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The Bauer Vapor X80 Ice Hockey Skates offers great performance at a great value. The Vapor X80 takes a big jump in performance, especially in the lower portion of the skate. The fiber composite outsole and Tuuk LS2 stainless steel will blow the competition away.
The Vapor signature design has been the X-Rib construction in the heel of the quarter package. The way it's engineered it allows for an excellent energy transfer in every stride as well as cornering. The all new Tuuk Edge Holder sits 3mm taller than previous years, preventing bottoming out when taking extra tight turn. This allows the player to get over on their edges even further, allowing the player to turn tighter than ever before. This new holder also has a quick release trigger system that allows runners to be swapped out in seconds.
- Model Number: 1041204
- Heritage: Vapor X5.0
- Level of Play Guideline: Performance
- 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:
- Tech mesh with thermoformed X-rib pattern
- Thermoformable - Material will mold to the players foot for a precise fit
- The X-ribbed design (seen from looking at the back of the boot) was designed to enhance the performance of the patented Vapor monostructure quarter for unparalleled response and dynamic movement. Developed to enhance key support zones throughout the ankle and foot delivering quicker acceleration and greater stability.
- Quick drying hydrophobic grip liner
- Ankle Padding:
- Lightweight anaform foam ankle pads
- Tongue Construction:
- Form-Fit 48 oz. 3-piece felt tongue with metatarsal guard
- Form-Fit for protection and grip
- Moisture management fabric
- Stabilizing grip
- Fiber 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:
- 948 grams
Comments: I have flat moderately wide feet and these skates have been amazing so far. Sharper crisper crossovers more powerful strides great starts and stops and great edge control. Not to mention the edge holder means no more rusted blades. So easy to maintain and just all wound awesome for soft ice deeper edges hard ice shallow edges merely in seconds. I would buy these again as going to the x90 or 100 does not seem worth the price increase for liners.
From: Kyle, Overland Park, KA
Comments: Having a size 13 skate is tough but this skate fits the bill. Short break in time andvery comfortable.
From: Dave, MA
Comments: Best skates I've owned.Short break in time. Great arch support, and so light. Been a fan of Bauers for years.
From: Eric, PA
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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.