Bauer Vapor 1X Hockey Skate: Pre-Order & Review

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There are few things that create more of a buzz in the hockey gear world than what is happening on April 24th, when the most popular skate in the game, the Bauer Vapor line, will launch. This year’s version will be known as the Vapor 1X skate. It began appearing at the IIHF World Junior tournament in late December 2014 and is now increasingly being spotted around the NHL.

As the hockey world has caught glimpses of the newest Vapor’s standout design, the question constantly asked is “what’s new for the 1X?”  The answer is a LOT. This year’s Vapor line has more upgrades than most releases.

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CCM FitLite Helmet Preview

Marian Hossa wearing the brand new CCM Fitlite

Marian Hossa wearing the brand new CCM Fitlite

The New CCM Fitlite Helmet

It had been a while since CCM had really made a big splash in the helmet world. Well, in the last couple years it has become evident that they weren’t just sitting around ignoring helmets. With the launch of the Resistance helmet last spring, CCM reasserted that they belong among the top helmet makers in the game. This year they are looking to push that to the next level with the CCM FitLite.

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CCM Ribcor 40K Stick Features and Review

CCM Ribcor Stick - Ribcor 40k

CCM Ribcor 40K Stick

Yep, you read that correctly. The Ribcor 40K is now a part of the CCM brand. Why did they make this change? Well, Reebok and CCM officials realized that even though they had a significant number of Pro, Major and Junior players using their sticks it was divided between the two brands so their usage stats appeared lower than their competitors. By consolidating their stick lines under the CCM brand their usage stats appear more in line with those of their competitors.

Confusing as it might be, I implore you to set that aside because this stick has some seriously exciting new features.

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Bauer Supreme TotalOne MX3 Stick Review

Bauer TotalOne MX3 Stick Review

Update: Click here to order the Bauer Supreme TotalOne MX3 Stick

It’s that time of the year again. The day we all anxiously anticipate. Another Bauer stick launch that has hockey players everywhere waiting with bated breath. Bauer has this way, even if you don’t use Bauer sticks, of making you anticipate their releases. For people in the hockey industry it feels like this stick was released months ago. That’s how much talk there has been. So which family of sticks is growing this time? A few months back we were graced with the Nexus 8000 and we got the Vapor APX2 last fall. That means that it’s finally time for the Supreme MX3 stick.

Bauer Supreme MX3 Stick

Yet another gorgeous design from Bauer on the MX3 stick. (click to enlarge)

Bauer’s Supreme line was designed for players who need a stick that delivers powerful one-timers and heavy slap shots. Of course, there are players all over the planet using the Supreme stick and dangling through defenses and roofing wrist shots and snappers, but the heavy duty shots are where the Supreme MX3 stick offers serious advantages.

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