A little while back, we had a request to compile our hockey skate reviews into one article.
That has turned out well and we have received a great deal of feedback from readers saying that they appreciate being able to find what they are looking for by comparing the top models and brands all from one article.
Therefore, we have decided to bring all of our hockey stick reviews into one place as well. We hope that you find this collection of reviews useful.
You can find good deals on these and other hockey sticks at Total Hockey.net
What to Do With Your Old Sticks
We would also like to remind you that there are great ways to recycle your old hockey sticks.
I recently profiled the Nike Bauer One 90 stick and I have had requests to take a look at the One 90 skates as well. Many NHL Digest readers have commented that they like the Bauer One 90 skates better than the new Vapor XXXX skates.
I think that both skates have a lot of great functionality to them. However, many players these days buy skates for their looks.
I like the look of the One 90 as opposed to the new Bauer Vapor XXXX, but I never really liked the Nike styling to begin with. It certainly seems that the company has moved toward Nike styling with the Vapor XXXX.
Here are the specifications for the Bauer Supreme One 90:
- 3D thermoformed Tech Mesh Quarter Package
- Hydrophobic Clarino synthetic leather lining
- Exterior dual density heel wedge
- Lightweight Insta-form foam ankle pads
- Precision molded anatomical tongue with high-density metatarsal guard
- Composite power channel construction
- Full upper thermoformable footbed
- Perforated, full texallium composite outsole
- Tuuk Lightspeed 2 POWER with solid steel runner
If you are looking to buy the Bauer Supreme One 90 skates, the cheapest place that I could find them was on Total Hockey.net.
If you cannot find your size on Total Hockey, Hockey Giant.com offers great prices on new Bauer One 90 skates as well.
The Vapor XXXX stick has recently been released to pro players and Eric Cole of the Carolina Hurricanes was one of the first NHL players seen using the stick.
Benefits and Features
Preliminary analysis says that they are good for wrist shots, but people are preferring the Nike Bauer One90 Stick for slapshots. However, this is always a personal preference and most people will enjoy the performance as well as the look of the new Bauer Vapor XXXX Stick.
The Vapor XXXX stick features a long tapered shaft and thinner shaft walls for easier loading and a very quick release. The news Direct Energy Transfer technology allows for great feel of the puck on the blade and more accurate shooting.
Vapor XXXX Stick Design
The walls of the shaft are concave and feature rounded corners that feel more natural when holding the stick. All in all the Vapor XXXX is a well balanced high end hockey stick that measures up to the Stealth S17 and the RBK 9K-O.
Purchase the Vapor XXXX Stick
For the best price and great service, buy your Nike Bauer Vapor XXXX Stick at Total Hockey.net