Bauer has long had a commitment to innovation, and uses scientific methods and player feedback in combination with its state-of-the-art design lab to develop the most high-performance skates in the game. The new Vapor 1X is designed with dynamic speed in mind, and each piece of its construction is strategically chosen to enhance players’ on-ice performance.
The 1X is constructed using Bauer’s lasted 3D Curv Composite with X-Rib pattern and Comfort Edge padding. The Curv Composite gives a rigid structural stiffness to support the most powerful strides, and the Comfort Edge provides relief along the ankle collar, allowing players to dig deeper into turns.
Comfort and fit are two main factors when choosing the right skate. The 1X features a series of securing technologies to ensure the best fit possible, giving players the opportunity to perform at their highest level. The FLEX-LOCK PRO tongue is a slow-molding tongue insert that creates a locked fit while allowing forward flex and adding additional protection to the foot’s most vulnerable area. To further enhance the fit, Bauer employs LOCK-FIT facing, which is a slightly softer facing composition with greater lace locking properties. This allows the facing to better wrap the foot and provide the most secure fit.
Inside the skate, the 1X has lightweight memory foam ankle pads covered by the LOCK-FIT PRO liner. This liner locks your foot in place while keeping it dry, reducing foot slip and offering the most production from each stride.
Last, but definitely not least, the 1X is complete with Bauer’s now ultra-famous LightSpeed Edge holder in combination with LS4 steel. This combination gives skaters the ultimate edge and allows blades to be easily changed.