Bauer Vapor APX2 Griptac Junior Hockey Stick
The Vapor APX2 Stick is the top model from Bauer's Vapor line of sticks released for 2013/14. There are several construction features that distinguish the Vapor line, and specifically the APX2 Stick, from the Supreme and Nexus lines offered by Bauer. First, the APX2 is built to enhance puck feel and allow the shooter to release shots quickly and accurately. This makes the APX2 and Vapor line as a whole a great choice for players whose game is defined by quickness and precision. If you're a puckhandler, playmaker or you take shots on the move in tight spaces, the APX2 stick is right up your alley.
Two of the features that make the APX2 so unique are the Intelli-Sense Shot Technology and Micro Feel II Shaft Dimensions. Intelli-Sense is a dynamic flex point design that responds to bottom hand placement, allowing the shooter to generate a quick, accurate release, whether he's firing a snapshot from the inside foot through traffic or winding up for a clapper. No matter the type of shot you're taking, the APX2 responds by flexing and loading wherever your bottom hand is applying pressure to speed up your shot release without sacrificing any control. The Micro Feel II Shaft Dimensions consist of rounded corners and double concave walls for a comfortable feel and unparalleled control. This is an important feature for players who need a quick release because it allows them to maintain full control of the stick even when they're zipping through tight spaces looking for lanes.
The APX2 is of course a one-piece composite stick, and with Bauer's Monocomp Technology, they're able to reduce weight at the blade/shaft joint and improve puck feel for even greater quickness and control. At the crook of the blade, the APX2 is enhanced further with the Pure Shot Blade Profile which is designed to increase accuracy by reducing blade deflection (twisting) as you shoot. Keeping the blade face square to your target as you load up your shot is key to maintaining full power and complete control.
TeXtreme technology and the Aero-Sense Blade Core are perhaps the most desirable features of the APX2 because they're designed with the very best materials available. TeXtreme is a high quality, lightweight carbon weave that drastically reduces the weight of the stick without giving up durability. This is a proprietary weave only used by Bauer, and it is a highly coveted construction feature. The Aero-Sense Blade Core is the evolutionary result of Bauer's Aero Foam Core blade technology, which enhances the blade's vibration dampening properties for improved puck feel and control, particularly when puckhandling and receiving passes. This is a truly exceptional feature that makes the Vapor APX2 a thrill for every puckhandler to experience.
Bauer Vapor APX2 Griptac Junior Hockey Stick
INTELLI-SENSE SHOT TECHNOLOGYGroundbreaking design features dual flex zones for maximized performance benefits. A low flex point provides a quick release and accuracy, and a second, higher flex point delivers powerful slap shots
MICRO FEEL II SHAFTRounded corners and double concave shaft walls allow the shaft to fit comfortably in your hands. The result is easier puck handling and superior control.
VAPOR PREMIUM DUAL TAPERThe combination of Micro-Feel II shaft and a secondary taper along the top/bottom surface equals decreased torsional deflection for increased puck control and accuracy upon release.
AERO-SENSE COREThe VAPOR APX2's new AERO-SENSE blade core is designed with our improved AERO FOAM 3 core blade technology and a unique energy absorption element to enhance the stick's playability and performance. This complex combination is lightweight, improving the overall balance of the stick while maintaining torsional stability for a strong and quick release, with increased vibration dampening properties that improve puck feel upon pass reception and when stick handling.
MONOCOMP TECHNOLOGYOur industry-leading single molding process ensures product and performance consistency. By removing excess material like overlapping layers, resin and foam waste, the balance of the stick is improved and overall weight is reduced.
TeXtreme® TECHNOLOGYExclusive to BAUER in hockey, TeXtreme® is ultra lightweight and strong carbon fiber. 20% lighter than conventional carbon, it reduces weight without sacrificing strength.
PURE SHOT BLADE PROFILEThe optimized blade profile increases the connection point between the blade-hosel transition of the stick. This reduces the amount of blade deflection - the twisting or opening of the blade while shooting-improving blade control and delivering pinpoint shooting accuracy.
- AERO-SENSE blade core
- Intelli-Sense shot technology
- Monocomp technology
- Pure Shot blade profile
- Lightweight TeXtreme® construction
- Micro Feel II shaft dimension
- Double concave walls
- VAPOR premium dual taper
- GRIPTAC grip application on shaft
- Textured matte blade
Bauer Hockey Stick Blade Pattern Chart - 2013
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