The 2019 Bauer Vapor Sticks are available now, so we at Pure Hockey are giving you a rundown of the information you’ll need to make your purchase. Bauer fans will love the evolution of the Vapor sticks, with plenty of high-level technologies and performance benefits included throughout the line.
The Vapor hockey sticks are Bauer’s low-kick point models. Built with unique taper designs to keep energy stored in the lower part of the shaft, these sticks are ideal for players who take quick-motion shots, shoot close to the net, and prefer release speed over pure power. If you’re unsure which kick point is right for your game, or you’re looking for an accurate assessment, visit your local Pure Hockey store.
Bauer Vapor Flylite Stick
The new Bauer Vapor Flylite hockey stick is made to give you your quickest release yet. With an all-new taper design, an extremely lightweight construction, and plenty of new and trusted features, Bauer’s top-of-the-line Vapor model takes the low-kick point stick to the next level.
The Vapor Flylite features Bauer’s new XE Taper, made with a unique elliptical geometry including a thinner design and rounded edges. This updated construction reduces the overall weight of the stick, creates a softer area in the hosel, and offers more stability in the blade. With these benefits, you’ll be able to feel the improvements in puck control, shot consistency, and release speed.
To complement the new taper, Bauer includes high-end innovations throughout the Flylite stick. The shaft features Asymmetrical TeXtreme technology and Bauer’s DuraFlex resin system. Bauer has used the trusted TeXtreme in top models from the previous generation, but the updated Asymmetrical TeXtreme offers a more rectangular shape and is extremely lightweight for the feel and response you’re looking for. And the DuraFlex resin system increases the entire shaft’s flexural strength and durability.
Bauer uses Advanced Carbon Layering in both the shaft and blade to offer a lightweight and balanced feel. ACL technology works by layering stronger, thinner carbon fiber internally, strengthening the structure without weighing it down. The blade also includes Bauer’s AERO-SENSE 2 blade core, providing more pop with every shot you take.
Bauer Vapor 2X Pro Stick
This year’s Bauer Vapor 2X Pro hockey stick builds on the success of the previous generation, with plenty of features included for the player who skates 3 to 4-plus times per week and is looking for a high-level option at a great value.
Like the Vapor Flylite, the 2X Pro features Bauer’s new XE Taper for an enhanced low-kick design, giving you the quick release you want in the offensive zone. Surrounding the taper are some key technologies in the shaft and blade that help to make the 2X Pro lightweight and responsive.
TeXtreme construction, used in many top-end Bauer models, is featured in both the shaft and blade, creating a consistent structure that reduces the weight of the stick without sacrificing strength. The blade also features MaxBalance technology which strategically layers added carbon fiber for more strength and reinforced edges. These two technologies provide excellent balance throughout the stick, helping to keep your shots and passes consistent.
The Vapor 2X Pro also includes Bauer’s High Performance (HP) Mold for a one-piece feel. This molding process aids in better balance and responsiveness in all on-ice situations; whether you’re controlling the puck, making a tape-to-tape pass, or firing off a quick snapshot from the slot.
Bauer Vapor 2X Team Stick
The 2019 Bauer Vapor 2X Team hockey stick shares some of the same technologies and features as the 2X Pro, making this option a terrific value for the performance-level player who skates 2 to 3-plus times per week.
The 2X Team features the XE Taper for the ultimate quick release; MaxBalance blade for excellent responsiveness and consistency; and the HP Mold for that true one-piece feel. For the overall construction of the shaft, Bauer implements their Carbon UD material, the same used in the X700 shaft from the previous generation, for solid durability. And for the blade, Bauer partners MaxBalance technology with 3K Carbon Fiber for added structural strength.
Bauer Vapor X2.7 Stick
The new Bauer Vapor X2.7 hockey stick rounds out the 2019 Vapor line, providing the right features for weekly or new-to-hockey players looking to develop their on-ice skills. The X2.7 includes the MaxBalance blade for high-end balance and performance; and UD Carbon fiber in the shaft and blade for good durability and a lightweight feel for this price point.
The Vapor X2.7 does not include the new XE Taper, but does feature Bauer’s trusted QRT technology to enhance the low-kick point. QRT, used in the X900 stick from 2017, is a thin taper design that improves recoil speed by keeping energy in the lower part of the shaft, helping your release speed when shooting. While the Bauer Vapor X2.7 stick is designed for those who skate once a week or so, players at this level are still encouraged to purchase a top-end model like the Vapor Flylite or 2X Pro if they want to experience the best technologies and performance Benefits Bauer has to offer.
The 2019 Vapor stick line includes options for skaters at every level who play their best with a low-kick point model. So if you want an elite stick for ultimate performance, or a more affordable one for casual play, Bauer has you covered.
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