Update: The Bauer Nexus 1000 hockey stick is now available for pre-order from PureHockey. The stick will cost $249.99, and will begin shipping on June 15th. Be sure to use the coupon code HOCKEYWORLD to save 10% on select products! Follow this link to pre-order.
Bauer Hockey is finally bringing the popular technology used in one of its pro spec flex profiles to the retail market with the release of the Bauer Nexus 1000 stick. The Nexus 1000 stick is described by Bauer as being “ideal for the player looking for a balanced feel with a quick, effortless release with natural power.”
The first thing you’ll notice on the ice with the Nexus 1000 stick is the Nexus Tru-Mid Flex profile. This flex profile is described as having a powerful natural release, with a softer handle and hosel and a stiff section mid-shaft. Bauer’s .520 power taper will give the Nexus 1000 stick a boost in torsional stiffness, allowing increased load on the shot and minimal twisting of the blade. Essentially what you’re getting is a stick that will flex more like what you may be used to with a wooden stick, all the while being accurate and precise on shots and passes.
The power core 3 blade which you’ll find in the Bauer Nexus 1000 is similar to what you will find in the Total One or APX stick. The foams inside the blade will maximize puck feel, absorb energy on hard passes, and help improve balance and stability.
To increase durability, Bauer is continuing with their eLASTechnology, also found on the APX stick. Bauer describes this feature as a “proprietary resin system with carbon nanotube reinforcements increasing durability by reducing the spread of micro-fractures caused by slashes and puck impacts, extending a stick’s ‘pop-life’ to keep it feeling newer, longer.” While they aren’t the first manufacturer to use carbon nanotube technology (Stealth CNT), they’re doing it in an efficient and effective way which will benefit players by increasing longevity of their Nexus 1000 stick.
The Bauer Nexus 1000 stick will be available in two finishes – griptac and matte. Both options will feature the same black and dark grey color scheme, which looks awesome. You can also expect to see retailers carry stock of all of your favorite Bauer flexes and blade patterns on the Nexus 1000, however, the new P08 (Ovechkin) pattern will be a custom make-to-order option.
Check out the new Bauer Nexus 1000 stick below and let us know what you think! Is there any chance you’ll swap out your go-to twig for the new Nexus 1000?