By Jeff Copetas, VP of Marketing & E-Commerce
As you may imagine, one of the things we like the most around here is when someone from Bauer, Reebok, Easton, etc come into the office with bags and bags of new and upcoming gear for us gawk at. It’s definitely one of the better parts of the job. Often times, we see this stuff months before the product is mass-produced (and yes, way before ModSquad or whatnot) and believe me, it takes all the fortitude I have to not snap I-Phone pics of everything and post them everywhere so you can see the stuff early too! Nonetheless, we are bound by confidentiality agreements with all these vendors, so we abide by them. Because we’re nice.
So when the legal gates fly open and we can show you pictures of stuff, well, that’s fun, man! Today is no different. There is a lot of buzz out there about Bauer introducing a third line into the product cycle, an addition to the Supreme and Vapor line, called Nexus. The Nexus line of product was recently on display at the Let’s Play Hockey show in St. Paul, MN, so a lot of people out there got to see the standard line of gear coming and Bauer is starting to let it fly on the internet as well – the images are obviously getting around.
But on the outskirts of the core Nexus line is some Nexus stuff that only Pure Hockey will offer. We do this on occasion – we will work with Bauer to come up with some cool variations on product and because of our size, they’ll make it for us! For example, the all-white Bauer 4-Roll gloves are something that only Pure Hockey carries and many of you have spoken with your wallets – we appreciate that, of course – but the real fun is conceptualizing the alternative look and then actually seeing it! It’s a cool feeling. The S19 Pure stick from Easton was a huge hit as well, with many NHL’ers using that stick.
So it’s with great excitement that we give you a little sneak peek of the Nexus 600 Limited Edition skate. This will ONLY be available at Pure Hockey. Here’s the picture, in all its beauty – you can spin baby around with your mouse and see it from all angles (and you can tile it up and down with your mouse too). Have a look (specs are below the picture):
Here’s some quick specs on the skate:
Quarter Package: variable stiffness Compression-molded EVA with performance nylon
Lining Material is hydrophobic performance-woven liner
Heel Support is a patented anatomical heel/ankle support
It also has anaform ankle pads, the tongue is white 2-piece felt with a molded metatarsal guard and the footbed is Bauer’s FORM-FIT+ with grip, moisture management and heel stabilizer.
The outside is a full fiber composite and the stock blade runners/holder are TUUK Lightspeed 2 with TUUK super stainless steel runner.
We don’t have an exact release date on these, but we can tell you it should be sometime early July if everything works out right. We hope this has you as excited as us! Check back here for more info on upcoming releases and other fun stuff.