The Bauer Vapor 2X Pro hockey stick is for competitive players looking for a high performing, lightweight low kick point stick. Compared to previous Vapor models at this price point, the 2X Pro has improved durability, reduced weight and improved feel. For a Vapor purist or player that prefers the quick release low kick profile, the 2X Pro is an outstanding option at 413 grams.
Stick Flex Profile
The 2X Pro features a new taper technology from Bauer called XE taper. The Vapor line still features the true low kick stick profile, but the XE technology offers some improvements over past models. The tapered portion is slightly narrower which reduces the overall weight of the stick. The taper also has a softened portion that increases release speed. The new taper geometry also improves blade stability and reduces torsional shift when shooting.
The elite level 2X Pro has shaft technology typically reserved for only the flagship models - Bauer’s TeXtreme lightweight construction. The fuse technology is Bauer’s high performance mold which offers a true 1-piece feel. Bauer also increased the carbon layering of the shaft which increases the shaft thickness slightly to improve durability, and any weight change was offset by the XE taper technology.
One additional note - 102, 87 and 77 flex models of the 2X Pro have an additional 2 inches of length coming in at 62” total. A nice bonus for elite level players that prefer the extended length and would prefer a stock extension over a wood or composite butt end.
True to the Vapor line, the 2X Pro has an extra stiff blade to work in unison with the low profile flex profile for a dynamic release. Unlike previous second tier Vapor sticks, the 2X Pro features Bauer’s TeXtreme technology in the blade as well.
The MaxBalance blade technology can be found across the 2019 Vapor line and utilizes reinforced edges to allow for a lightweight core. This maintains the stiff PureShot profile while reducing stick weight and improving balance.
The entire 2019 Vapor line of sticks feature flashy attention grabbing graphics with the classic bright Vapor red, with some colour pops throughout to highlight various technologies built in. The darkened lower portion is great for peripheral vision to make sure you stay in control at all times.
The 2X Pro stick has standard Vapor grip. Overall a clear coat that adds a bit of tackiness to the stick for improved control.
At the 2X Pro price point - the P92M pattern option becomes available. The ‘M’ notation indicates max blade height for the P92 pattern. This is the maximum blade height allowed from heel to toe - ultimately creating more surface area for the player to make plays on the ice.
102 Flex (P88, P92, P28, P92M), L/R, 62”
87 Flex (P88, P92, P28, P92M), L/R, 62”
77 Flex (P88, P92, P28, P92M), L/R, 62”
70 Flex (P88, P92, P28, P92M), L/R, 60”