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WeissFC 07-04-2010 10:44 PM

Bauer Skate Question
 
I currently have the One70 (old model with the translucent holders). I have had them for about a year now and am still up in the air if I like them or not. I have the opportunity to buy a new pair of Vapor XXXX online for $200. They won't be in stock forever and am debating on whether or not I should purchase them.

I'm up in the air because I'm not sure if I feel confident buying skates online (I have always liked to try them on before I purchase them). I feel that with my narrow foot the only skates that will ever work for me are Bauers, so I'm pretty sure that they will fit like the other Bauer skates I have worn over the years.

Also, for someone who used to have the XXXX, how do these skates compare to the newer models that Bauer has put out?

Thanks

shoeshine boy 07-05-2010 09:54 AM

have you ever had a pair of Bauer Vapor skates? imo they are a completely different feel than the Supreme line.
I had the opposite situation from you. I've skated on Bauer Vapor 8 for almost 10 years. during a sale I bought a pair of Supreme 70's and never could get used to them. ended up selling them for close to what I paid but still. ended up getting a pair of Vapor XXXX's on massive sale and those feel much better. unless you know that you'll like the feel and pitch of the Vapors or you think you can get most of your money back I'd stick with the Supremes.

weedsnager 07-05-2010 09:58 AM

i wore the XXXX and the X60's in a wide, between the two, the X60's are a wider skate.

WeissFC 07-05-2010 10:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shoeshine boy (Post 26752420)
have you ever had a pair of Bauer Vapor skates? imo they are a completely different feel than the Supreme line.
I had the opposite situation from you. I've skated on Bauer Vapor 8 for almost 10 years. during a sale I bought a pair of Supreme 70's and never could get used to them. ended up selling them for close to what I paid but still. ended up getting a pair of Vapor XXXX's on massive sale and those feel much better. unless you know that you'll like the feel and pitch of the Vapors or you think you can get most of your money back I'd stick with the Supremes.

That's an interesting thought; I didn't think that the two lines would be completely different. In your opinion, what are the major differences between the Vapor and Supreme lines?

doobie604 07-05-2010 12:11 PM

if you can get xxxx in your size i would grab them before they're gone. i believe x60 is similar to xxxx with few added features, so i don't think it's worth the extra money to get the x60 vs xxxx.

here's a review of the one95 vs xxxx
http://hockey.inlinewarehouse.com/showthread.php?t=6260

Badger36 07-05-2010 09:02 PM

Definetly go to a skate shop, make sure they fit and then have them baked to fit your feet.
I bought a new pair of skates last week because my Supremes were too narrow for my feet and even in an EE width the Vapors were too narrow for me.
I ended up going in dead set on another pair of Bauers and walked out with a pair of CCMs because the Bauers simply werent wide enough for me.

shoeshine boy 07-06-2010 12:31 PM

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Originally Posted by a komets fan (Post 26753261)
That's an interesting thought; I didn't think that the two lines would be completely different. In your opinion, what are the major differences between the Vapor and Supreme lines?

well, when I put the Supreme 70's on I just felt like I was more...flat-footed. it seems to me that the pitch on the Vapors (which are supposed to be about agility) is higher. for me, it's what I'm used to. I've never really known anything else. maybe it's easier going from Supreme to Vapor than it is going from Vapor to Supreme.

Jarick 07-06-2010 01:13 PM

From what I was told by my hockey shop, the Vapor line is medium width all the way across and the Supreme line is narrower in the heels and wider towards the toes. If you fit really well in one, you probably won't fit in the other.

I skated in Vapors for four years before I finally got properly fitted, and they said I should have been in a Supreme skate. I couldn't turn properly because my foot rolled around inside the boot.

So if you try them on and they fit perfect, go for them, but they're not just a drop in replacement for your skates.


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