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The Bauer Vapor XR1 Roller Hockey Skate is the entry model in Bauer's roller line for 2011-12. At this low price point the XR1 still provides a great value for the casual/entry player. The XR1 features sublimated woven mesh construction with an improved X-Rib design. Bauer has used the Vanguard™ Hi-Lo frame setup to offer an excellent combination of speed and control. The XR1 skates include the Bauer XR1 82A outdoor wheels. 

  • Model Number: 1038040
  • Heritage: Vapor XR15
  • Level of Player: Ideal for entry to recreational level of play
  • 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 woven mesh with improved molded X-rib pattern 
      • The new X-rib design (seen from looking at the back of the boot) offers maximum structural support throughout the entire boot for quicker acceleration and tighter turns. The aggressive pitched boot design allows for optimum forward flex.
  • Liner
    • Brushed nylon
  • Heel Support: 
    • Exterior embossed heel cup/ankle support
  • Tongue Construction: 
    • Anatomical 1-piece felt 
  • Outsole:
    • Injected TPR
  • Frame:
    • Hi-Lo™ Vanguard™ frame: 6000 Series Aluminum Violator
      • The Vanguard™ frame uses 76mm(2) in the front and 80mm(2) in the rear
      • Vanguard explodes off the charts in performance!
      • Offers increased overall speed and decreased stopping distance
      • The perfect balance in wheel sizes - Maximizes results while still maintain a low, powerful center of gravity
      • 6000 grade aluminum 
      • Round Flush 2-Piece Silver 6mm Axles
  • Wheels:
    • Bauer XR1 82A outdoor wheels
  • Bearings:
    • Abec 5 608 bearings
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Comments: I recently bought these because I have bought Mission skates my whole life and they just weren't good enough, the Mission boot would always come undone from the frame and I was tired of it so I had to try something new. I bought the entry model on these and have been extremely impressed with the quality from an entry model. I was disappointed at first because I saw that you can't bake these but no worries I was surprised at how well and fast they broke in to my feet and are super comfortable. I was skeptical at first but now I am a firm believer in Bauer skates and would recommend these to anyone. Overall 9 out of 10 only because it's really hard in the front of the ankle but that is probably with the entry model.
From: Michael, CA

Comments: These skates are great for people who are new to roller hockey or for people who just skate for fun. I've had my pair for 1 and a half years now skating once a week on concrete and it is holding up (except the wheels) Overall good skate for the value.Would rate it a 8/10 
From: Brandon, BC

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