The 2016 Bauer X700 is a stick in the next generation of Bauer’s Vapor line made ideal for crafty players. Continuing the focus on puck handling and quick release shots, the X700 is revamped with improved QRT technology which features an aggressive taper that gives this stick a low kick profile and has also been completely optimized with a new layup design. The result ends with an X700 hockey stick that has been made lighter, faster, and stronger than its predecessor
Bauer’s research showed that reorienting the layers of carbon fiber would pay huge dividends in the progression of not only QRT tech but also the entire Vapor line as a whole. By doing this, the stick was made lighter by trimming off a little bit of weight, made faster by giving the shooter the ability to load the stick much easier and made 30% more durable in the taper area. With all these improvements working together this X700 provides a quicker overall release!
The shaft of the X700 is comprised of a visible Carbon Basket Weave, consisting of premium carbon composite (the same kind you would find on a high end bike frame) along with fiberglass and features a traditional, proven, fused construction. The Micro Feel II shaft profile has rounded corners and double-concave walls which allow the shaft to fit comfortably into your hands, resulting in easier puck handling and control
The X700 features Bauer's Dual Density blade core that is wrapped in 3K BiMax weave which has a higher tensile strength than conventional 3K carbon fiber. Additionally, this entire Vapor line includes Bauer's Pure Shot Blade Profile which is that visible expanded throat design that reduces the amount of blade twisting or opening while shooting