Bauer Vapor APX2 Protective Line

APX2 Protective Gear

For the 2014 Vapor APX2 Protective Line Bauer decided to go with a full overhaul instead of tweaking and improving existing products. Their goal was to remove significant weight without sacrificing protection.

Bauer APX2 Shoulder Pads

Starting up top with the APX2 shoulder pad we have a prime example of this goal being executed as the pad is surprisingly light, even for a Vapor pad. Bauer used a compound called Aerolite Foam to reduce weight, while improving impact management for true pro-level protection. Aerolite is multiple layers of different density foams fused together. Fusing (rather than using adhesive) eliminates the need for glue or excess stitching, which helps to reduce weight. Aerolite Foam is found all over the pad, from the shoulder caps to the bicep guards to the rib protection.

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Bauer Supreme TotalOne MX3 Skate Preview

Bauer Supreme TotalOne MX3 Skate

Bauer MX3 Skate

As a hockey gear junkie there are few things more exciting than a Bauer skate release. Luckily, 2014 brings us two; the first is the newest edition of the Supreme line, the TotalOne MX3 skate. Bauer’s focus was to increase and improve players’ range of motion.  By increasing range of motion players are able to generate more power in their strides so that less energy is wasted. To create additional comfort and responsiveness, Bauer also worked to eliminate as much negative space in the boot of the MX3 skate as possible.

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The Easton Synergy Is Back – Meet The Synergy HTX

Easton Synergy HTX Preview

**UPDATE: The Synergy HTX is now shipping! Click here to get one for yourself.

The Easton Synergy is back and it’s not coming quietly! Easton pulled out all the stops to revive the Synergy name with a stick that was worthy of the moniker.

Synergy HTX Hypertuned Blade

The latest iteration of the famed line will be the Synergy HTX. In this case HT stands for Hypertuned Technology which is an adaptation of what Easton has done for a long time with their NHL players. For each shaft flex the new Synergy HTX will have a matching blade stiffness, as illustrated in the image below.

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Pure Hockey Stick Challenge Scoreboard

Pure Hockey Stick Challenge Scoreboard

We’ve reached 15 videos in our very popular Stick Challenge video series, so we figured it was time to compile a little update and show you what players have been picking. Participants have included players from the Southern New Hampshire University men’s hockey team, the Boston Jr. Bruins, Burlington (Mass.) High School seniors and a player out at the Let’s Play Hockey Expo in Minnesota.

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