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 competition."
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 needs.
- 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.
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