducing and energy-maximizing stick construction method where the shaft and blade are one solid piece. eLASTech helps keep the 1X feeling newer for longer by stopping cracks from spreading once they occur. Finally, TeXtreme is a carbon fiber layup exclusive to Bauer sticks that is 20% lighter and more durable than 12K carbon fiber found on other sticks. It helps create a lightweight, responsive, and durable stick. These features are only found on the 1X model on the 2016 Vapor lineup.
The 2016 Vapor 1X weighs 415 grams, which makes it the lightest stick Bauer has released to date. It is 5 grams lighter than both 2017 Nexus 1N and 2017 Supreme 1S.
AERO-SENSE CORE II
Designed with Bauer's NEW Dual Density AERO FOAM 3 core blade for a light but crisp feel. A new evolution of SENSE technology enhances the stick's playability, performance, and durability by absorbing more energy. This complex combination is lightweight, improving the overall balance of the stick while improving torsional stability for a strong and SENSE quick release on all shots.
Improved (QRT) Quick Release Taper Technology
NEW aggressive taper design is optimized to load and recoil energy in the lower part of the shaft allowing a player to get their shot off as fast as possible. This new low kick design is ideal for quick motion snap and slap shots.
Micro Feel II Shaft
Rounded corners and double concave shaft walls allow the shaft to fit comfortably in your hands. The result is easier puck handling and superior control.
Our industry-leading single molding process ensures product and performance consistency. By removing excess material like over-lapping layers, resin and foam waste, the balance of the stick is improved and overall weight is reduced.
Exculsive to BAUER in hockey, TeXtreme® is ultra lightweight and strong carbon fiber. 20% lighter than conventional carbon, it reduces weight without sacrificing strength. A new silver TeXtreme® is featured exclusively on the Vapor 1X.
Proprietary resin system with carbon nanotube reinforcements increases durability by reducing the spread of micro-fractures caused by slashes and puck impacts, extending a stick's 'pop-life' to keep it feeling newer, longer.
Pure Shot Blade Profile
The optimized blade profile increases the connection point between the blade-hosel transition of the stick. This reduces the amount of blade deflection-the twisting or opening of the blade while shooting-improving blade control and delivering pinpoint shooting accuracy.