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Bauer Mach C/A On-Ice Review - Bauer Hyperlite C/A Light Comparion


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Summary: It's an Ultrasonic with Hyperlite technology. That's it.

 

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Arms comparison:

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Made soup with my Hyperlite and mask (also got an NME One) so wait for that to come out...

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Anyways, there are no removable pieces on the belly flap; would say the lower half is Ultrasonic while the sternum/heart guard is like a Hyperlite. Loop is through the leather in the middle.

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Note the difference with the shoulder floaters; this chesty is meant to take space away. Extremely stiff out of the box; boxy look as well. Comfort-edge (rib protection) still digs into the armpits like the Hyperlite/Ultrasonic.

On-ice, I'm attributing this to a new chesty and adjustments, but had the elbow floaters getting caught with the yellow shock-lite material. Probably needs to break in.

How it's supposed to be:

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What it did:

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Also this as well (less of an issue):

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Nice belly pad. Didn't stay that wet after 2 hours. Would say dry after 4 hours.

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Bicep protection is a neat addition where it made the arms a bit more boxier. Felt weird as it just dangles on your bicep but you'll grow into them. Will probably hurt if you took a nice shot there but better than not having at all.

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Has the secondary back elastic strap like the Ultrasonics which is not on the Hyperlite.

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Overall: Reskinned Ultrasonic (makes sense as it's a Supreme chesty). Better arm movement than the Hyperlite. Still just a Ultrasonic though so it's not like mind-blowing or whatever.

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On 7/8/2022 at 4:41 PM, keeperton said:

How has the arm protection been to you thus far?

On 7/13/2022 at 9:53 AM, David Myers said:

Wondering the same thing

Sorry for the late reply.

Arm protection is moderately good; I would compare it better than a Vaughn but worse than a CCM. I took a solid clapper in the middle part between my elbow to wrist and it left a quarter-sized bruise there. All my tuck-ins so far felt really good and had nothing hurt; I would time-to-time get stingers when tucked in on the Hyperlite but don't have too much to compare to.

Nothing too much to report but it's definitely beefier than the Ultrasonics when I had it here.

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On 7/8/2022 at 6:41 PM, keeperton said:

How has the arm protection been to you thus far?

 

On 7/13/2022 at 11:53 AM, David Myers said:

Wondering the same thing

 

2 hours ago, WizYuan said:

Sorry for the late reply.

Arm protection is moderately good; I would compare it better than a Vaughn but worse than a CCM. I took a solid clapper in the middle part between my elbow to wrist and it left a quarter-sized bruise there. All my tuck-ins so far felt really good and had nothing hurt; I would time-to-time get stingers when tucked in on the Hyperlite but don't have too much to compare to.

Nothing too much to report but it's definitely beefier than the Ultrasonics when I had it here.

I have this C/A as well and have played 5 games with it so far. I'm coming from an older Warrior Ritual model and the arm protection on the Mach is a huge improvement. I've taken a few hard shots to the bicep and the inner elbow "plate" (for lack of a better term) and have felt nothing. Only negative on the arms is that they seem to produce big rebounds, as opposed to the chest piece which does help deaden the puck in my experience. 

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10 hours ago, WizYuan said:

Sorry for the late reply.

Arm protection is moderately good; I would compare it better than a Vaughn but worse than a CCM. I took a solid clapper in the middle part between my elbow to wrist and it left a quarter-sized bruise there. All my tuck-ins so far felt really good and had nothing hurt; I would time-to-time get stingers when tucked in on the Hyperlite but don't have too much to compare to.

Nothing too much to report but it's definitely beefier than the Ultrasonics when I had it here.

 

7 hours ago, Punisher Goalie said:

 

 

I have this C/A as well and have played 5 games with it so far. I'm coming from an older Warrior Ritual model and the arm protection on the Mach is a huge improvement. I've taken a few hard shots to the bicep and the inner elbow "plate" (for lack of a better term) and have felt nothing. Only negative on the arms is that they seem to produce big rebounds, as opposed to the chest piece which does help deaden the puck in my experience. 

Thanks to both of you.

I'm in a Warrior Ritual G2 Classic Pro and have been getting some bummer bruises lately, so I'm looking around. Tried on a Hyperlite and found it to be ridiculously bulky, tried on a V9 Pro Carbon and the small felt way too huge (even though I'm supposed to be in a medium apparently?). Tried on the new warriors and they fit well (as I expected), still have yet to try on other stuff that I want to feel-before-buying (Mach, SLR3, Optik2).

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