Continuing on one of the most anticipated new lines in goaltending in the recent years, Bauer has brought one of the most engineered and technologically advanced lines of gear to the goalie market. The Vapor 1X stick is packed with new features which strive to change the face of goaltending.
The Vapor 1X has a new internal core with a mixture of the Innegra fiber that Bauer is known for. The Innegra is found in the top of the stick down through the paddle where it becomes mixed with a Balsa core that continues down through the blade. The blade is finished off with the Aero Foam III technology, which is the same on the Supreme 1S model.
Finishing off the stick, the control zone has strategic ribs and patterns with a grip to allow the goalie to have the best grip on the stick, but allow for transitional movements in and out of passing. The Griptac formula aids in more grip over time without the use of tape to add weight or to eat away palms. Lastly, the Arch paddle geometry is built into the stick which provides a large and flat front paddle which gives a larger blocking surface and helps keep pucks from bouncing over the paddle.
If you are an elite-level goalie who is looking for some of the best innovations on the market but who wants a composite stick with a foam core feel, the Bauer Vapor 1X Intermediate Goalie Stick will not disappoint you!