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Opt1k vs. Od1n pads comparison


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Hi all!

These pad models are obsolete but still available for purchase. they were also the beginning of new pad lines for themselves, and their design features, with minor changes, were transferred to new models. I think this comparison will be useful to anyone who chooses pads between these manufacturers

disclaimer

everything said below is my personal subjective opinion based on personal experience, knowledge and preferences and cannot be absolute truth

I own an Optik size 35 + 2 for a little over a year with constant use 2-3 times a week. XL size Od1n (36 + 1) was used on 7-8 ices

the weight

Opt1k

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Od1n

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design

Opt1k is a more traditional pad. outer skin from jenpro

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the sliding surface is covered with Primo material

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Od1n

outer skin - the latest (on the date of market launch) development by Bauer called C.O.R.Tech skin-multilayer coating molded without crosslinking in the shape of the core

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with a new skin, declared weight reduction, increased rebound and improved glide

impressions on ice

I switched to Opt1k after Premier 4 and the difference in weight and glide was significant.

but there was one nuance

immediately after going out on the ice, regardless of its state, Opt1k glided very mediocrely "sticking" to the ice. on heating it was necessary to "cool" them slightly on ice. after that they started to slide very well

Od1n glided right away without any preparation and did it much better than Opt1k and with the same push it "left" for a greater distance

both pads had no front lacing

on Opt1k this is realized with a double layer of outer skin to which lace loops are sewn

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thin HD foam sheets are inserted between these layers

Od1n has an outer skin coating on the inside with a soft change

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on which the lace loops are glued

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core

Opt1k has already become a classic design of several types of foam point-glued together

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had one inner tear under the knee and a very soft boot

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Od1n

has a one-piece thermoformed foam core with traditional HD foam glued to it from the outside

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between them there is an insert from the CURVE composite

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the same insert is located outside the HD foam

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Bauer also has an internal tear under the knee

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but a hard boot whose bend is negligible

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stiffness

based on the core design shown, each pad has a different stiffness

Opt1k

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Od1n

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rebound

the stiffness of the pad directly affects the rebound the bounce on Opt1k is comparable to Premier 4 and is quite hot

Bauer's rebound is significantly hotter and is accompanied by a loud sound like hitting a concrete wall

knee stacks

both pads have the same three-piece knee-stack design

also traditionally tied to the core of the pad with a cord

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the knee seat on the Opt1k is covered with nylon, and on the Od1n with a special material that improves grip and has very low durability

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inside the Opt1k block has two layers of medium density foam not bonded to each other

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Od1n has very stiffness foam. the most stiffness of all that I have met

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there is also a small piece of Poron XRD foam in the inner valve of the Od1n

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the design of attaching the knee stacks to the pad for both assumes their rather loose state. at the same time, on the Bauer it is more pronounced. the disadvantage of the Opt1k knee stack for me was unexpectedly knocking the knee off the stack

summary

Brians Opt1k

lightweight pads comfortable on the foot with good glide (relative to other materials like jenpro) quite soft (for me) with a soft boot and torsion flex in the end I really liked their balance

Bauer Od1n

stiffnes, stiffnes, very stiffnes

virtually unbendable boot and no torsion flex

incredible unbeatable glide on any ice and the hottest bounces I've tried

I would have stayed in Opt1k forever if Bauer did not exist

in Od1n I found what I was missing from Brians. but I'm still getting used to them

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