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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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The Bauer Vapor 1X Pro Stock Skates boasts pro-exclusive features that the retail version did not include. These 1X Pro's have a stiffer Curv quarter package, a more traditional 52oz, three-piece white felt tongue and upgraded FormFit+ footbeds (even though these still come with SpeedPlates). Just like the standard version, the 1X Pro's come with the new X-Rib design that was inspired by the OD1N project which not only reduces weight but increases stability and support.
The Bauer Vapor 1X Ice Hockey Skate is Bauer's most advanced hockey skate to date. Derived from the OD1N Skate Project, these Vapor 1X's showcase a redesigned X-rib pattern on the new Aluminzed Curv™ quarter package. These skates also come with cutting-edge Speed Plate Technology, which provides unparalleled balance and energy transfer by forming the footbed to the bottom of the foot.
The Bauer Vapor 1X LE Skate showcases a blacked out, 3D-lasted Curv™ quarter packages that delivers some of the most explosiveness and power around. These Limited Edition 1X's debut an updated X-Rib design and Curv™ composite ankle support that derives directly from Bauer's OD1N project, helping the 1X to shed weight, increase support and improve energy transfer through each stride.
The Bauer Vapor X900 Ice Hockey Skates feature a full pro-spec setup like the flagship 1X, just with more traditional features. The X900 showcases a full composite outsole, a 3D-lasted Curv™ composite quarter package and a thick traditional white felt tongue. Bauer also gave the X900 skate with pro-preferred LS3 steel that is taller than LS2 or Fusion runners, providing a stronger overall build with a longer sharpening life.
The Bauer Vapor X800 Ice Hockey Skates boast the same high-performance, Curv™ composite quarter package as the flagship Vapor 1X, making it the only sub-800 gram skate at its price point (size 8.0D). This 3D lasted, composite material provides top notch stiffness and support; directly translating into powerful explosiveness and agility. Working with the signature Vapor X-Rib design is Bauer's premium Hydra-Max Liner; it not only works to keep feet dry but it helps to keep the foot from sliding around internally.
The Bauer Vapor X700 Ice Hockey Skates are loaded with pro-preferred performance features but won't break the bank. The pro-level Tech Mesh Nylon quarter package has a traditional "soft-boot" feel that produces modern-day performance. The three-piece, 48 oz. white felt tongue has an integrated high-density metatarsal guard that provides ample lace-bite and impact protection.
The Bauer Vapor X600 Ice Hockey skate is a high-performing, intermediate-level skate. This Vapor X600 showcases a Tech-mesh Nylon quarter package that's popular with the pro's because of its traditional build with it's high-end support. The 40 oz, two-piece white felt tongue carries on the pro-preferred theme; boasting injected high-density foams for ample impact and lace bite protection.
The Bauer Vapor X500 Ice Hockey Skates are a great choice for a recreational to intermediate level player. The Vapor X500 skates are the first model in this Vapor Line to showcase the innovative Tuuk Edge Holder. This Edge Holder has a quick release trigger system that allows players to swap out broken or damaged steel in seconds, while also offering one of the tightest turning radius' around.
The Bauer Vapor X500 LE Ice Hockey Skates is a limited release of one the best bang-for-your-buck models in the new Vapor Line. The X500 Limited Edition Skate boasts the most popular holder in the NHL, the Tuuk Edge with its quick release trigger system that allows you to swap out steel in seconds. It is also 3mm taller than the previous LS2 holder, giving playing even more aggressive angle of attack.
Sizes Available: 8.0
The Bauer Vapor X400 Ice Hockey Skates are perfect for the beginner who wants more than entry level performance out of their skate. For exceptional support and stability, the Vapor X400 utilizes the signature X-Rib design in the quarter package. The tongue features a pro-style, two-piece design with integrated medium-density foams for lace-bite and impact protection.
The Bauer Vapor X300 Ice Hockey Skates are an excellent choice for the entry level player that wants extra performance and support. This X300 skate features the same thermo-formed, X-Rib quarter package design as the flagship 1X, which provides great stability and response through each stride. The exterior is made up of a Tech Nylon material that's popular at the pro-level for it's traditional look and feel.
The Bauer Vapor X200 Ice Hockey Skates are the entry-level model in the Vapor Line, making them ideal for the beginner or casual player. The Vapor X200 is constructed of a premium nylon quarter package and an Injected TPR outsole that provide forgiving support. The Bauer X200 skate also comes with a White Felt Tongue and a Tuuk LightSpeed Pro Holder, offering sweet pro-inspired looks.