2016 Bauer Vapor X700 Stick
The 2016 Bauer Vapor X700 stick is the lower-mid-range model in the Vapor line and is ideal for performance-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 carried over all of the same features found in the 2015 Vapor X700 stick but reduced the weight by 14 grams on the 2016 model.
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 X700 uses Dual Density technology, which uses responsive foam in the striking zone for improved puck feel and lightweight foam in the blade’s top portion for improved balance. Then, the blade is wrapped in the same Bimax 3K carbon found on the X800, making the X700 a good stick for stickhandling and for quick snapshots.
The X700 uses a carbon basket weave on the shaft, which is the same material found on all three of Bauer’s lower-mid-range sticks. The carbon basket weave is made of overlapping unidirectional (straight) carbon fiber that offer a solid balance of durability and playability.
The 2016 Vapor X700 weighs 475 grams, which is the exact same weight as both the 2017 Nexus N700 and 2017 Supreme S170.
- Fused 2 piece construction
- Improved QRT Taper technology (SR & INT only)
- Dual Density blade core blade technology
- Pure Shot blade profile
- Basket Weave carbon composite shaft construction
- BiMax® 3k blade construction
- Micro Feel II shaft dimension
- Double concave walls
- 475 grams