Bauer Vapor HyperLite Senior Hockey Skates
Update: All Hyperlite skates will be sold with the Pulse TI steel runners installed.
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For the 2021 season, we introduce to you the new pro level Bauer Vapor HyperLite SR Hockey Skates. Bauer has really focused on separating not only the cosmetic elements of the two but the performance attributes as well. The main separation now is the flex point of each skate. Supreme we think power, and Vapor we think quickness. We will dive into this later on.
Also new this year is the Hyperflex Technology and blade fitting integration with the options of Carbonlite, Pulse Ti, and Pulse steel.
Boot Construction & Stiffness Profile
New to the Vapor Hyperlite is the Hyperflex Technology. It’s a combination of Facing and Outsole technology that improves the overall flex of the skate to maximize quickness and agility.
As mentioned before, the distinction between Supreme and Vapor is all about the different flex points and stiffness profiles. Unlike Supreme where the flex point is on the upper region, the Hyperlite’s flex point is in the lower portion of the skate. It’s softer in the lower parts of the boot for increased response, and stiffer in the upper region for more lateral support.
Furthermore, the Hyperlite outsole features a sleek rigid composite material on the front and poured flexible material on the back. Because the material is rigid, it allows you to maximize your energy transfer during the acceleration phase of your skating stride. The softer region of the sole amplifies the torsional flex of the skate and increases blade contact through speed and transition zones.
Liner & Internal Padding
The material along the top of the skate is the Comfort Edge padding. The internal padding consists of the new Aerolite foam. The main aspect of this foam is the reduced weight. The Hyperlite also features the Lock Fit Pro liner to provide grip, durability, and moisture management for peak performance. This allowed Bauer to remove the excess weight that previous liners had while maintaining the right amount of support, protection, and flexibility. The end result is a lighter Vapor skate that appeals to the quick and agile player.
Asymmetrical Toe Cap
The Hyperlite features an asymmetrical toe cap. Maintaining the same level of protection, the redesigned toe cap decreases the amount of negative space in the boot. This improves the overall fit and allows for enhanced energy transfer from foot to skate. Bauer designed this toe cap based on the data collected from over 400,000 scans from the Bauer 3D scanner.
Another new feature that the Hyperlite skate brings is the Aerolite tongue. Traditionally, most tongues are felt based with a metatarsal guard in the middle. This tongue is like nothing you have ever seen. The AeroFoam reduces the weight significantly while maintaining the right amount of support, protection, and flexibility you require.
The Hyperlite comes with the conventional Lock Fit insole. This sole helps increase the forward flex of the skate and grips your foot to the bed of the boot. This allows you to increase the control and blade contact you have while skating.
Similar to the previous 2x Pro skate, the Hyperlite provides a new and improved injected lace facing. The hyperflex facing has now integrated flex zones into the top 4 eyelets. These flex zones increase the wrap of the boot for greater side-to-side stability while still allowing you to quickly get over top of the balls of your feet to maximize your acceleration.
Steel Runner, Holder & Blade Profile
The holder used on the Hyperlite is the Tuuk Lightspeed Edge with a quick-release trigger system. This holder is the number one holder used by the NHL and professional players everywhere.
The Vapor Hyperlite will now require a blade fitting. At first, this may seem daunting, but it’s actually quite exciting. You will now have the option to customize the performance of the skate based on the type of steel you choose.
Your options are from the following 3:
- Carbonlite: Lightweight & Responsive
- Pulse Ti: Enhanced Edge Retention
- Pulse: Premium Glide
As always, your blade fitting doesn’t have to stop with just selecting the blade performance attributes. We also offer custom radius profiles which you can learn more about in-store or speak with one of our staff over the phone.
Bauer has once again outdone themselves. The gradual transition from black to light grey coupled with the neon green accents, a bright red tongue, and a glossy finish make for a skate that will catch your eye right away.
|Weight||737g (Size 8, Without Steel)|
|Sizes||7 - 12 (Fit 1, Fit 2, Fit 3)|
|Quarter Package||3D Lasted Curv Composite|
|Liner||Lock Fit Pro|
|Internal Padding||AeroFoam Pro Memory Foam|
|Tongue||AeroLite w/ Dual Injected Insert|
|Holder||Tuuk Lightspeed Edge|
|Holder Warranty||365 Days|
|Boot & Steel Warranty||90 Days|
Skate Fit Profile
The Supreme Mach skates come in Bauer’s Fits 1, 2, and 3, which is a relatively new concept that debuted in 2020. This was a great innovation, considering how the three lines, Vapor, Supreme, and Nexus, all historically had their own fits, despite performing differently. Now, those with narrower feet for example can enjoy the powerful stride enhancements that come with the Supreme line. Below is how the Bauer Fit System compares to previous years’ Bauer Skates:
- Fit 1 = Low Volume, Narrow width (closest aligned to the Vapor fit profile)
- Fit 2 = Medium Volume, Medium Width (closest aligned to the Supreme fit profile)
- Fit 3 = High Volume, Wide Width (closest aligned to the Nexus fit profile)
Choosing the right fit profile is a key element in deciding which skate and fit best suits you. Here at The Hockey Shop, we have a team of experts, as well as our very own Bauer 3D scanner that can help you into the correct size and fit to keep you at your best.
Hockey Player Skate Sizing Guide
- Things to consider:
- Measurement from longest point of foot (cm)
When sizing for the correct size of a skate, we always advise taking the measurements below from a sitting position and not standing upright. Additional weight on your foot/feet can skew your result and misrepresent your foot size. The reason for this is that as you put your full weight on your feet, the arch of your foot will collapse and cause your foot to appear wider or longer than it actually is.
As well, please be aware that skate sizes and shoes sizing do not match exactly. As a general guideline, skate's size 1 - 1 ½ sizes smaller than shoes.
It is ideal for a player to have a tight, snug fit both in length and width as this will provide the best performance and durability. If a skate is too big you will feel your feet slide around and you will not get the full performance out of the skates and can also develop calcium deposits - Haglund’s Deformity or “Bauer Bumps” for lack of a better term although this issue doesn’t only occur with Bauer models.
An Ideal Fit
Stand with your skates laced and your heel snug in the heel cup. Your toes should just barely feather the end of the toe box. Bend forward into a skating stance. Your toes should pull back slightly from the toe box. Once heat fit, your foot should slide back into the foams of the skate and the length you felt in your skating stance will more-or-less become you standing size.
To obtain the measurement above you will need a soft tape measure and a pen. Start by placing the tape measure flat along the ground in a straight line. Sitting in a chair, place your foot down with the longest point of your foot (usually big toe, or second toe) in line with the edge of the tape measure. Make sure you keep your weight off of your foot. Take a pen and mark the tape measure where the edge of your heel ends. Record this length in cm. This measurement will correspond with the sizing charts in each brand below, if you do not see your exact measurement, select the size with the next size increment above your measurement (i.e. you measure 24.9 cm, you would select 25.1 cm or Size 6).
Sizing Children for Growth Room
If you are purchasing skates for your child, it is common and usually recommended to add some additional room in the skate to increase the last, we recommend no more than 1 full size. Feet stop growing around ages 15 – 15 ½, and from ages 14 - 15 ½ we would recommend adding only half (1/2) a size in length. Follow the same measurement instructions as above, once you obtain your true size move up ½ or 1 size.
***Sizing of skates is very preference based and these measurements will not guarantee a fit that is right for you. Please use these as general guidelines, for the most accurate fit we always recommend getting measured by a professional skate fitter at our store or your local pro shop.***