The square, double concave taper of the supreme power shaft thickens at the hosel to work with the Maximum Power Kick (MPK) flex profile to minimize shaft deflection during shots and optimize energy transfer. The 1S is of course offered in grip and clear finishes, but utilizes the 1S tactile to enhance grip without restricting slide motion. The 1S tactile is enhanced ribbing on the bottom edges of the shaft and is designed with a height and spacing that provides a more natural feel compared to the Tac-Spiral of the past. The stick is created using Bauer's industry leading monocomp technology, a single molding process that ensures performance and consistency between each stick.The process also helps to remove excess layers of material such as resins and foam to increase balance and provide a better overall feel. The shaft uses an ultra-lightweight and strong carbon fiber called TeXtreme which is 20% lighter than conventional carbon and eLASTech technology that features a resin with carbon nanotube reinforcements to extend the life of the stick and keep the pop lasting longer.
The 1S also features taper geometry that has a lower taper initiation for maximum output with minimum effort by keeping a stiffer lower shaft which pushed the kick point even higher. In other words, the 1S is extremely quick loading and provides a mid-kick for heavy shots and lots of power. The 1S also features a renew Core Blade Technology profile to reduce blade deflection and increase accuracy and power. With Renew, it is injected into the blade producing an enhanced feel and increasing your shot power. For durability, Renew Core acts as a filler in cracks or open seams throughout the blades life. This allows for the blade to last longer than in past years where instead of having an empty void, Renew fills in and takes away from the breakdown of the blade. To finish off the blade, Bauer uses their TeXtreme Carbon blade wrap to make for a durable and strong layer around the blade.
For more information about the 1S Hockey Stick, read our Bauer Supreme 1S Stick Review.