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Both Supreme and Nexus have been revamped for 2016.

Starting with Supreme, the 1S (the TotalONE name is essentially removed from the product) features a Titanium Curv outer (similar to the aluminized outer the 1X has, however, titanium; giving it a different look.  The tongue is a 52oz felt that is sewn at the edges, with a 37.5 comfort pad backing it.  The Reflex tongue inserts have been reworked into the CFlex; no more annoying button to press the insert in place.

The tendon guard has also been reworked - in the latest iteration of their quest of extract more range of motion, the tendon guard comes with two inserts, a silver one (soft) and a black one (hard.)  To adjust the stiffness of the tendon guard, you move it forward, and the inserts have teeth on them.  You align the bottom, then snap the tendon guard back.

The flexibility has been rated in Newtons - flexed out to 20mm.

No insert - 26

Soft - 53

Hard - 100

For reference, the MX3 was 51.  

SpeedPlate, LS4 and 37.5 liner round out the skate.  $949 sr/$649 jr.  Comes out Apr 15th.

The S190 falls in at $729 with a 48 oz felt tongue, flexible (not customizable) tendon guard, Ti Curv and LS3 steel.

The S180 also features Curv, however with a HydraMax liner, flexible tendon guard (same as MX3) and LS2.

The Nexus line starts out with the 1N. 

Bauer's studies justify having a wider based skate on the market.  The 1N has been hollowed out and a bit softer - even though they have LS4, the skate comes in at the same weight as the 8000 with Fusion steel.  Injected facing with locking eyelets on the 4th and 5th eyelet.  Form-Fit Lite split 52/40 oz tongue with Curv insert.  SpeedPlate as well, coming in at $949.

The N9000 also has a Curv outer, and the boot is similar in stiffness of a Supreme 190.  LS3 with a HydraMax2 liner, coming in at $599.

There won't be a pro Tech Mesh option at retail like the Nexus 7000.  However, the 1N and the 7000 V-Cut will be custom options.

SpeedPlate will be available aftermarket in April.

Sticks -

Nothing new on sticks from the Fall, however, a new Vapor stick line will be covered in a separate review down the road.

Helmets -

EPP has been eliminated in Bauer's Elite helmet lineup.

The Re-Akt 75 replaces the 7500 and IMS 7.0.

6 different foam densities in the helmet, as well as Seven+ in the rear, resulting in an 18% improvement in impact management.  XRD foam in the temple area and then features the comfort foam from the IMS 5.0 on top.  Customizable vent options and comes with the new Profile III stainless steel cage (same shape as Profile II)  $119 standard, $159 combo.

Gloves -

Vapor and Nexus glove lines have been redone this year.

Starting out with the 1X Pro; full nylon glove with XRD for protection, 37.5 liner and a pro ivory palm with an stamped overlay.

The 1X glove features XRD with a comfort foam on top of it, 37.5 liner and due to Bauer's exclusivity with AX Suede, their new Quattro Grip palm with a wear patch (very similar to their Absorb patch)

The Nexus gloves still features that 4-roll volume fit.

Starting with the 1N, a pro style flex cuff and 37.5 liner, Bauer's 3-pc lock thumb, and on the protection side, Seven + is embedded in the bankrolls between foam and a PE sheet on top.  Pro ivory palm that has stamps on it for grip, with mesh gussets.  1N is coming in at $189.  

For those who were a fan of the 800 glove, the N9000 replaces that at $129.

Protective

Vapor and Nexus get the update this year - starting with 1X, which is a very interesting line.

Coming from the OD1N project in which they used Curv as a protective component, the 1X line features Curv in all of their pieces; sternum, bicep, shin and forearm, making it the lightest protective suite in the industry.  

On the shoulder pad, the caps, front, side and rear panels are all Aerolite foam, however, the sternum and biceps have a layer of Curv.  Also new is Transfer Mesh, which is a breathable fabric that accents 37.5 by allowing it to evaporate faster by allowing more air flow in key areas.

On the shin pad, the shin cap is Curv/Aerolite, and the calf, wing and thigh pads are all Aerolite.  Transfer Mesh on them as well.

The elbow cap has a molded medium density foam outer, and features Aerolite in the bicep, but the forearm is a combination of Curv, Aerolite and HD inserts.  Transfer Mesh as well with a 3 strap system.

Coming in at $189 for shoulder, $149 for elbow and $169 for shin.

The X900 replaces APX2, just at a lower price point.  $139 shoulder, $99 for elbow and $119 for shin.

The 1N has been overhauled as well.  

In the shoulder, the cap and sternum have Seven+ in between multi-density foam and the rest of the pad is HD foam.  Seven+ is designed for multiple impacts, and in key areas, has a visible window.  The shin width has been changed in the cap and knee cap as well. Seven+ in the calf guard with a PE insert for additional protection.  It also features the new Tune-Fit strap system; instead of having one length on the strap, it can be made longer by adjusting it, and it can anchor anywhere the user deems comfortable.  The elbow pad is a 2-pc construction with Seven+ in the forearm.

$159 for the shin, $109 for the elbow and $129 for the shin.

On the pant side, 1X comes in with Curv and Aerolite in the spine, hip and thigh. 840D nylon outer in the thigh and hip, with a 1+ extension fit length adjustment.  There is a new inner belt system that secures the pant to the body, allowing the rest of the pant to be a bit freer for increased mobility.  Coming in at $209.

The 1N pant is a traditional fitting pant, with Seven+ in the spine, with molded foam pieces in the hip and kidney, and 2-pc thigh pads.  840D outer with Extension fit and suspender buttons.  

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Love the black/blue styling of the new nexus skates.  Invokes the feel of the old Bauer Supreme Composites... even down to the black laces with blue highlights.  Only missing the all black tuuk holder.

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The new vapor line shoulder pads look sleek. Interested to see them in person. 

Any idea when the 1X protective gear will be released?

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Are the prices listed CAD or USD?  The 1X shoulder pads have piqued my interest.  Been looking to upgrade from my Vapor XXXX.  They're light and comfortable, but it hurts like a mofo if I get blasted with a slapshot.

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Any major fit difference in 1S vs MX3?  More volume, less, etc.

That measurement chart is interesting.  Assuming no fit difference in 1S, the 1X seemed to have more volume in forefoot than MX3 when I wore both at a Bauer experience last year but that chart says otherwise.

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3 hours ago, MyBoxersSayJoe said:

Are the prices listed CAD or USD?  The 1X shoulder pads have piqued my interest.  Been looking to upgrade from my Vapor XXXX.  They're light and comfortable, but it hurts like a mofo if I get blasted with a slapshot.

USD

3 hours ago, nicker87 said:

In the 1N shin, the width has been increased or decreased? 

Increased

1 hour ago, EJB said:

$100 jump in price on the 1S from the MX3

New tongue, new tendon guard, SpeedPlate.  Vapor went up $50 last year and that was just SpeedPlate.

30 minutes ago, flyers10 said:

Any major fit difference in 1S vs MX3?  More volume, less, etc.

That measurement chart is interesting.  Assuming no fit difference in 1S, the 1X seemed to have more volume in forefoot than MX3 when I wore both at a Bauer experience last year but that chart says otherwise.

Honestly, not sure.  Haven't gotten a pair yet. The tongue is thicker so that may play into that.

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3 hours ago, jdvn said:

The new vapor line shoulder pads look sleek. Interested to see them in person. 

Any idea when the 1X protective gear will be released?

4/15

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There are some wonderful people that put in tireless hours behind that catalog.  There are some really nice products in there.

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I didn't see it posted do we know when we can get speed plates on their own? Looking to add those to my nexus 8000 the stock insole slides a bit i think the speed plate will eliminate that

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At almost $1000.00 dollars for the top skate, will be curious to see how many are sold.  I think we have reached the limit on how much one can charge for skates.

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I love the replacement tendon guard idea on the Supremes. It's a natural conclusion in line with the variable flex tongue inserts from way back. 

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On March 1, 2016 at 9:47 AM, JR Boucicaut said:

SpeedPlate will be available aftermarket in April.

 

7 hours ago, cougarscaptain87 said:

I didn't see it posted do we know when we can get speed plates on their own? Looking to add those to my nexus 8000 the stock insole slides a bit i think the speed plate will eliminate that

 

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15 minutes ago, flip12 said:

I love the replacement tendon guard idea on the Supremes. It's a natural conclusion in line with the variable flex tongue inserts from way back. 

The tendon guard isn't replaceable.  

So, imagine the MX3 tendon guard.  Where it flexes (the horizontal bars) is now hollowed out.  You can put in the soft insert or the hard insert, or no insert at all.

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Some pretty cool stuff from Bauer. I have to say though, of all the skates across all lines from them, I think my next pair would have to be the N9000. I love the Curve composite boots, ls3 steel, and the look reminds me of my old One95's. Plus, my EE 190's still aren't quite fitting the way I'd like them too after a year. Maybe the Nexus fit will be the winner?!? And at $599, I can stomach that!

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3 hours ago, JR Boucicaut said:

The tendon guard isn't replaceable.  

So, imagine the MX3 tendon guard.  Where it flexes (the horizontal bars) is now hollowed out.  You can put in the soft insert or the hard insert, or no insert at all.

I see! Thanks for the clarification. Still a pretty cool idea.

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Is their a second half to this that has the goalie stuff or was it posted somewhere else on the site that I am missing? EDIT clearly I am blind and didn't see it posted in the goalie section lol 

Edited by pandada
Dumbnessness :/

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I might be wrong, but do the new Nexus shoulder pads look a bit lower profile?

 

I hope so!

 

I absolutely loved the fit and protection they had, but ultimately switched to STX surgeons (which is probably the lowest profile of them all) because I looked like a semi truck on the ice...and couldn't see over my shoulders.

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The new Vapor line looks like it has a very low profile fit.

 

I might have to hold off on getting new pads until these release.

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Definitely thought I was going to be upgrading to the new quicklite shoulders, but for sure going to give the 1X shoulders a look now. Also cant wait to get a pair of 1S skates!

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On ‎2‎/‎29‎/‎2016 at 5:53 PM, goblue9280 said:

Love the black/blue styling of the new nexus skates.  Invokes the feel of the old Bauer Supreme Composites... even down to the black laces with blue highlights.  Only missing the all black tuuk holder.

There's always spraypaint!

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