Update: Head over to Pure Hockey to pick up your Bauer Vapor APX hockey stick! Enter the coupon code “hockeyworld” to save 10% on select items.
After the successful release of the Bauer APX skate, we knew it wouldn’t be long before a stick by the same name followed. Well, following the typical Fall release pattern for new sticks, we can expect to see the Bauer Vapor APX hockey stick hit retail store shelves in October of 2011.
More information is now coming out about the new Bauer Vapor APX hockey stick, and we’ve got some technical specifications to share with you. Some of the features you can expect on the Bauer Vapor APX hockey stick are outlined below:
“The Bauer Vapor APX hockey stick has been designed to have optimal balance and a quick release. It is ideal for the crafty player that excels in puck handling and quick-release shots.” – Bauer Hockey 2011 Holiday Catalog
Micro Feel II Shaft – The shaft will have rounded corners and double concave walls to allow you to get that comfortable feel and fit in your hands.
Intelli-Sense Shot Technology – The APX stick is designed with a dual kick point. Prior to 2009, Vapor sticks had a low kick-point which provided a quick release on wristers and snap shots. With the addition of a higher kick point, the Bauer Vapor APX stick can now provide a great kick on slapshots as well.
Patented Dual Density Blade Core – Similar to the blade of the Total One, the dual density blade core is the ultimate combination of balance, feel, power and performance. The blade contains an aramid reinforced epoxy core, which provides that tremendous feel for the puck upon receiving a pass or while stick handling. Additionally, the Aero Foam II core material will prevent blade deflection when shooting by providing torsional stiffness. This will increase accuracy and improve overall blade balance.
The Bauer Vapor APX hockey stick will come in both grip and clear version. The APX Griptac stick will feature a bit of white on it, where the clear APX hockey stick will be more black, grey and red. The traditional clear APX stick is definitely looking better in to me. I’m still sticking with my opinion that the APX stick is the best looking stick Bauer has ever designed.
The new stick will, of course, come in senior, intermediate and junior sizes. Each size will feature varying flexes and blade patterns. Retail stores will begin shipping the new Bauer Vapor APX sticks in October, so you won’t have to wait too long to get your mitts on one.
You can now buy the new Bauer Vapor APX hockey stick from Pure Hockey for $249.99.