The Bauer Vapor X Shift Pro SR Hockey Stick is a model exclusive to Source for Sports and offers a perfect balance of performance, value, and durability for a low kock profile stick at this price point. With Bauer’s XE Taper technology, Woven 3k construction, and MaxBalance blade, the X Shift Pro will give you that dynamic quick release we have come to love from a Vapor stick.
Stick Flex Profile
The X Shift Pro stick is a true low kick profile stick. It features east shot loading and plenty of pop for a snappy release. The Vapor line is built for speed and getting the puck off for a fast release.
The XE Taper technology is also featured in the X Shift Pro. This elliptical shaft geometry is thinner than previous vapor tapers and has allowed Bauer to drop the overall weight of the stick significantly. The XE Taper also has a stiffer lower hosel to prevent the blade face from opening up, and a softer mid section to increase recoil speed for a faster release.
The shaft is constructed with a 3k Carbon Fiber from tip to toe. It is weaved into sections of the stick with Bauer's high-performance mold process to achieve a true 1-piece feel.
Blade Construction & Stiffness
As with all Vapor models the X Shift Pro has that low kick shaft/stiff blade combo. The MaxBalance technology reinforces the edge of the blade to achieve that stiffness, while also allowing Bauer to use a lighter blade core for reduced weight and improved balance.
The Bauer Vapor X Shift Pro has taken a new approach to their graphic for this season. It features a vibrant green finish with black and grey accents throughout. This stick will definitely be catching some looks out on the ice.
The X Shift Pro has a standard clear grip finish that provides a mid level of tackiness.
Blade Patterns, Flex & Stick Length
At the Bauer Vapor X Shift Pro Senior Hockey Stick price point - the P92M pattern option becomes available. The ‘M’ notation indicates max blade height for the P92 pattern. This is the maximum blade height allowed from heel to toe - ultimately creating more surface area for the paler to make plays on the ice. This is extremely beneficial when taking face-offs and tipping pucks.