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Bauer Vapor Hyperlite Goalie Stick Review
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May 21, 2021
Bauer Vapor Hyperlite Goalie Stick Review

DURABILITY + GRIP + CONTROL = THE BEST BAUER GOALIE STICK EVER MADE.

Bauer Vapor Hyperlite Stick

Traditionally, the Vapor line of goal sticks has lagged behind the Supreme in their technology, feel and weight. The Hyperlite stick looks to change that narrative by offering better control when playing the puck, using new technologies to feel more locked into your hand and by being even lighter than the Ultrasonic stick along with offering a wide array of custom options and colours.

Bauer Vapor Hyperlite Stick

Hyperlite PentaGrip

One of the most interesting innovations brought to the Hyperlite stick is the integration of PentaGrip to the paddle shoulder. Seen on player sticks like the Nexus Geo and Supreme Ultrasonic, PentaGrip is a unique five-sided shaft designed to sit deeper into the palm of your glove to provide the best possible feel and control over the stick. This is a huge advantage when making stick saves as it doesn’t spin or move in your hand.

Bauer Vapor Hyperlite Stick

Shaft

The shaft of the Hyperlite uses the same 3k Carbon shaft as the UltraSonic with Advanced Carbon Layering technology which helps to improve durability while reducing weight. The shaft on the Hyperlite is also 2” shorter than that of their normal shaft length. This helps to not only reduce weight but also to give goalies better control over the stick when playing the puck.

Bauer Vapor Hyperlite Stick

Flex

The Hyperlite stick has a new flex profile different from that on the Ultrasonic and 2X Pro stick it replaces. This new Vapor stick features a flex profile optimized for playing the puck; making the stick flex slightly lower giving it a more whippy feel than the Ultrasonic.

Bauer Vapor Hyperlite Stick

Hyper Core Blade

Bauer sticks are known to have some of the stiffest, most responsive blades available on the market. Through the use of a full Textreme construction and a new Hyper Core blade, that same pop off every shot is now met with improved durability and blade toughness.

Bauer Vapor Hyperlite Stick

Paddle Construction

Just like the Ultrasonic stick, the Hyperlite paddle is made of a full Textreme construction with their Advanced Carbon Layering which allows Bauer to strategically layer the carbon in a way that improves the strength while decreasing weight. While it doesn’t use the same Ergo+ technology as the Supreme line, the Hyperlite does feature a concave paddle designed to help control rebounds.

Bauer Vapor Hyperlite Stick

Colours and Customizability

The Hyperlite stick comes in four colours standard including silver/white, red/white, blue/white and black/white. As with all Bauer gear, the new Vapor stick is completely customizable offering 6 colour zones, 3 curves, 2 shoulder options and many colours truly allowing you to match your set and team.

Final Thoughts

To round off an impressive new line from Bauer, the Hyperlite stick packs innovation and technology into an insanely light package. With features such as the PentaGrip shoulder for improved grip, shortened shaft for better puck handling and a 595 gram weight; the Hyperlite stick is one of the best sticks seen on the market to date.

Reviewed By: Cedric Hastings

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