Revolutionary Technologies, Products Unveiled at Industry-Leading Event
EXETER, NH, Oct. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Bauer Performance Sports Ltd. ("BPS"
or the "Company") recently concluded its annual industry-leading
BauerWorld event, during which it unveiled its next-generation of
revolutionary technologies and product innovations for the multiple
sports across its high performance platform.
For the first time, this year's showcase was expanded beyond hockey to
include all of the brands across the BPS platform: BAUER (ice hockey
and roller hockey), MISSION (roller hockey), MAVERIK and CASCADE
(lacrosse), COMBAT (baseball and softball), and INARIA (soccer). Key
retail partners across these sports were provided with the advance
opportunity to see - and try - products that will be available at
retail beginning spring 2014.
In addition, attendees were able to speak firsthand with several of the
Company's key product developers and designers to receive an in-depth
explanation of the extensive R&D programs that created the advanced
technologies featured in upcoming product lines.
"With more than 600 attendees from around the globe, BauerWorld 2014 was
the largest and most expansive yet," said Kevin Davis, President and
CEO of BPS. "This year we provided our partners with more than a
chance to try the latest products and learn from our experts. We also
provided a behind-the-scenes look into our performance sports platform
to showcase our commitment to R&D and engineering excellence, which
demonstrated to our long-standing partners and those new to our family
exactly how we continue to create innovative products year after year."
The highlight of the week-long event was the introduction of Bauer
Hockey's Back-to-Hockey '14 product line up. Bauer Hockey unveiled new
revolutionary technologies and its latest product advancements,
including FLEXORB, 37.5TM technology, the BAUER SUPREME TOTALONE MX3 skate and the BAUER NEXUS
Highlights of Bauer Hockey's Back-to-Hockey '14 product line up include:
BAUER SUPREME SKATE LINE: Led by the BAUER SUPREME TOTALONE MX3, the new BAUER SUPREME line of
skates continues to deliver new levels of skating efficiency with its
light weight, anatomical fit and next-generation range of motion
technologies. The BAUER SUPREME TOTALONE MX3 features a new FREE-FLEX
tendon guard that allows for the maximum range of motion and a new
injected one-piece stability lacing system designed for a BAUER SUPREME
fit. It also has a 3FLEX TONGUE with CURV® composite inserts that let a player customize the flex and performance
of the skate. Like a springboard, the CURV composite inserts respond as
a player skates forward. The top five new BAUER SUPREME skates feature
the TUUK LIGHTSPEED EDGE HOLDER that allows players to change out
broken or dull steel in seconds.
BAUER NEXUS SKATE LINE: The new BAUER NEXUS skate line combines state-of-the-art technologies
with an authentic look and feel. The elite BAUER NEXUS 8000 features a
new CURV composite quarter package and a three-piece felt tongue with a
high-density metatarsal guard. Its HYDRAMAX 2 liner delivers ultimate
comfort and abrasion protection. The top four BAUER NEXUS skates
feature the TUUK LIGHTSPEED EDGE HOLDER that allows players to change
out broken or dull steel in seconds.
BAUER RE-AKT 100 HELMET: Available in stores this summer, this revolutionary helmet delivers
next-generation protection and enhanced impact management. The RE-AKT
100 features the new SUSPEND-TECH 2 liner system with FLEXORB for
superior impact absorption and better rotational management. SEVEN+
embedded in VTX Technology provides optimal impact management for both
high and low linear energy impacts.
NEW FULL LINE OF PERFORMANCE APPAREL: Bauer Hockey unveiled several new lines of apparel, including the first
launch of its off-ice training apparel and women-specific base layer,
as well as next-generation protective and base layer apparel. This new
full line of performance apparel is led by the introduction of FLEXORB
and 37.5, which deliver exclusive revolutionary technologies that
advance player performance and protection. FLEXORB offers exceptional
protective properties and flexibility and will debut in Bauer Hockey's
latest line of protective base layer. FLEXORB is strategically placed
in vulnerable areas, such as the clavicle or lower rib area, to
complement other equipment. Apparel with 37.5 technology, a
state-of-the-art moisture management innovation, uses body heat to
quickly evaporate water away from an athlete, allowing him or her to
dry up to six times faster. 37.5 technology will debut across Bauer
Hockey's new elite performance apparel line, as well as in certain
BAUER NEXUS STICK LINE: The new BAUER NEXUS stick line, with its TRU mid-kick flex, is ideal
for the player looking for a balanced feel with a quick, effortless
release. The BAUER NEXUS 8000 stick features a new POWER SENSE CORE
blade that maximizes power and puck feel while enhancing balance and
stability. It also includes a PURE SHOT blade profile that reduces the
amount of blade deflection - the twisting or opening of the blade while
shooting - improving blade control and accuracy. For added durability,
the BAUER NEXUS 8000 includes eLASTech Technology, a proprietary resin
system that reinforces composite materials and reduces the spread of
ABOUT BAUER PERFORMANCE SPORTS LTD.
Bauer Performance Sports Ltd. is a leading developer and manufacturer of
ice hockey, roller hockey, lacrosse, baseball and softball equipment as
well as related apparel. The Company has the most recognized and
strongest brand in the ice hockey equipment industry, and holds the top
market share position in both ice and roller hockey. Its products are
marketed under the BAUER, MISSION, MAVERIK, CASCADE, INARIA and COMBAT
brand names and are distributed by sales representatives and
independent distributors throughout the world. Bauer Performance Sports
is focused on building its leadership position and growing market share
in all product categories through continued innovation at every level.
SOURCE: Bauer Performance Sports Ltd.
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