The Bauer Vapor X3.0 ice hockey skates are an excellent buy for a recreational level player. The Vapor 3.0 skates offer an some higher end features which can be hard to find in this price range. The Bauer Vapor X 3.0 is the first model in the vapor line to offer the felt tongue with a meatarsal guard, as well as the top end LS2 blade holder.
The dense nylon based quarter panels offer good support with some great durability. The 3.0 skates feature a traditional white felt tongue for a more traditional feel. The Pro-8 beveled TPU outsole offers a light weight feel while providing a responsive but slightly forgiving feel.
Model Year: 2011
Model Number: 1037001
Heritage: Bauer Vapor X20
Level of Player: Ideal for the recreational to intermediate level player
Fit Guidelines: General fit aspects of the Vapor boot are low-medium volume, medium ankle area, medium across top of foot and forefoot and medium toe box.
Sizing Guidelines: Bauer skates generally fit 1 1/2 sizes down from your regular shoe size
Quarter Package: Sublimated tech nylon with thermoformed X-rib
Thermoformable – Material will mold to the players foot for a precise fit
The X-ribbed design (seen from looking at the back of the boot) was designed to enhance the performance of the patented Vapor monostructure quarter for unparalleled response and dynamic movement. Developed to enhance key support zones throughout the ankle and foot delivering quicker acceleration and greater stability.
Exterior embossed heel cup/ankle suport
Anaform foam ankle pads
Anatomical, 2-piece 40 oz. felt with metatarsal guard
Molded with Integrated heel support
Lightweight, Pro-8 beveled TPU
Blade Holder and Runner:
Tuuk Lightspeed 2 with Tuuk Super stainless steel runner
Optimized height for tightest turns – 3mm increase in height on the Lightspeed holders delivers the tightest turning radius in the industry