Update: The new Bauer Supreme Total One NXG skates have been released. If you’re picking up a pair, head over to Pure Hockey to snag them for $799.99. Use the coupon code HOCKEYWORLD while you’re there to save 10% on select products.
In April, 2012, Bauer will release their newest skate, the Bauer Supreme Total One NXG ice hockey skate. We brought you a sneak peek at a prototype version of the 2012 Bauer Supreme skates back in July, but now we’re looking at the final design of the skate.
You can see in the picture below (courtesy of HWB fan Tyrone, thanks bud!) that a few concepts from the prototype made their way into the Bauer Supreme Total One NXG skates, and the Total One NXG will definitely be a step up from the original Total One skates, which were released in Spring, 2010.
Heading into the features of the Total One NXG, you’ll find a 3D anaformable Curv composite quarter package which will definitely be rigid and strong enough for all high level players. Moving along the front you’ll find Bauer’s customizable 3 flex tongue. The Curv composite inserts allow you to customize the flex of your tongue adding a “spring back” type response after each stride and flex of the tongue. The 3 flex options for the tongue will be mid, stiff, and extra stiff. The tongue inserts are replaceable, depending on how much resistance you want on your tongue flex, and can be switched out quite easily.
On the back of the boot, Bauer has loaded its Total One NXG with a patented flexible tendon guard. “The tendon guard on the Total One NXG allows Bauer to reduce the overall skate weight by even more than before. This patented technology provides the player with an increase of 5 degrees more range of motion adding to the overall skating efficiency through increased stride length” according to Bauer Hockey.
Moving inside the boot, you will see a hydrophobic grip light-liner which has great moisture wicking properties. Alongside the ankle, the interior of the boot will feature lightweight anaform fit-foam ankle pads. These are the same found in most high end Bauer skates, and the result is a ton of comfort for your foot and ankle pads which help keep the foot in place. The footbed featured on the Total One NXG skate will be Bauer’s form-fit+ footbed with stabalizer grip. The boot will be thermoformable of course, allowing for a fit more customized to your foot shape.
Beneath the boot, Bauer has loaded the Total One NXG with the Tuuk Lightspeed 2 holder and LS fusion runner. This is one of the most popular holder and runner combinations on the market today, and will suit the needs of elite hockey players everywhere.
The new Bauer Supreme Total One NXG skates will be available in April 2012 from local and online retailers.
What are your thoughts on the new Bauer Supreme Total One NXG skates? Will you be willing to shell out some coin to pick up a pair when they are released?