Today, it’s finally here. A Bauer sticks explained, and I know a lot of you’ve been requesting. Let’s break down the differences between these sticks and what type of players are going to be best suited for each of these.
The first thing you think about when you look at Bauer is three different families of sticks. Which one of these sticks is going to be the best one, especially when you’re looking at the top-spec sticks that they offer.
You’ll notice that they have different color profiles, or you could say designs, and they all have different names. You’ve got the Vapor, you’ve got the Supreme and the Nexus. Each of these different colors or names is to symbolize a different type of stick construction.
What this means is that each of these sticks has different properties or different characteristics that are best suited for a particular kind of shot or a specific type of shooter.
That’s not to say that any of our sticks can’t be used for any type of shot because, of course, they can.
But the idea behind this is that certain sticks that Bauer creates. For example, the vapor stick versus 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 that you are most fond of taking. By doing that, the stick potted up with your skill will allow you to perform to the best of your ability when you’re shooting on the ice.
Bauer’s vapor range
First of the three families of sticks that we’re going to be looking at is Bauer’s vapor range.
What is it suitable for?
This is referred to as Bauer’s low kick point stick. It means that this stick has been designed for those players who like to get a quick release on their shots.
If you’re the type of player that wants to go for those rapid, unexpected and deceptive shots that have little to no preparation needed to be able to release the shot, this particular range of sticks, the vapor range is going to allow you or allow you to do this to the best of your ability, based on the way the stick was 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 the three different ranges. That Bauer offers will have a lot of standout features that will help you perform to the best of your ability.
Vapor 1x light characteristics
We’re going to be taking a quick look at the blade of the vapor stick in this case—the 1x light.
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.
So as you take a shot, the energy is moving from your body and 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.
Of course, this sharing wouldn’t be complete without an honest projection. If you find yourself on the ice, taking the most shots in the net or scoring the most goals from the particular area on the ice. It is going to be the 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.
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Bauer’s Supreme range
Players out there are looking for the stick that allows them to maximize on their quick release shots. It is going to be one that you need to be taking a look at swiftly from there. We’re taking a look at the Supreme range now.
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 to the vapor with the Supreme range of sticks in this particular instance.
Supreme 2s pro characteristics
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 really like to lean into their shots and load up their shots, so if 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 Bauer offers that’s going to have those standout features for you.
Who needs it?
- If you find yourself taking a lot of those big powerful shots. It doesn’t only have to be slap shot in one time is even if you’re taking Rashad s. But you’re the type of player that really 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. One time as again, those big powerful shots that require 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. Especially if you’re comparing them against the other two ranges, their Bauer offers.
- Similar to the vapor, let’s take a look at an on-ice projection. If you find yourself on the ice, taking the most shots on net scoring the most goals from the particular area on the ice, this is definitely gonna be the stick 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. Because of that very high kick point, that’s exactly what allows this stick to perform so well.
When you’re looking at these particular types of shots that players like to take, it doesn’t matter what kind of shot you’re taking. If it’s going to be a quick snap at a wrist-shot, a backhand, this stick will still perform very well.
But if you’re looking for where this stick really shines and has those standout features. It’s going to be in those shots that need 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, this 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 general durability of the stick blade.
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, increasing the power of the shot.
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Bauer’s Nexus range
Last but not least is going to be the nexus range or family of sticks. This is going to be the range of sticks that sits right in between vapor and supreme based on the fact that this is a mid kick stick.
Nexus 2N Pro Characteristics
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 any type of shot on the ice, whether you have the type of player that takes those very—quick release shots. The quick snap is wrist-shots backhands even. But an occasion, you also like to be able to utilize well one time as slap shots.
Who need it?
- If you’re looking for a stick that isn’t gonna be too extreme at either end of the spectrum, 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. On the other side of the spectrum, 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.
- If you’re trying to find something that’s going to sit right in the middle and allow you to utilize any type of shot very well without having too much favoritism on one type of shot versus another, the nexus is where you want to be looking.
Now, looking at the blade of the Nexus in this case-the 2N pro. 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.
Taking a look at an honest projection, where the sticks gonna sit right in between where the vapor and the supreme sit on the ice.
If you’re the type of player that again is just trying to find a stick that’s gonna have a good balance of every type of shot, you don’t find yourself taking too much of one type of shot. This is a good stick to be able to look at it because it covers a lot of those bases.
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Hopefully, this Sharing is giving you a better understanding of the different families or stick ranges that Bauer offers now,.
Of course, in no way are we saying. That if you take wrist shots predominantly or snapshots, you can only buy the vapor stick -that’s not what we’re saying. We’re just trying to give you an idea of the different features and characteristics that these 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 to take to allow you to be able to take those shots to the best of your ability on the ice.
Hopefully, helping you score more goals. If you have any questions or if you feel that we left anything out in this article. Please leave your comments down below. And I’ll try to get to them as quickly as I can.
If there are any other sticks from any other manufacturers you want us to compare against each other, please leave your comments down below. Thank you very much!