Bauer Vapor XXX Skates
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12-11-2004, 10:57 PM
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Really? I mean I had heard different materials were used to make it more durable, but that was probably from Bauer in an advertisment.
If the mounting in changed, would it effect the way the skate feels significantly?
I personally don't know. However, Bauer/Nike REALLY is lagging behind in the R+D department. Easton is constantly coming out with things that are insanely light and perform great. Mission is using newer technologies in their new Hex-1 sticks. Bauer/Nike are being lazy for the 05 line. The XXX glove is basically just a nylon XX glove with a pair of weaker palms. The XXX stick is just the Inno True-1. The XXX-skates arent a SERIOUS stepup from the XX. Nike's V-14 line is almost unchanged as well. The new Nike protective is as exactly as the old V- line(which isnt a bad thing....just lazy) but has a neon green color.
IMO, CCM/Reebok/whatever they are now and Bauer/Nike, REALLY need to get on the ball and come up with some "wow" stuff because other companies are leaving them in the dust technologically.
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