The Bauer Vapor 1X composite stick is the premier stick in this line of hockey sticks.
According to the manufacturer, the Vapor 1X is “the ideal stick for the crafty player that excels in puck handling and quick-release shots”.
This is not the stick a first-time hockey player needs to go out and purchase. Players have described this composite stick as having the best puck feel available in a composite blade. It is also highly regarded as having the best low kick release on the market. The stick features the new Quick Release Technology which is the new and aggressive taper design. This design is intended to optimize load and recoil energy in the lower part of the shaft enabling a player to get shots off as quickly as possible and it does not disappoint. Players have reported that this technology takes a bit of getting used to at first, but once they became comfortable with it, it was absolutely amazing. The taper is lower than the Apx2 which makes it the perfect stick for quick motion slap shots.