Bauer Vapor 1X Gloss Sr. Hockey Stick (2016)
Back and better than ever, the 1X returns Summer 2016 with some serious upgrades from its last iteration. The most notable of which comes from Bauer's improved design process where they were able to enhance the durability of the shaft by 30% while also somehow cutting its overall weight. in the process!
The key to the 1X is in the QRT (Quick Release Taper) Technology. The new, more aggressive, taper design is built to optimized the load and recoil energy in the shaft, allowing players to get their shot off that much faster making it the ultimate in Vapor sticks thus far. Bauer's other elite technologies make their return with the 1X as well, with their improved Aero-sense Core II blade that enhances the sticks performance, playability, and durability by more efficiently absorbing impacts. The improvements to this tech cut weight and improved the balance of the stick in process while also combining with their Pure Shot Blade Profile enhancing the torsional stability of the blade for truer shots and sauce.
Other returning technologies are old favorites and have provided the foundation for Bauer's shafts for years. Their Microfeel II profile Monocomp construction shaft is amplified with TeXtreme and eLASTech Technology under the 1X model, and the results are fantastic Microfeel and Monocomp simply refer to the shape and manufacturing process Bauer uses, where rounded double concave walls provide a comfortable grip on the true one-piece construction. TeXtreme is a unique carbon fiber that's 20% lighter than its counter-parts, and its use in hockey is exclusive to Bauer, reducing weight without compromising strength. Finally, eLASTech is a proprietary resin system where carbon nanotube reinforcements reduce the spread of micro-fractures from slashes and shots, extending the sticks "pop life" and letting you get more out of your investment.