The new Bauer Nexus Sync is more than just the next Nexus stick. It is the first stick in the entire Bauer line to use Connectech technology. This internal rubber layer runs the length of the stick for ultimate control and increased durability
Building off the legacy of the versatile Bauer Nexus stick line comes the new Bauer Nexus Geo. The biggest change from previous iterations is the new ER SPINETECH, a 5-sided shaft geometry that allows for less carbon fiber layers in the key loading area of the stick. This will benefit the stick in numerous ways. The 5-sided shape provides a unique feel which helps to contour to the players hands for maximized feel and control. It also creates a faster energy transfer to the blade. Combine that with the optimized mid-kick flex profile that allows you to lean into your shots easier, and you have a stick that allows for powerful and quick shots alike. The new OmniCore blade technology that adds stability in the blade to reduce blade fatigue. This will keep it durable for longer without sacrificing the faster release
There is no more important time of year for a hockey player than tournament time! Tournament time is the culmination of the season. It also tends to be the time of the year when your stick has seen better days after numerous slappers, blocks and slashes. Fear not, this is a great time to consider a new stick and we have a few recommendations to narrow down the choices.
Bauer Nexus 2N Pro– This premium, pro level stick is the latest version of the Bauer Nexus line. Nexus stands out as the first of the “Hybrid Flex” sticks featuring a mid-kick point and Sweet Spot Technology for a natural flex. This is Bauer’s most versatile, elite stick.
Warrior QX Pro– A staff favorite for overall performance-to-value in a pro stick. This is the same stick used by junior hockey and college hockey teams. They are exceptionally lightweight and durable, and are offered in an extra tall. The QX line offers a “natural flex” coupled with the Saber Taper and Minimus Carbon 800 for a versatile, high performance experience. Compare this stick to sticks that cost $80-$100 more and you’ll have a new favorite too!
Warrior QRE Pro– Another staff favorite for overall performance-to-value in a pro stick. This is the same stick used by junior hockey and college hockey teams. They are exceptionally lightweight and durable, and are offered in an “extra tall.” The QR line offers a low kick point, the most popular kick point in hockey, coupled with the unique Edge Taper and Minimus Carbon 1000 for a high performance, quick release stick. Compare this stick to sticks that cost $80-$100 more and you’ll have a new favorite too!
CCM SuperTacks AS1– The new SuperTacks AS1 pushes the boundaries of performance and will become the new standard for Mid-Kick point sticks. The stiffness profile has been revisited to maximize loading while providing great stability and control. Not only can players benefit from a great, powerful stick, the feel has been substantially improved. The new X-Flow technology allows for a 10g weight reduction while improving compaction for better durability.
CCM Tacks 9080– Another stick that rates highly in the performance-to-value ratio. Featuring the same mid-kick, maximum loading taper and intermediate geometry as the AS1 in a more affordable stick. At nearly 1/2 the price of an elite stick, this is one of the best deals around.
The Bauer Nexus 2N Pro hockey stick is the latest edition of the extremely popular Nexus line of sticks from Bauer. The Bauer Nexus 2N Pro provides a mid-kick point and Sweet Spot technology, features a Textreme construction for a lightweight and dependable feel that will hold its flex over time with the help of the new Duraflex resin system. The easy load taper technology allows for quick shots, while the mid-kick profile allows for more powerful and accurate shots. The eLASTech blade on the Bauer Nexus 2N Pro combines with the new ACL blade technology to provide a responsive blade with tons of feel. It also features the new R-Lite Blade system, which creates a more balanced feel in the stick through reduced blade weight as well as an overall stick weight reduction of 10 grams compared to the 1N.
Sports Etc Performance-to-Value Rating: 9 out of 10. The new Bauer Nexus 2N Pro composite hockey stick is designed for a versatile hockey player looking for a stick that can perform at any level. If you are a player looking for an advanced lightweight mid-kick hockey stick check out the Nexus 2N Pro.
Finding the right pair of hockey skates can be confusing with so many makes, models and changes to the hockey industry over the years. To simplify things, it is easier to break down skate fit into 3 categories: Tapered/Narrow, Contoured/Mid, and Traditional/Wide. Let’s take a closer look at what we mean and how it relates to the two major skate manufacturers; CCM and Bauer:
1.) Tapered/Narrow Fitting Skates
The tapered style skates generally have a narrower and shallower profile than other models, which allows for a nice, snug fit around the foot for optimum performance. This is the most popular fit within the hockey community and generally caters to an individual with an average foot, but is definitely not right for everyone, especially those with fuller feet. The tapered fit are products of the Bauer Vapor line, and the CCM Jetspeed line- our two best selling models.
2.) Contoured/Mid-Cut Skates
The contoured/mid-cut skates are perfect for someone with average to slightly full cut feet. It runs wider than the tapered line of skates, but still has a firm heel lock to provide a secure fit. This style of fit tends to be our second most popular seller, and offers a perfect blend between a narrow and wide cut skate. Examples of this skate would be the Bauer Supreme series and the CCM Tacks line.
3.) Traditional/Wide Fitting Skates
The traditional or wide cut skates are the fullest cut of any skate models on the market today. The more flexible boot and deeper heel allows for a relaxed and comfortable fit for those with wider feet. If you tend to have a narrow foot, this may not be the best option because the extra space within the skate may cause discomfort or hurt your overall performance. This style of fit is similar to that of a EE width, and has really replaced the need to seek out a different skate in a EE wide. The Bauer Nexus series, and the CCM Ribcor line offer this fit.
If you are able to narrow your search down to these three fit styles, selecting the perfect skate becomes much more manageable. With that said, the BEST way to ensure a proper fit is to come see the experts at Sports Etc!