Bauer Vapor APX2 Senior Ice Hockey Skates
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The Bauer Vapor APX2 Skates deliver the highest level of performance and quality that you can find anywhere today. Retaining all of the best qualities of the original APX skates, the APX2 skates have also been upgraded in several notable ways. Starting with the new holder, Bauer has introduced the TUUK Lightspeed Edge with its unique trigger release mechanism which allows the player to quickly and easily change out his steel in just a few seconds. The Lightspeed Edge Holder is also built with an additional 3mm in height to increase the skater's attack angle on tight turns. Along with the Lightspeed Edge Holders, you'll also find the lightweight TUUK LS Fusion Runners which are 27% lighter than traditional stainless steel runners.
Another brand new feature that you'll only find on the Vapor APX2 Skates is the Injected Stability Lacing System. What Bauer has created here is a one-piece eyelet strip constructed with the same durable material used to build Tuuk holders, which is triple stitched to ensure that it is stable and secure to provide the greatest amount of energy-return with each stride. This design is the first of its kind and delivers a substantial performance enhancement.
As you would expect with any top of the line model from Bauer, the APX2 Skates are also built with Bauer's best current features, including Curv® Composite quarters, the Hydra Max 2 Liner, Total Edge Comfort, Form-Fit 3 Tongues and Form-Fit+ Footbeds with Ergo Toe Protection. Each of these features provide the maximum amount of durability, support and performance value that Bauer has to offer, giving elite level skaters the edge they need over the competition.
Bauer Vapor APX2 Senior Ice Hockey Skates
CURV® COMPOSITE UPPER
The X-rib design provides structural support for faster acceleration and quicker turns. The angle of the boot is cut aggressively to allow greater forward flex.
INJECTED STABILITY LACING SYSTEM
Innovative one-piece construction maximizes energy return and provides increased stability throughout the life of the skate and explosive energy transfer with every stride. The new stability lacing system reduces the amoint of total energy lost vs. traditional construction allowing the player to exit turns faster while increasing acceleration for more energy transfer to the ice. The new lacing system will help make each crossover quicker allowing the player to experience faster feet for maximum on-ice performance.
HYDRA-MAX 2 LINER
Moisture wicking and abrasion-resistant with integrated comfort wrap. The Total Edge Comfort minimizes wear and tear around the top of the ankle.
TUUK LIGHTSPEED EDGE
The new Lightspeed Edge holder is designed and developed to provide a greater angle of attack through an increase of 3mm in overall height. The player benefit is sharper, tighter turns due to having a greater ability to get lower in the turn without "bottoming out". The Tuuk Lightspeed Edge also features an innovative trigger system that allows the player to change his steel in a matter of seconds without missing a shift or playing any time.
TUUK LS FUSION BLADE
Revolutionary runner design fusing the strength and performance of Bauer's elite stainless steel with high-grade aluminum, reducing the weight of the runner by 27%.
FORM-FIT+ FOOTBED WITH ERGO TOE PROTECTION
Form-Fit+ performance with enhanced comfort in the toe area. The toe-protection feature can be customized to a specific player's needs.
Bauer Vapor APX2 Skate Upper Features
- Quarter Package: 3D lasted Curv® Composite upper with X-rib pattern
- Lining Material: HYDRA MAX 2 liner with integrated TOTAL EDGE comfort
- Ankle Padding: Lightweight form fit foam ankle pads
- Tongue Construction: FORM-FIT 3 52 oz. 3-piece pro felt tongue, with integrated and enhanced abrasion resistant metatarsal guard
- Footbed: FORM-FIT+ with ERGOTOE protection and grip, integrated and customizable toe protection, moisture management, and heel stabilizer
- Thermoformable: Full upper
Bauer Vapor APX2 Skate Lower Features
- Outsole: Ultra lightweight, vented carbon composite
- Blade Holder: TUUK Lightspeed Edge
- Runner: TUUK LS Fusion runner
Manufacturer Model Number: 1041197
|Bauer Senior Hockey Skate Sizing Chart|
|Bauer Skate Size||6.0||6.5||7.0||7.5||8.0||8.5||9.0||9.5||10.0||10.5||11.0||11.5||12.0||12.5||13.0||13.5||14.0|
|Shoe Size (US)||7.5||8.0||8.5||9.0||9.5||10.0||10.5||11.0||11.5||12.0||12.5||13.0||13.5||14.0||14.5||15.0||15.5|
Senior hockey skates are sized to fit adults and full grown teenagers with a Men's US shoe size of 7 or greater.
JUNIOR Hockey Skates
Junior hockey skates are sized to fit kids in the range of approximately 7 to 13 years old with a US shoe size of 2 to 6.5.
YOUTH Hockey Skates
Youth hockey skates are sized to fit toddlers and young children in the age range of approximately 2 to 7 years old with a US youth shoe size of 7 to 1.5.
The difference between men's shoes and women's shoes is 1.5 to 2 sizes. So, if you wear size 9 women's shoes, that translates to a men's size 7.5 or 7.0, which would put you in a size 6 senior hockey skate. More simply put, go 3 sizes down from your women's shoe size in order to find your hockey skate size.
I would recommend this item to a friend.
Expensive skates but worth every penny
May 18, 2013
Hands down the most comfortable skate i have ever owned. I have a wider foot so the Vapor line has the best fit for me, wide toe box, not overly stiff like the Total One NXG is, less of a break in period needed as well because its not as stiff as the NXG. Compared to the NXG and the Nexus this is better in my opinion, tailored to fit all types of feet where the NXG are more for higher insteps and narrow feet and the Nexus are for thick, wide feet. The APX 2 has more of a universal feel and a wide toe cap which adds to the comfort of the skate, and it really just hugs your feet in the perfect areas like your mid-high ankle and mid foot/instep area. Great skate overall. I would recommend to anyone who plays a high level of hockey, and is also not worried about the price as all of the top of the line skates are expensive now. If you're a beer league guy and want a good skate I would get the Vapor X 7.0, still a great skate at the 450 price point.
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