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The Bauer Vapor X40 Ice Hockey Skates are a solid beginner's skate from the Vapor skate line. The X40 skate has the X-Rib design that has become the Vapor signature design, providing great energy transfer through each stride. The quarter package offers good support without being overwhelmingly stiff for the player still working on their skills.
- Model Number: 1041214
- Heritage: Vapor X1.0
- Level of Play Guideline: Recreational
- 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:
- Sublimated reinforced mesh with thermoformed X-rib
- Thermoformable - Material will mold to the players foot for a precise fit
- The X-ribbed design (seen from looking at the back of the boot) was designed to enhance the performance of the patented Vapor monostructure quarter for unparalleled response and dynamic movement. Developed to enhance key support zones throughout the ankle and foot delivering quicker acceleration and greater stability.
- Brushed Nylon
- Ankle Padding:
- Closed-Cell Foam
- Tongue Construction:
- Anatomical, 1-piece felt
- Standard Comfort footbed
- Blade Holder and Runner:
- Tuuk Lightspeed Pro with Tuuk Super stainless steel runner (not replaceable)
- Weight of a Size 9D skate:
- 769 grams
Comments: Awesome skate. Transituioning from roller to ice was definitely a daunting task as far as skates were concerned, but these skates made it easy. It's nice and stiff for the intermediate level of play. It took a few skate sessions for it to fully break in so it was a surprisingly quick break in. This skate will last you for a couple seasons so if you want a good quality, durable skate, this skate is right for you.
From: Nathan, CA
Comments: I played roller hockey for several years and the Bauer X40s were the perfect transition into ice. They are light weight and have great ankel support. They also hold up very well to wear and tear. The break in was very fast. It only took a couple of games for them to be perfectly molded to my foot and stop hurting. And that was after baking. Overall I would recommend these skates for the beginner to intermediate ice player.
From: Scott, CA
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Sizes Available: 6.5, 7.0, 8.5, 9.5, 10.0, 10.5
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Sizes Available: 6.5, 7.0, 8.0, 8.5, 9.5, 10.0, 10.5, 11.0
The Bauer Vapor X90 Ice Hockey Skates offer great performance features at a great value. The X-Rib pattern, Tuuk Edge Holder and full composite outsole will help take anyone's game to the next level.
Sizes Available: 6.0, 6.5, 7.0, 7.5, 8.0, 8.5, 9.0, 9.5, 10.0, 10.5, 11.0
The Bauer Vapor X80 Ice Hockey Skates offers great performance at a great value. The Vapor X80 takes a big jump in performance, especially in the lower portion of the skate. The fiber composite outsole and Tuuk LS2 stainless steel will blow the competition away.
Sizes Available: 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, 15.0
The Bauer Vapor X70 Ice Hockey Skates are a great choice for an intermediate level skate. The Vapor X70 offer great performance specs while maintaining a forgiving feel in the quarter package. This is perfect for the players who are still working on their game.
Sizes Available: 6.5, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0, 10.0, 10.5, 11.0, 11.5, 12.0
The Bauer Vapor X60 Ice Hockey Skates are ideal for the recreational player who's looking for a solid performing skate at a good price. The most unique feature at this price point is the all new Tuuk LightSpeed Edge holder that sits 3mm taller offering an unbelievable turning radius as well as a quick release trigger system that allows the runners to be swapped out in seconds.
Sizes Available: 6.0, 6.5, 7.0, 7.5, 8.0, 8.5, 9.0, 9.5, 10.0, 10.5, 11.0, 11.5
The Bauer Vapor X50 Ice Hockey Skates are an excellent choice for the player just starting out but want a high quality skate. The Vapor X50 skate is constructed of a durable woven nylon that provides support while staying forgiving. The tongue is a traditional white felt tongue that protects the top of the foot and is comfortable too.
Sizes Available: 6.0, 7.0, 7.5, 8.0