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The 2017 Bauer Vapor 1X ice skates are the top-of-the-line model in the Vapor line and will give players a pro level of performance, comfort, and durability. Vapor skates have a tapered fit, which means they have a snug fit in the heel and a standard fit through the forefoot. Bauer Vapor 1X skates are the most popular skates amongst NHL players.
Bauer incorporated several new features into the 2017 1X skates. First, the new Flex-Lock Pro tongue uses slow-molding red inserts to create a locked fit with forward flex and added protection. Then, the Lock-Fit Pro liner keeps players’ feet dry and locked in place for maximum agility and acceleration. Finally, the Lock-Fit Pro facing combines additional lace lock and a softer flex composition to create a locked fit for ultimate speed and acceleration.
The most notable new feature is the asymmetrical quarter package design. This was a feature first found on Easton Mako skates where the inner quarter panel is 5mm taller in order to give players more balance while turning on their inside edges. Then, with the shorter outer quarter panel, players have more balance when performing backwards crossovers.
The 2017 Vapor 1X skates carry over some of the same great features from the 2015 1X model. These full-composite skates come with extremely lightweight Curv® composite material on the quarter package, heel, and ankle supports. They still have memory foam and Comfort Edge padding on the ankles for the best level of comfort on the market.
Players will also receive the heat-moldable, rigid SpeedPlate footbeds that provide maximum foot-to-skate contact for speed and balance. They use recovery alloy technology to allow players to have a completely customized fit throughout the entire skate.
Bauer continues to use the TUUK LightSpeed Edge holders that are designed and developed to provide a greater angle of attack through 3mm overall height increase. Players will benefit from sharper, tighter turns without “bottoming out.” The TUUK LightSpeed Edge holders also feature an innovative trigger system that allows players to change steel in seconds without missing a shift.
The LS4 runners are made of elite grade stainless steel to provide superior on-ice performance through maximizing energy transfer. They have a superior surface finish for a cleaner, stronger sharpening edge. An additional 3mm in profile height allows for a greater angle of attack to turn tighter and get to the puck quicker.
Players looking for an elite-level, lightweight skate packed with features should pick up the 2017 Bauer Vapor 1X skates from Discount Hockey today!
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