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  1. Hi The Goal Net forums! So since I own both Bauer lines as custom sets, I thought it would be nice to make a detailed analysis of both lines. As a sales advisor and goalie fit expert in a retailer, people often ask me how the vapor are different if both lines offer hard as hell rebounds. Most of the time I simply answer that I feel Vapor or Supreme is more a spec than anyother thing. Basically, most of teh ones who prefer a connected feel will be drawn towards the vapors, and those who prefer otherwise the supremes. There are more diffences but we will dive deeper within the "review". Let's start by showing both sets. First up, the older brother, the 2S Pro. So this was my first custom Bauer set, I won't dive into the lackluster custom options for colorways, I love this graphic and I am pleased of the way it turned out. I went all stock for this one, except for the intermediate fit for the blocker palm. Now my 2X Pro, which is a first again for me, being my first dark based set. So here I went with a lot of custom specs, here is the list; Square knee block, Powerlite core (single break below the knee) , vapor thin insert (stock option), offset CRS laces (yup, no bungee for me). Intermediate fit for both gloves. PADS So the pads are pretty similar all things considered, main diffrence would be the boot break. The Vapor has a thinner, flatter boot which is much softer that the Fused boot which is stock on the 2S pro. Furthermore, the pad is much thicker on the boot area in the Supreme. This makes the supreme less connected and makes it sit higher on the leg. This is one of the things that I liked at first but liked less and less as the season went on. Now the sliding surface. As you can see, both a extremely similar except that the calf piece on the vapor is rounder and features an embossed cortech ST logo. The knee block has thankfully gone away from the binding this year, even if the nylon used on the 2x seem to be of better quality. This explains why the sliding is (according to me at least) much much much better on the 2X pros. However, the thickness is the same on both models on the sliding edge, which brings me to one of the most unique design element of the vapor pad, the tapered core. As you can see above, the core of the vapor is slightly thicker on the inside edge than the outside edge. This pulled from the 1x, and is to aid rotation while keeping the strapping tight. Speaking of strapping. The tune-fit (vapor) is much softer and wraps the leg a lot more, the CRS is looser and stiffer. I'm not really picky on strapping, but the vapor is simple and comfortable, both things lacking in the supreme's CRS. The calf wraps on the vapor are longer and hug the skate much more, and have elastic joints at the bottom. On nitpick in the supremes, the strapping did not have any color option (not even white), but again, the set looked good nontheless. The leg channel in nylon on the supremes and has the quattro material from AX Suede on the knee block. On the vapor, we find the quattro in the leg channel as well. Overall, I love both pads, but the vapor suits more my playstyle, mainly because of the snuggier, tighter fit and the softer boot, while keeping the really hot rebounds. Now the catch gloves. I won't talk about the breaks, the vapor is more of a finger oriented closure (similar to a 590 but feels really close to a 580 somehow) and the supreme is more of a full-hand closure, which is a 600 in ccm language. Supreme Vapor Now that the inevitable (Thanos is inevitable) break question is addressed, let's look at best feature on both gloves; the cuff. Back in november when I saw the gear, i saw that the took insperation from the supreme for the backhand of the 2x catch glove. The cuff is now shorter and feels much more open than on the 1x ans 2s pro, but keep the flexibility that the 2s pro had with the FREE flex cuff. Supreme Vapor Now a few pictures of the gloves side by side. They present a somewhat similar shape (big pocket, smaller cuff) but they feel completely diffrent, props to bauer for that, because I always felt more comfortable with supreme type break because of their shape, but never like the feel of the break that much, it's nice to have a glove that just feels like the best of both worlds for me. (2x pro has a great closure out of the box, highly recommend the game ready ) Blockers The 2X pro blocker feels like a variant of the 2s Pro, it's the weird friend that just looks somewhat alien, but in this case, the design works and looks both futuristic and traditional. Now the vapor is much lighter, and here is why. The vapor has a tapered face, which makes it have an optimized thickness both for balance and protection. Now the sidewall is where the alien thing comes in. The vapor straight up looks weird, but it works just fine. The supreme has however the best finger protection I ever had on a blocker. I'm not worried with the vapor however. The one thing I don't like on the vapor is the stiching on the face, I prefer the seamless edge of the supreme by a landslide, but this is more of a nitpick than anything. One small diffence is that the supreme has a segmented finger protection and the vapor has traditionnal build. supreme vapor So that about wraps it up. so feel free to ask more questions on the gear. Edit: The 2S pro set was regularly cleaned (once every 6-8 ice times) using a magic eraser and a combination of slight pressure and patience.
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  3. DISCLAIMER: I do not work for, or will promote one company's product over another. This is solely my review based on my experiences. Anyone and everyone is allowed to both agree and/or disagree with what I have to say. This review is quite overdue. Better late than never, though, right? "But, what are you reviewing?" Let's set up some context: Recently, CCM released their new line for 2017, their third installment of their Extreme Flex series. CCM's basic mantra in their 2nd, and now 3rd gen of Extreme Flex lines has been fairly simple: if it ain't broke, don't fix it. The EFlex 2 saw few improvements and upgrades from the original line. However, the 3rd gen offers a few new changes to the pad, including the material which makes up the "skin" of the pad, which CCM has appropriately named "Speedskin". The new line has been out for a few months, so I assume a large majority of the community here has had a chance to at least see the pads in person. The skin has an almost nylon feel to it, as the goal of the skin is to reduce friction between the pad and the ice, allowing it to slide easier. Fellow contributor @Hills just did a great in-depth review of the pads. If you haven't checked it out, I would recommend you do so. *A quick side note; the CCM Premiers can be custom-ordered with Speedskin now through their customizer, so it is available on both models. "Get to the point." Sit tight. Not so recently, Bauer released their Supreme 1S OD1N line, which was a complete 180 from traditional goal pad construction, offering state-of-the-art, never-before-seen technology in a goal pad. Numerous goalies made the switch from "traditional" pads to the 1S line, considering the vast amount of hype surrounding the pad when it was first released. What makes the 1S pad so special? Specifically, Bauer's CORTech skin. I won't get into specifics about the skin, but InGoal Magazine graciously has. If you want specifics about the skin, this link is super helpful: http://magazine.ingoalmag.com/publication/index.php?i=301695&m=&l=&p=53&pre=&ver=html5#{"page":54,"issue_id":301695} And before I get people commenting saying "the CORtech skin on the front of the pad has nothing to do with them sliding", this is false. The knee landing and stabilizers are wrapped in the CORtech skin. Some goalies, including Frederik Andersen (who switched from heavy Reebok XLTs) noted how the pads slid too much when they first tried them. As a 1S user myself, I can comment and confirm that the ability to slide on these pads is truly incredible. I switched from heavy, double break, 3-year-old Vaughn V5 7800 pads to James Reimer pro-return, NXG-skinned 1S pads. That "pad"/"transition" review is in this forum thread somewhere. As I am sure we can put two and two together, this review will consist of a comparison between the CCM Eflex3's Speedskin vs. the 1S CORtech skin. I'd like to say this review has been highly anticipated, as these two companies are the only companies (as of right now) who have abandoned traditional jenpro in the skin/material construction of their current-gen pads. -- So, now for the review. It's important to refresh yourself with my disclaimer featured above before you continue reading. 1S: I've been wearing the 1S pads since August 2016. To say they slide incredibly well would be an understatement. There are two comparisons I can use to explain how the pads slide on the ice: 1) Ever played out in hockey, and have slid on your shinpads? Imagine this sliding, just for a goalie pad. They are that good. 2) Ever stepped onto really crappy ice and have been barely able to slide because the ice sucks? This doesn't exist with the 1S. Whether you are skating on NHL-calibre ice, or crappy, overly-wet creases in Southern California in July, you will still slide incredibly well. I can confidently say this because I've been exposed to both great and crappy ice, and I don't find my slideability to decrease when I play, and I play against Junior/Major Junior/NCAA calibre shooters often. The pads have had some durability issues that Bauer has actually addressed mid-production (no company has ever done this while still manufacturing a current-gen pad), and carry over the same performance properties in the Vapor 1X OD1N pad, the more flexible, tighter-fitting option from Bauer. From a performance, and strictly sliding perspective, these pads perform incredibly well. I am honestly surprised why not as many goaltenders have made the switch. I understand goalies have contracts with equipment manufacturers, but I often fathom, for example, how much quicker someone like Pekka Rinne would be in a set of 1S pads vs. his CCM Premiers. CCM: For those who know me, I am not exactly CCM's biggest fan, especially considering their common wear areas (and in my opinion, critics of 1S gear who wear CCM gear should not be allowed to critique Bauer's shot at creating something new and running into some problems along the way). The wear and tear isn't the point. I am not CCM's biggest fan. But wow. The E3s were honestly one of the lightest pads I've ever worn. For once, the pad felt a part of my leg (something I detested about any Reebok pad and even the early gen Eflex lines - they felt like separate pieces on my legs, rather than a part of my legs. My Vaughns were amazing in this category, and the 1S took some time to adjust). Moreover, the simplicity of the strapping allowed me to dial in a comfortable preference in the dressing room before my first go with them - something I could not achieve immediately with the 1S. I felt like I was wearing my old Vaughns. A softer pad that I could get a good feel with almost immediately. I was super excited to try how they slid on the ice during my ice sessions with them. When I eagerly butterflied and pushed side to side in my butterfly, however, I felt really let down. It felt like I was wearing my old Vaughns, and effortless pushes didn't accomplish much, where I barely even have to try to push in my 1S pads to achieve a considerable slide. In game situations with the E3s, and where I had to put a good amount of effort into my slides, they slid great, and even better than my Vaughns. Compared to the 1S, in my opinion, however, they don't even come close to achieving the same thing. "But, when are you ever not trying to push hard to achieve a good slide?" Fair point - but, with my 1S, I found there was an adjustment period where I could almost develop muscle memory for how much I had to push (minimal vs. just above minimal vs. considerably) to get a good slide in. I knew immediately, and developed confidence quickly in how hard I had to push and how much (little) energy I had to exert to get across the crease. With the E3s, I felt like I always had to push myself to get a good slide in, for fear that I would not make it across the crease in enough time to get square in the butterfly. This is energy consuming, and while the pad is considerably lighter, I still feel like the "sliding" aspect of the industry belongs to Bauer. "But, you only wore the E3s a handful of times compared to almost a year with the 1S". Also a fair point. They were also a tad too big for me (34+2, and I need a 33+2). Maybe my knee wasn't hitting properly and it took away from the slideability of the pads. Let's also not forget to mention durability; the speedskin may be a huge leap with respect to durability, and may fix alot of the common problems (inner knee wear, toe binding wear) associated with their brand, while Bauer still has a considerable "?" beside their OD1N line with respect to the durability. Let's see how the 1X and yet-to-be-released 2S do re: durability to make this comparison. Overall, I believe CCM has created a great product to compete with other brands, and they have a leg up on the competition (i.e. Vaughn, Brian's, Warrior), brands that have not tested a "new" material to increase slideability). However, the weight of the 1S, (and now the 1X as it uses the same skin) combined with the CORtech skin and its overall composition, for me, are superior in the sliding category compared to the Eflex 3s.
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