Bauer is one of the most famous brands that produce the hockey equipments. Bauer sticks are usually used by professional athletes.
Let’s break down the differences between Bauer sticks: the Vapor, the Supreme, and the Nexus. What are type of players going to be best suited for each of these?
You’ll notice that they have different color profiles, or you could say designs, and they all have different names. Each of these different colors or names is to symbolize a different type of stick construction.
Each of these sticks has different properties or different characteristics that are best suited for a particular type of shot or a specific type of shooter.
That’s not to say that any of our sticks can’t be used for any shot because they can. But the idea behind this is that certain sticks that Bauer creates.
For example, the Vapor stick and the Supreme will have certain features that are packed into those sticks. That will help a player that likes to utilize a particular type of shot to the best of their ability.
The idea behind this is to select the appropriate stick for your style of play for the particular style of shots. The stick potted up with your skill will allow you to perform to the best of your ability.
Vapor 1x Lite
When you’re shooting on the ice now, first of the three families of the sticks, that we’re going to be looking at is going to be Bauer’s vapor range.
This is referred to as Bauer’s low kick point stick. So what that means is that this stick has been designed for those players.
That like to get a quick release on their shots if you’re that type of player that wants to go for those rapid, very unexpected, very deceptive shots that have little to no preparation required to be able to release the shot this particular range of sticks.
The Vapor range is going to allow you or enable you to do this to the best of your ability based on the way that the stick has been constructed and the features that are in this stick. For example, if you’re the type of player that uses a lot of snapshots, a lot of very quick.
Wrist shots just trying to get the puck into the back of the net as quickly as you can, this will be the stick out of you could say the three different ranges.
That Bauer offers that will have a lot of standout features that will help you perform to the best of your ability. We’re going to be taking a quick look at the blade of the Vapor stick in this case.
This blade features a reinforced connection point between the blade and the shaft. The idea behind this is to strengthen this area to prevent the blade from opening up during shots.
As you take a shot and the energy’s moving from your body, your hands into the shaft of the stick and then onto the blade by having that reinforced connection point.
The idea behind that is to prevent the blade from opening up too much during this shot to be able to keep your shots as accurately as it possibly can.
If you find yourself on the ice, let’s take the most shots in the net or scoring. The most goals from this particular area on the ice again this is going to be that stick that’s going to have those features packed into it that’s going to enable you to play the game and shoot to the best of your ability.
That stick allows to maximize on their quick, release shots. This is going to be one that you need to be taking a look at swiftly from there.
Supreme 2s Pro
This particular range or family of sticks from Bauer is referred to as their high kick point sticks. In terms of the way that this stick performs and some of its characteristics, it’s going to be the complete polar opposite of the Vapor with the supreme range of sticks in this particular instance.
We’re looking at the 2S pro because the kick point in the stick is so high vs. on the Vapor sticks, which was very low. This stick is going to be phenomenal for those players that like to lean into their shots and load up their shots.
Suppose you’re that player that is looking for nothing. But power absolute explosive power. This is going to be the stick out of the three different ranges. The bow offers that’s going to have those standout features for you.
Suppose you find yourself taking a lot of those big powerful shots. It doesn’t only have to be slap shot in one time. You’re the type of player that likes to lean into that stick put as much power as you can and force into those shots. This is going to be that standout stick for you to use.
If you are one of those players that predominantly takes clappers or slap shots, those big powerful shots that require that wind up this is going to be the stick that has all of those features and properties packed into it. That’s going to allow you to take those shots to the best of your ability.
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If you’re comparing them against the other two ranges their bow, it offers similar to the Vapor. Let’s take a look at an on-ice projection if you find yourself on the ice, take the most shots on net scoring the most goals from this particular area on the ice. This is going to be that stick again that’s going to allow you to take those powerful shots to the best of your ability.
Because of all those properties and most importantly, that’s what allows this stick to perform so well when you’re looking at these particular types of shots. Players like to take it doesn’t matter what kind of shot that you’re considering.
If it’s going to be a quick snap at a wrist, shot a backhand this stick will still perform very well. However, if you’re looking for where this stick shines and has those standout features. It’s going to be in those shots. That needs a little bit more prep, a little bit of a wind-up, but have explosive power.
When we move on to the stick blade of the supreme in this case. The 2S pro features a pressurized a liquid state gel call. The idea behind this is as tiny cracks start to appear on the inside of the stick blade. This gel is released to be able to fill in those cracks, and by doing that, they were able to enhance the overall durability of the stick blade and in addition to this.
It also offers a slight dampening of the stick blade to increase the contact with the puck by doing this you’re able to better transfer your energy through the entire stick and onto the puck expanding the power of the shot.
Nexus 2N Pro
Least is going to be the nexus range or family of sticks. That sits right in between Vapor and Supreme based on the fact that this is a mid kick stick.
Whereas we touched on Vapor being a low kick, Supreme being a high kick, this sits perfectly in the middle in terms of the types of players that will benefit from using this stick. Because of that mid-kick, it means that this stick will be good at pretty much any type of shot on the ice, so whether you have the kind of player that takes those very quick-release shots.
The quick snap is wrist shots backhands. You also like to be able to utilize well one time as slap shots. If you’re looking for a stick that isn’t going to be too extreme at either end of the spectrum. Now what I mean by this is at one side. You have your low kick point sticks that is going to be great for taking those quick, release shots and on the other side of the spectrum.
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You’ve got your high kick point sticks. They’re going to be great for taking those big powerful shots that require a bit of a wind up like your slap shots.
Suppose you’re trying to find something that’s going to sit right in the middle and allow you to utilize pretty much any chance very well without having too much favoritism on one type of shot versus another.
Then the Nexus is where you want to be looking now looking at the blade of the Nexus.
This features a reinforced rubberized dampener by having this area or this dampening layer on the stick blade. It’s said to enhance the puck feel and pop control now, taking a look at an honest projection where the sticks. It’s going to sit right in between where the Vapor and the Supreme sit on the ice.
Suppose you’re the type of player that again is just trying to find a stick that’s going to have a good balance of every type of shot. You don’t find yourself taking too much of a kind of shot. This is a good stick to be able to look at it because it covers a lot of those bases.
So hopefully, this article is giving you a better understanding of the different families or stick ranges of Bauer.
We’re just trying to provide you with an idea of the various features and characteristics that these hockey sticks have.
So you can best match up the right stick to the style of player and the type of shot that you’d like, allow you to be able to take those shots to the best of your ability on the ice. Hopefully, help you score more goals.