The Vapor 2X hockey skate is made for players looking for elite level features, fit and technology at a lower price. The 2X skate is a great choice for players skating four to five hours a week and expecting a high performing skate with tons of value.
The all new 2X skate is built off Bauer’s Accel Flex System. This system delivers high-end performance and additional flex.
Asymmetrical Toe Cap
One of the big changes featured on the 2X skate is the new asymmetrical toe cap. This low volume toe cap was built based on the data collected from over 25,000 scans from the Bauer 3D scanner. Reduced volume results in improved fit and translates to enhanced push off on every skate stride.
The Recoil tongue is a 48-ounce felt tongue with an exposed injected metatarsal guard. This tongue offers plenty of comfort, flex, and protection during every skate stride.
Following the graphics of the 2X Pro model closely, the Vapor 2X skate is slightly toned down without any yellow colour pop and a slightly darker grey instead of the brighter silver. This is a great looking graphic with a more traditional look to it.
Redesigned Flex Tendon
A redesigned injected plastic tendon provides more flex than previous Vapor models but not as much as the Supreme 2S Pro. During testing, we found it to strike a nice balance between supportive and flexible which should suit elite level skaters well.
Skate Fit Profile
Vapor continues to be the best option for skaters with a low fit profile. While not as tight across the forefoot as previous generation Vapors, the fit is definitely snugger than Supreme or Nexus.
Boot Construction/Stiffness/Level of Play
Designed for the pro inspired player, the 2X skate features Bauer’s 3D-lasted CURV composite material. This material is extremely lightweight, thermal-forming, and gives plenty of heel support.
Featuring Bauer’s asymmetrical quarter construction, this off-set cut of the upper boot provides plenty of support when going into agility and quickness movements on ice.
Comfort Edge Padding offers comfort and helps reduce bite from the top of the boot when performing aggressive turns.
The Vapor 2X skate delivers big time on out of the box comfort which translates into reduced break-in time. The updated Lock-Fit liner, Aero Foam+ memory foam, and better thermo forming properties add up to unparalleled comfort.
The 2X skate is equipped with Tuuk LS3 steel. This is a high-premium, high-grade steel that has an added 3 millimeters of height for additional sharpening life and allows players to get into tighter turns and quicker movements. It also has a high-polish finish for a better glide and bite during every skate stride.
The holder used on the 2X is the Tuuk Lightspeed Edge with quick release trigger system. This holder is the number one holder used by NHL and professional players everywhere.