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The Bauer Vapor X100 Ice Hockey Skates are a more traditional "Vapor" skate design compared to the APX 2 skate. While it doesn't have the injected stability lacing system, most other key specs are the same as the flagship Vapor skate including a full composite quarter package.
The 3D lasted Curv® Composite upper with X-rib pattern gives the skate excellent support and power for explosive speed and tight turns. The new Tuuk Edge Holder sits 3mm taller than previous models, preventing the skate from bottoming out and improving turning radius. The Edge Holder also has a quick release trigger so that the runners can be swapped out in seconds.
Bauer used the Hydra-Max Liner due to it's great durability and performance properties. The upper portion of the liner is a denser material designed to take a beating while the lower portion has softer and more comfortable feel.
- Model Number: 1041199
- Heritage: Vapor APX
- Level of Play Guideline: Elite
- Fit Guidelines: General fit aspects of the Vapor boot are low-medium volume, medium ankle area, medium across top of foot and forefoot and medium toe box.
- Sizing Guidelines: Bauer skates generally fit 1 1/2 sizes down from your regular shoe size
- Quarter Package:
- 3D lasted Curv® Composite upper with X-rib pattern
- Provides a more comfortable and responsive skate
- Thermoformable design allows a true 360° custom fit for any foot shape
- Hydra Max mesh liner
- Moisture wicking and abrasion resistant
- Fabric keeps feet dry and locked in place
- Ankle Padding:
- Lightweight Form Fit foam ankle pads
- Tongue Construction:
- Form-Fit 3 52 oz. 3-piece pro felt tongue
- Integrated abrasion resistant metatarsal guard
- Form-Fit+ for protection and grip
- Moisture management fabric
- Built in heel stabilize, comfort heel pad, grip toe pad
- Offers increased foot stability, maximum energy transfer and instant step-in comfort
- Full Carbon composite outsole
- Blade Holder and Runner:
- Tuuk LightSpeed Edge Holder
- 3mm taller providing a tighter turning radius without bottoming out
- Innovative trigger system allows the runners to be changed in seconds
- Tuuk LightSpeed 2 Edge Stainless Steel Runner
- Optimized height for tightest turns - 3mm increase in height on the Lightspeed holders delivers the tightest turning radius in the industry
- Weight of a Size 9D skate:
- 861 grams
Comments: I'm an old timer that still enjoys the beer leagues and skating with the family. I've skated in Bauer skates since the 70's. I replaced my old Bauer Supremes with some Reeboks because the new Supremes didn't fit or feel quite right and the Nexus models were too wide. I didn't previously try the Vapor models because I was told they were for a pretty narrow foot. So, the last couple of years, I've used Reeboks, which I thought were the most comfortable skate I could find. Since I only skate one to a few times a week, I also thought breaking in a stiff, pro level skate would be difficult. Plus, the price on the top level skates was hard to justify for my use. My 18K's were starting to wear so I went to the store to try on some Ribcores. Didn't like the new fit as much as the old Reebok fit. Tried the new Tacks; nope. So I tried the Vapors. First the X70's; not bad but too soft. Didn't have the X90's in my size. Was trying to stay away from the Curv composite because of the stiffness and aforementioned concern with a pro level stiffness. Tried on the 100's, fit literally like a glove on my foot. Baked them, even better! Sharpened them, skated in them at a few practice sessions and they were perfect, as comfortable as my Reeboks were (and that's saying a lot!) but an even better fit heel to toe. Got them on sale too since they were closing out those model Vapors and saved a couple hundred bucks, even better. Very responsive so they don't forgive any errors in your skating technique so don't buy these unless you've been skating awhile. But if you can find them in your size since they are disappearing, get them!! Bauer quality, especially at this level of a skate will last a long time.
From: Tony, Phoenix, AZ
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Bauer Vapor Ice Hockey Skates
The Bauer Vapor 1X Pro Stock Skates boasts pro-exclusive features that the retail version did not include. These 1X Pro's have a stiffer Curv quarter package, a more traditional 52oz, three-piece white felt tongue and upgraded FormFit+ footbeds (even though these still come with SpeedPlates). Just like the standard version, the 1X Pro's come with the new X-Rib design that was inspired by the OD1N project which not only reduces weight but increases stability and support.
The Bauer Vapor 1X Ice Hockey Skate is Bauer's most advanced hockey skate to date. Derived from the OD1N Skate Project, these Vapor 1X's showcase a redesigned X-rib pattern on the new Aluminzed Curv™ quarter package. These skates also come with cutting-edge Speed Plate Technology, which provides unparalleled balance and energy transfer by forming the footbed to the bottom of the foot.
The Bauer Vapor 1X LE Skate showcases a blacked out, 3D-lasted Curv™ quarter packages that delivers some of the most explosiveness and power around. These Limited Edition 1X's debut an updated X-Rib design and Curv™ composite ankle support that derives directly from Bauer's OD1N project, helping the 1X to shed weight, increase support and improve energy transfer through each stride.
The Bauer Vapor X900 Ice Hockey Skates feature a full pro-spec setup like the flagship 1X, just with more traditional features. The X900 showcases a full composite outsole, a 3D-lasted Curv™ composite quarter package and a thick traditional white felt tongue. Bauer also gave the X900 skate with pro-preferred LS3 steel that is taller than LS2 or Fusion runners, providing a stronger overall build with a longer sharpening life.
The Bauer Vapor X800 Ice Hockey Skates boast the same high-performance, Curv™ composite quarter package as the flagship Vapor 1X, making it the only sub-800 gram skate at its price point (size 8.0D). This 3D lasted, composite material provides top notch stiffness and support; directly translating into powerful explosiveness and agility. Working with the signature Vapor X-Rib design is Bauer's premium Hydra-Max Liner; it not only works to keep feet dry but it helps to keep the foot from sliding around internally.
The Bauer Vapor X700 Ice Hockey Skates are loaded with pro-preferred performance features but won't break the bank. The pro-level Tech Mesh Nylon quarter package has a traditional "soft-boot" feel that produces modern-day performance. The three-piece, 48 oz. white felt tongue has an integrated high-density metatarsal guard that provides ample lace-bite and impact protection.
The Bauer Vapor X600 Ice Hockey skate is a high-performing, intermediate-level skate. This Vapor X600 showcases a Tech-mesh Nylon quarter package that's popular with the pro's because of its traditional build with it's high-end support. The 40 oz, two-piece white felt tongue carries on the pro-preferred theme; boasting injected high-density foams for ample impact and lace bite protection.
The Bauer Vapor X500 Ice Hockey Skates are a great choice for a recreational to intermediate level player. The Vapor X500 skates are the first model in this Vapor Line to showcase the innovative Tuuk Edge Holder. This Edge Holder has a quick release trigger system that allows players to swap out broken or damaged steel in seconds, while also offering one of the tightest turning radius' around.
The Bauer Vapor X400 Ice Hockey Skates are perfect for the beginner who wants more than entry level performance out of their skate. For exceptional support and stability, the Vapor X400 utilizes the signature X-Rib design in the quarter package. The tongue features a pro-style, two-piece design with integrated medium-density foams for lace-bite and impact protection.
The Bauer Vapor X300 Ice Hockey Skates are an excellent choice for the entry level player that wants extra performance and support. This X300 skate features the same thermo-formed, X-Rib quarter package design as the flagship 1X, which provides great stability and response through each stride. The exterior is made up of a Tech Nylon material that's popular at the pro-level for it's traditional look and feel.
The Bauer Vapor X200 Ice Hockey Skates are the entry-level model in the Vapor Line, making them ideal for the beginner or casual player. The Vapor X200 is constructed of a premium nylon quarter package and an Injected TPR outsole that provide forgiving support. The Bauer X200 skate also comes with a White Felt Tongue and a Tuuk LightSpeed Pro Holder, offering sweet pro-inspired looks.