Bauer Supreme 2S Pro and Vapor 1x Lite Hockey Stick
Today we are going to have Bauer sticks explained so let’s break down the differences between these sticks and what type of players are going to be best suited for each of these.
Which one is better?
The first thing you think about when you look at Bauer is two different families of sticks and 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 designs, and they all have different names such as the Vapor or the Supreme.
Each of these different colors or names is to symbolize a different type of stick construction which means that each of these sticks has different properties or different characteristics that are best suited for a particular type of shot or a particular type of shooter.
However, that’s not to say that any of our sticks can’t be used for any type of shot because, of course, they totally can.
But the idea behind this is that certain sticks that Bauer creates will have certain features that are packed into those sticks, for example, the Vapor stick versus the Supreme, will help a player that likes to utilize a particular type of shot to the best of their ability.
Therefore, the idea behind this is to select the appropriate stick for your style of play and for the particular style of shots that you are. And 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.
Vapor 1x Lite Hockey Stick
Firstly, one of the familiy members of sticks that we’re going to be looking at is the Bauer Vapor range which 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.
Thus, if you’re that type of player that wants to go for those very quick, very unexpected, and very deceptive shots that have little to no preparation required to be able to release the shot, this particular range of sticks 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 snap shots and 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 definitely be the stick out of you could say the three different ranges that Bauer offers that will definitely have a lot of standout features that will help you perform to the best of your ability.
From here, we’re going to be taking a quick look at the blade of the Vapor 1x Lite stick. This blade features a reinforced connection point between the blade and the shaft in order to strengthen this area to prevent the blade from opening up during shots.
So 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.
In other cases, if you find yourself on the ice taking the most shots in the net or scoring the most goals from one particular area on the ice, this stick is 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.
Moreover, it allows skaters to maximise on their quick release shots so this is definitely gonna be one that you need to be taking a look at.
Bauer Supreme 2S Pro
Swiftly from there, we will move on to the Supreme range. 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 will be the complete polar opposite to the Vapor.
With the Supreme range of sticks which is the 2S Pro stick that we are reviewing, you can see that the kick point in this stick is so high comparing to that on the Vapor sticks which was very low.
Consequently, 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 absolute explosive power, this is going to be the stick out of the three different ranges the Bauer offers with those standout features.
And in case you find yourself taking a lot of big powerful shots, 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, then this is going to be that standout stick for you to use.
Besides, if you are one of those players that predominantly takes clappers or slap shots one time or those big powerful shots that require that wind-up, then this stick 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.
In particular cases, if you find yourself on the ice taking the most shots on net, scoring the most goals from one particular area on the ice, then this is definitely gonna be that stick again that will 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.
One more point is that it doesn’t matter what type of shot that you’re taking such as a quick snap at a wrist shot or 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 some more prep, a little bit of a wind-up but have explosive power.
Moving on to the stick blade of this Supreme 2S Pro, it features a pressurized liquid state gel call. The purpose of manufactureres for this detail 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 also 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 and you’re able to better transfer your energy through the entire stick and onto the puck, increasing the power of the shot.
Hopefully this article gave you a better understanding of the different families or stick ranges that Bauer offers. Of course, in no way are we saying that if you take predominantly wrist shots or snap shots then you can only buy the Vapor stick, but what we are trying to do is to give you an idea of the different features and characteristics that these sticks have. Thus, 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.