Bauer Vapor HyperLite Junior Hockey Stick - 40 Flex
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The Bauer Vapor HyperLite JR Hockey Stick is one of the most exciting releases from Bauer as of late. The Hyperlite is loaded with new upgrades to maximize energy. This Vapor release combines the ACL (Advanced Carbon Layering) technology and Bauer’s XE Taper to allow players to lean into their shot 10% easier than before. By decreasing the weight of the stick, Bauer was able to improve release speed, blade design, durability by 20%, and a shaft lay-up that is 5% tougher on impacts. Simply put, this is the best Vapor feel Bauer has ever brought to the market.
Stick Flex Profile
True low kick point profile with XE Taper technology for quicker loading and enhanced recoil. Bauer has made it possible for players to be able to lean into their shot 10% easier than the Flylite. By doing this and reducing the weight, players will have a 10% improvement in getting their shot off before goalies even have time to react.
The Hyperlite features pro level monocomp shaft construction technology. The shaft of the Hyperlite also uses ACL (Advanced Carbon Layering). This technology utilizes thinner and stronger carbon fiber layering that brings the overall weight of the stick down without sacrificing durability.
The shaft also utilizes the XE Taper technology. With this feature you will notice that the taper is much thinner and has rounded edges along the top and bottom of the shaft. The XE Taper serves a few different purposes. Firstly, the thinner profile requires less material to construct which reduces weight. Secondly, the stiff lower hosel prevents torsional flex when shooting to keep the blade face square to the target. The middle portion of the taper is slightly softer which amplifies the load and release system. Bauer has utilized asymmetrical texturing along the shaft of the stick. Bauer specifically designed the TeXtreme to be rectangular to improve players' energy transfer when shooting. Lastly, Bauer has also incorporated their DuraFlex Resin System which allows you to lean heavier into your shot.
Blade Construction & Stiffness
There is ACL (Advanced Carbon Layering throughout the blade. Bauer has made it their mission to improve the durability of the blade by increasing the blade thickness. The same core and construction as the Flylite has been used, but the weight reduction throughout the rest of the stick allowed Bauer to beef up the blade without changing the way the blade performs or feels.
The Hyperlite has gleaned from the previous Flylite with some subtle changes. Bauer decided to black out the lower portion of the stick while still maintaining the familiar Vapor red and silver colour scheme with a pop of neon green highlights throughout.
Blade Patterns, Flex & Stick Length
At the junior level the P92M curve pattern is not available. That being said, the flex, stick length, and curve patterns are as follows:
40 Flex (P88, P92, P28), L/R - 52”
|Weight||272g (JR 40 Flex)|
|Flex Point||True Low Kick|
|Shaft Construction||Lightweight Asymmetrical TeXtreme Construction
DuraFlex Resin System
Optimized Carbon Fiber Lay Up
|Blade Construction||Hypercore Blade Core|
|Material||ACL Technology (Advanced Carbon Layering)|
|Length||52” (JR 40 Flex)|
Hockey Player Stick Sizing & Information Guide
Selecting the right stick for you.
When it comes to sizing a Hockey Stick, the length tends to be a preference. Sticks come in Senior, Intermediate, Junior and Youth lengths with corresponding flex options. You will need to consider your weight and height or the person you are buying for in order to choose the correct size. Intermediate, Junior, and Youth hockey sticks will have smaller shaft dimensions, making them easier for young players to hold and control.
A stick can always be cut down in length, and will usually be cut down for kids. However, selecting a hockey stock too long in length or the wrong flex can hinder performance. For kids, junior, intermediate and senior all come in roughly standards length. In some cases, each Junior flex will be a different length of stick. Look at each and compare the height of the player you are buying for.
Flex can be tricky to pick as every hockey player is different and has their own preference. You can think of flex numbers as pounds of force. Having too stiff or too whippy a stick can hinder performance in their own ways.
Personalizing your stick length.
As mentioned before, length is very much personal preference. To determine a benchmark height, stand with your shoes off and the stick against your body with the toe on the ground. As a general rule of thumb we recommend sticks to come up to between your mouth and nose. For kids, or players who are still growing, the maximum height we recommend is eye level.
Mark the shaft of the stick where the height is desired and cut it down to length. Make sure to re-insert the plug from the top to prevent an open composite end at the top of your stick.
When cutting a stick down, keep in mind that the shorter you cut a stick, the stiffer it becomes. As a general rule, a stick increases 3% in stiffness for every inch cut off. If you are unsure how much you want to cut off, take the least amount first so that you can always cut more if necessary. Cutting the stick multiple times will not affect the sticks construction.
Information to Consider
Players want to be able to fully flex the stick. If a stick is too soft, the resulting shot will be inaccurate and weak. If a stick is too stiff, there will be no power behind the shot. Think of the flex number as pounds of force. This is the number of pounds that need to be put into the stick to fully flex it.
In most cases, sticks are offered in multiple blade curve pattern options. Please refer to our blade pattern charts for more information regarding the patterns available.
Kick Point Options
A Mid-kick stick will have a stiffer taper so that it flexes more in the middle of the shaft. These sticks have a longer loading time but offer a more powerful shot, perfect for players taking a lot of slap shots.
A Low-kick stick will have a stiffer middle of the shaft and softer taper so that it flexes at the bottom of the shaft closer to the blade. These sticks will have a much quicker release perfect for quick snap shots and writs shots.