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The Bauer Vapor XR3 is a jump from the XR2, and showcases a Vanguard™ Detonator frame. The XR3 is the first skate in the Bauer line to offer a 1 piece frame. This provides the player with increased responsiveness. The XR3 comes complete with 76A indoor wheels and ABEC 7 bearings. A perfect skate for the intermediate roller player.  

  • Model Number: 1038048
  • Heritage: Vapor RX20 
  • Level of Player: Ideal for recreational to intermediate 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 2-piece felt 
  • Footbed:
    • Molded Comfort EVA
  • Outsole:
    • Injected TPR
  • Frame: Hi-Lo™ Vanguard™ frame: 6000 Series Aluminum Detonator
    • 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 
    • Square Flush 2-Piece Silver 6mm Axles
  • Wheels: Bauer XR3 76A indoor wheels
  • Bearings:
    • Abec 7 608 bearings
  • Weight of One Size 9D skate: 1204 grams
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Comments: I bought a new pair of these locally. The front wheel on each skate developed severe cracks in the first 15 minutes of use -I weigh 165 pounds. I'd rather these skates come with no wheels.
From: Justin, CA

Comments: I started with an entry level pair of Bauers ("RX500") and beat them to hell, enjoying them the whole time. Just upgraded to the XR3 and the difference is like Night and Day. I turn tighter, stop better, and accelerate faster. I will not review wheels and bearings in a skate review, just know you're going to replace them. The 1 piece from is a must if you're serious, and the price is right. My feet and game are very happy
From: Kevin

Comments: Nice pair of skates still breaking them in now. Recommend baking them they have an IW instructional video on YouTube. The control that you have with these Bauer skates is far superior to any skate that I have had in the past (Rollerblade and Mission). Recommend upgrading wheels and bearings. The "one piece" detonator frame makes the skate solid! So far the skating on these babies is really smooth and the XR3's make you skate with more control. I especially like the thought they put into making this skate where the side scrape guards extend far enough back so that they will not wear a hole in the skate sides so quickly, especially if you skate with a full-tilt like I do at times! These skates are worth the $179, which is the lowest you can go to get that nice 1 piece wheel frame!
From: Mikey

Comments: Got these skates a week ago and used them in a couple of games since. They are a comfortable and supportive skate. Nothing to flashy or crazy about them, they seem pretty basic. The only complaint i have is the wheels and bearings. I switched them out with some labedas and swiss bearings and it made the skate much better. Can't go wrong for the price. All around good skate
From: Dan

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