The 2018 Bauer NEXUS 2N Pro could be your new favourite stick. It was built to make the game easier, and that’s exactly what it does. With advanced blade and carbon layering technology built in, the 2N Pro is the lightest and most durable NEXUS stick to hit the market.
Only a few years ago now, Bauer introduced the NEXUS stick family to find some middle ground between the Vapor and Supreme stick lines. As the story went, use a Vapor stick if you favour quick snapshots and a Supreme stick if you tend to take booming slapshots. Want something in between? Go with a NEXUS stick.
Bauer took some time to dial in the NEXUS stick profile, and the reviews of the NEXUS 1000 and NEXUS 8000 sticks varied. Some loved them; some hated them. It took some tinkering, but Bauer hit their stride with the 3rd generation 1N stick and refined it further with the 1N 2.0 stick.
The 1N has become quite popular in the NHL over the last few years. Notable Bauer athletes like Auston Matthews, David Pastrnak, and Jonathan Toews all used the 1N either exclusively or for an extended period lasts season. With feedback from these pro players, Bauer made some tweaks and allowed players to test out the 2N Pro through their total custom program. The result is the retail version of the 2N Pro.
What we see now in the 2N Pro, is far from the middle of the road. The 5th generation NEXUS is an all-around performer. There are players whose playing styles require a low-kick Vapor and some whose shot tendency begs for a mid-kick Supreme, but most of us lie somewhere in the middle.