Highly Anticipated Skate Delivers Innovative Game-Changing Technologies
EXETER, NH, April 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Bauer Hockey, Inc., the world's
leading manufacturer of ice hockey equipment, announced today the
launch of its latest and most innovative skate, the BAUER VAPOR APX2.
The highly-anticipated skate, which features the TUUK LIGHTSPEED EDGE
and a one-piece stability lacing system to maximize power, is already
worn by several National Hockey League players, including goal-scoring
leader Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals, Claude Giroux of the
Philadelphia Flyers and Evander Kane of the Winnipeg Jets.
"Working with Bauer is great and the new VAPOR APX2 skate is another
good reason why I choose to wear their equipment," Ovechkin said.
"It's amazing how light the skates are and the fit on my feet is
unbelievable. The skates help me keep an edge on the ice when I play."
The BAUER VAPOR APX2 features the new TUUK LIGHTSPEED EDGE holder which
includes an innovative 'trigger' system that allows a player to change
out steel in seconds. Prior to the introduction of this new
technology, players would miss shifts - or sometimes entire periods or
games - if they lost an edge or broke a piece of steel.
Now, players at all levels can carry an extra set of steel sharpened by
their hometown hockey shop and get right back in the game. TUUK
LIGHTSPEED EDGE is a standard feature at a variety of price points,
including on the BAUER VAPOR APX2, VAPOR X 100, VAPOR X 90, VAPOR X 80,
VAPOR X 70 and VAPOR X 60. The holder can also easily be added to
virtually any current skate.
In addition to the revolutionary TUUK LIGHTSPEED EDGE system, the BAUER
VAPOR APX2 innovative one-piece lacing system provides increased
stability throughout the life of the skate and explosive power transfer
by reducing the amount of energy lost in each stride. As a result,
players can exit turns faster while increasing acceleration on the ice.
"At Bauer Hockey we always look to drive innovation and performance to
new heights with our world-class R&D team in Quebec and continuous
player feedback," said Kevin Davis, President and CEO of Bauer
Performance Sports. "The new BAUER VAPOR APX2 delivers to players an
unprecedented level of speed, comfort and durability, as well as new
technologies that allow players to stay a step ahead of their
Additional innovative features of the BAUER VAPOR APX2 include:
HYDRA-MAX 2 LINER: Moisture wicking and abrasion resistant with an integrated comfort
wrap. The Total Edge Comfort liner minimizes wear and tear around the
top of the ankle, adding durability and comfort.
CURV® COMPOSITE UPPER: The X-rib design provides structural support and stability throughout
the boot, allowing for faster acceleration and quicker turns. The
angle of the boot is cut aggressively to allow greater forward flex.
FORM-FIT+ FOOTBED: FORM-FIT+ performance with enhanced comfort in the toe area, including
ERGO TOE-PROTECTION that can be customized to a specific player's
TUUK LS FUSION BLADE: Revolutionary runner design fusing the strength and performance of our
elite stainless steel with high-grade aluminum, significantly reducing
the weight of the runner.
To learn more about the BAUER VAPOR APX2 and see videos of the
revolutionary TUUK LIGHTSPEED EDGE, visit www.Bauer.com.
ABOUT BAUER HOCKEY
Bauer Hockey is the world's most recognized designer, marketer and
manufacturer of hockey equipment. Founded in Kitchener, Ontario in
1927, Bauer Hockey developed the first skate with a blade attached to a
boot, forever changing the game of hockey. Since then, Bauer Hockey has
continued to develop the most sought after products in the industry,
including the widely successful SUPREME®, VAPOR® and NEXUS® lines of
products. Bauer Performance Sports Ltd., the parent company of Bauer
Hockey, is a publicly-traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange
whose affiliates market products under the BAUER, MISSION, MAVERIK,
CASCADE and INARIA brand names. For more information, visit Bauer
Hockey's website at www.BAUER.com.
Image with caption: "The highly-anticipated new BAUER VAPOR APX2 skate is available in stores today. The revolutionary skate features the new TUUK LIGHTSPEED EDGE holder that allows players to switch out steel in seconds with its patented trigger system. (CNW Group/BAUER HOCKEY, INC.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130418_C6547_PHOTO_EN_25720.jpg
SOURCE: BAUER HOCKEY, INC.