|Bauer Vapor APX2 Ice Hockey Skates Sr||
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The Bauer Vapor APX 2 Ice Hockey Skates have raised the bar in high performance hockey skates. With an all new LightSpeed Edge holder and injected stability lacing system, the Vapor APX 2's allow you to turn tighter than ever before with unparalleled explosive power.
The signature of Bauer Vapor skates has been the X-Rib design that provides excellent structural support and stability through the entire boot. The 3D lasted Curv® Composite upper material is even more thermoformable than the previous Alive material, allowing for a thorough baking process providing a true 360° custom fit. The all-new injected stability lacing system replaces the traditional eyelets with a more durable single one-piece system. This reduces total energy lost in every stride and it can be noticeably felt when exiting turns, accelerating and crossovers.
The Tuuk LightSpeed Edge holder is a big upgrade from the LightSpeed 2 holder on the original APX skate. The Edge Holder sits 3mm taller on the front and back to prevent the skate from bottoming out and the result is a much tighter turning radius. The next improvement is the all-new quick release trigger system for the runners. Out of the box, the Tuuk Fusion runners can be removed in seconds with a pull of a trigger. Never miss a shift because of broken steel or take your game to a new level by carrying around multiple sets of runners sharpened for different rinks.
The Form-Fit 3 tongue is a 3-piece 52 oz. white felt tongue with an integrated abrasion resistant metatarsal guard. The Form-Fit+ footbed with ErgoToe allows for customizable toe protection while assisting in moisture-management and heel stabilizing. The Hydra Max 2 liner with Total Edge comfort helps to wick away moisture and resist abrasions.
- Model Number: 1041197
- Heritage: New
- Level of Play Guideline: Elite
- Fit Guidelines: General fit aspects of the Vapor boot are low-medium volume, medium ankle area, medium across top of foot and forefoot and medium toe box.
- Sizing Guidelines: Bauer skates generally fit 1 1/2 sizes down from your regular shoe size
- Quarter Package:
- 3D lasted Curv® Composite upper with X-rib pattern
- Provides a more comfortable and responsive skate
- Thermoformable design allows a true 360° custom fit for any foot shape
- Injected Stability Lacing System
- One-piece material makes it 33% easier to forward flex with the same amount of output
- Hydra Max 2 liner
- With integrated Total Edge comfort
- Ankle Padding:
- Lightweight Anaform Form Fit foam ankle pads
- Tongue Construction:
- Form-Fit 3 52 oz. 3-piece pro felt tongue
- Integrated abrasion resistant metatarsal guard
- Form-Fit+ with ErgoToe for protection and grip
- Offers customizable toe protection, moisture management and heel stabilizing qualities
- Vented carbon composite outsole
- Ultra lightweight and responsive
- Blade Holder and Runner:
- Tuuk LightSpeed Edge Holder
- 3mm taller providing a tighter turning radius without bottoming out
- Innovative trigger system allows the runners to be changed in seconds
- Tuuk LightSpeed Fusion Edge Runner -Revolutionary runner design that fuses strength of steel with the weight of aluminum reducing the weight by 27%.
- Elite stainless steel lower
- High-grade aluminum upper
- Weight of a Size 9D Skate:
- 815 grams
Comments: I tried my friends apx2 skates on before he bake them and I was impressed on how comfortable and light they were, but when I got into about 3 minutes of skating there was pain everywhere in the forefoot and little in the ankle. the tongue is insanely huge that I had to loosen my skates at the bottom so that it wouldn't cut off the blood flow from my feet. I now have the new total one mx3 skates and they are perfect, have more features to offer like the flex tongue and the flex tendon guard and for the same price. not worth buying a lightweight but painful skate for $950
From: Alex, Brisbane, Australia
Comments: These skates are one of a kind. Hands down the comfiest skates i've ever used and the one piece eyelet system is a must if youre tired of eyelets falling apart. It also gives a better overall feel to the boot. The tongue is about 3/4 in thick providing extreme comfort and the new padding on the edge near the ankle eliminates the problem I've been having with it wearing against my skin. I dont really have much use for the quick change blade system but i'm sure its a nice feature for those players at tournaments or playing a lot of games in a season. Replacement blades are relatively expensive...about $60+ a pair. This skate may be expensive but if you have the cash, its definitely not going to waste.
From: John, Pleasanton, CA
Comments: I upgraded from the APXs because I was getting some rubbing near the tongue. I had the APX for a year, and the rubbing was always
bad, tried everything, replacing tongues and punch outs. From the moment I put on the APX2, they were the most comfortable skates I ever wore. I have been using them for 2 months, and they are great. Performance is great, comfort is great.
From: Tyler, VA
Comments: I am coming from the APX skates and the transition was seamless. The comfort level, as always, is exceptional and the new felt tongue is a nice upgrade. The new lacing system is the star in my book for this release. The system allows for a much more snug feel and gives that little extra energy transfer. The one thing I am not the biggest fan of is the fusion steel. I will be moving to LS3 shortly.
From: Rich, PA
Comments: I replaced my TotalONE NXG skates with the new vapor APX2 about 6 weeks ago. Performance wise they are similar to the NXGs. I feel like I can make harder cuts and turns with the APX2s. The new pro felt tongue is an upgrade over the original APX skates. The tongue is fairly bulky so I had to tuck the tongue under my shin guards in order to get a good fit between my shin guards and the skate boot (on my NXG and APX skates I had the tongue over the shin guard). The boot does not protect very well against pucks hitting the composite material compared to the NXGs. I'm not sure if the boot is thinner in the APX2, but I have blocked a few shots with the APX2s that have turned most of my foot black and blue. Lastly, not a fan of the quick release trigger for the runners and will change the holders after the warranty is up on the skates.
From: Matt, Chicago, IL
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