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The Bauer Vapor APX Ice Skates represent a decades-long culmination of material and technological advancements, and result in the lightest Vapor ice skate to date. A new X-Rib boot construction integrates with Bauer's ALIVE Carbon Composite exterior to give you a super-light, super-strong, super-comfortable boot that will revolutionize the way your foot interprets speed and experiences comfort. Also featuring a new, lighter weight Form-Fit 3 tongue, a 27% lighter TUUK LS Fusion runner, and an aggressively-angled boot cut, the Bauer Vapor APX Ice Skates are designed and engineered to flat-out perform. * Bauer's flagship ice skate designed for and by elite level hockey players * X-Rib construction provides 3-Dimensional structural support and stability throughout the entire boot, and allows for faster acceleration, quicker turns, and a more confident hockey stance * Experience out-of-the-box comfort with a fully heat moldable exterior via Bauer's ALIVE carbon composite boot construction * Aggressive boot cut angled forward to allow for a greater forward flex and more ready to pounce stance * Form-Fit 3 tongue enhances lace bite protection with an external metatarsal guard that is flat and smooth, and allows the laces to ride slightly up and down the guard, rather than digging in with every stride * Hydra-Max 2 liner keeps the feet dry and cool while locking the heel in tight * Form-Fit + footbed with ergonomic toe protection, adds wings around the toe of the footbed, to give your toes slight padding within the hard plastic toe cap * Ultra lightweight vented carbon composite outsole is responsive to foot movements while also allowing moisture to escape the boot * TUUK LS Fusion runner reduces the weight of the runner by 27% and delivers increased speed and power with every stride * TUUK Lightspeed 2 holder with TUUK LS Fusion runnerIs one foot bigger than the other? Prefer a different style tongue or type of steel? These skates are customizable to your needs. For more information, please contact us at 866-929-6699. (Customization fees may apply)
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Questions & Answers for Bauer Vapor APX Ice Skates

Question
What's the difference between these skates and the vapor x:7.0's?
Which of these two is better in quality?
Skill Level: Advanced
Gender: Female
Age: 19-29
Frequency: 2-5 times per week
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Vapor APX Ice Skates
4 answers
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answer 1
7.0s=x:60s they are the same skate different look with a few added features. the bauer apx skates are much lighter, more advanced with a lot more features such as the form fit 3 tongue and the composite outsole the quality is also superior to the 7.0s because of the composite outsole. when it comes down to a purchase the apxs are worth the money.
Skill Level: Advanced
Gender: Male
Age: 13-18
Frequency: More than 5 times per week
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answered 3 years, 1 month ago
by
smitty
 - Michigan
answer 2
The differences between the 7.0 and the APX skates are very subtle. To answer your second question first, the APX is better quality. What you get with the APX is a lighter boot, more padding inside the boot and on the tongue, and the best runners on the market. On top of that, the APX provides the best protection from skate bite by putting a polymer cover on the top of the tongue to allow the laces to slide rather than stick and irritate. The performance differences are so subtle that you wouldn't know the difference, so I would suggest saving some money and getting the 7.0's. If you aren't the one paying and you are able to, however, get the APX.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Gender: Male
Age: 19-29
Frequency: 2-5 times per week
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answered 3 years, 1 month ago
by
MSussman
 - Chicago, IL
answer 3
x7.0 is the equal to the previous X:60 and the APX is a direct upgrade from the 7.0

APX is better with the runner and blade combo (it has the fusion blade so lighter weight) Also has the 3d alive composite boot and form fit 3 tounge, all upgrades from the 7.0
Skill Level: Intermediate
Gender: Male
Age: 30-39
Frequency: 2-5 times per week
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answered 3 years, 4 months ago
by
HawksfanMike
 - IL
answer 4
the apx is the vapor version of the total one. the apx and 7.0 are the same boot in general but the apx has the same features the total one has. the 7.0 replaces the x:60 and the apx is an upgraded version of the 7.0
Skill Level: Intermediate
Gender: Male
Age: 19-29
Frequency: 2-5 times per week
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
by
mafias6
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Are these skates a little more narrow than the X60? What is the break in period?
I use the X30, the ones that came out about 6 years ago and I love them but they are getting very beat up. I tried the X60 but they were so wide and stiff I felt like I was in a ski boot.
Skill Level: Advanced
Gender: Male
Age: 19-29
Frequency: 2-5 times per week
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
by
Anonymous
 - North Carolina
on Vapor APX Ice Skates
3 answers
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answer 1
these skates are stiffer than the x:60s and much more narrow. as for the break in period it depends if you bake them or not. baking them reduces the break in time by weeks if not months to about 10-15 hours of good skating.
Skill Level: Advanced
Gender: Male
Age: 13-18
Frequency: More than 5 times per week
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answered 3 years, 1 month ago
by
smitty
 - Michigan
answer 2
Break in period for mine was about 3 to four sessions at about an hour apiece, as long as you dont tie them tight like I did the first time out they feel great.

These were about the same width as the X:20's I came out of, although I did have to go down another 1/2 size to fit them right.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Gender: Male
Age: 30-39
Frequency: 2-5 times per week
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answered 3 years, 4 months ago
by
HawksfanMike
 - IL
answer 3
Both Bauer's Supreme and Vapor lines are going to fit the same. The new APX skates are very stiff due to the carbon composite outsole. The break in period really differs per player. It depends on how often you skate. The more you skate the quicker the break in process will be. Heat molding is always something you can think about doing to speed that process up.
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answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
Jlynch
Question
Do they come in junior sizes?
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Vapor APX Ice Skates
3 answers
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answer 1
no the closest skate to these in jr. size is the bauer 7.0 which is very similar to the x:60s
Skill Level: Advanced
Gender: Male
Age: 13-18
Frequency: More than 5 times per week
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answered 3 years, 1 month ago
by
smitty
 - Michigan
answer 2
no, senior only
Skill Level: Advanced
Gender: Male
Age: 13-18
Frequency: More than 5 times per week
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answered 3 years, 4 months ago
by
qwe35
answer 3
We only have senior sizes available.
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answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
Jlynch
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does it matter if you dont bake them?
I have the x60s at the moment and i got them baked. I'm not sure whether or not it will matter if i dont or do bake the apx's if i buy them.
Skill Level: Advanced
Gender: Male
Age: 13-18
Frequency: 2-5 times per week
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
by
Anonymous
 - Bohemia, New York
on Vapor APX Ice Skates
3 answers
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answer 1
you'll want to bake them to get the best fit and to reduce the break in period.
Skill Level: Advanced
Gender: Male
Age: 13-18
Frequency: More than 5 times per week
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answered 3 years, 1 month ago
by
smitty
 - Michigan
answer 2
If you have the ability to get your skates baked, do it. Higher end skates are designed with special polymers that when heated, don't melt, but instead get soft and can be molded to the shape of the foot. This cuts down on the amount of time it requires to break in the skate because the skate is already half way there by the time it's done being baked. When you break in your skate, the boot (where the polymer is) forms to your foot over time. The end result is a boot that is molded to your foot. Therefore, if you start out with a boot that is molded to your foot, the time it takes to break the skates in is cut down by a lot.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Gender: Male
Age: 19-29
Frequency: 2-5 times per week
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answered 3 years, 1 month ago
by
MSussman
 - Chicago, IL
answer 3
Skate baking serves two functions - it molds the skate to your foot, and it eases the break in process. The APX's will still break in and mold without baking them (the heat and moisture that your foot generates during use will do this), but it will take longer to accomplish this and it might be a bit more painful as well. If you can get them baked, I'd recommend it.
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answered 3 years, 3 months ago
by
MBruins
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Bauer APX or Totalone?
I am not sure what skate to get. I have a wider foot. I like speed and weightlessness.
I also like my heel to be locked in tight and like agility.
I like a stiffer tongue but do want any lace bite.
Skill Level: Advanced
Gender: Male
Age: 13-18
Frequency: 2-5 times per week
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
by
Anonymous
 - UK
on Vapor APX Ice Skates
3 answers
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answer 1
its all about preferences. the way you skate, and the way you play your game these skates are more quick footed players. totalone skates are for more effeicent lengths strides.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Gender: Male
Age: 13-18
Frequency: 2-5 times per week
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answered 2 years, 2 months ago
by
CapsfanDMAN
answer 2
I have a wider foot and found in all my prior skates my heel would move and I would get blisters. I have worn these skates twice not and I do not slip at all and they are more comfortable than any skate I have ever worn. I also have a wide foot, so I've had trouble getting skates to fit well.
Skill Level: Advanced
Gender: Male
Age: 30-39
Frequency: 2-5 times per week
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answered 2 years, 7 months ago
by
Hansen
 - San Diego California
answer 3
Considering i have both pairs if you want a stiffer skate get the totalone, because they have the tongue insert. But if you are looking for speed and less weight get the APX.
Skill Level: Advanced
Gender: Male
Age: 13-18
Frequency: More than 5 times per week
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answered 2 years, 10 months ago
by
Hattricker
Question
I currently am in the graf ultra g3 but i want to switch, How would the fit compare to the bauer apx skate?
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Vapor APX Ice Skates
2 answers
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answer 1
if you are used to grafs i would stick with grafs bauer apx skates are very stiff and narrow compared to grafs skates. if youre looking at dropping $800 on these bad boys i would just get the graf ultra g75s theyre $50 cheaper and are the best grafs made to date; very comfy and great tongue flex
Skill Level: Advanced
Gender: Male
Age: 13-18
Frequency: More than 5 times per week
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answered 3 years, 1 month ago
by
smitty
 - Michigan
answer 2
Cannot compare!! Graf are maybe a bit more comfortable but APX is the BEST skate on the market. Amazing for take off,quick turn and just help you be a better player.
Apx are more narrow...
Skill Level: Advanced
Gender: Male
Age: 30-39
Frequency: 2-5 times per week
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answered 3 years, 2 months ago
by
kovalchuk17
Question
Vapour vs. Supreme???
What are the differences between the Vapour line and the Supreme line? Is one better than the other?
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Vapor APX Ice Skates
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answer 1
Have the APX and love them. Known four people who bought the total one skates, and three regretted it and returned them. Said they could not skate in them and just felt awkward.
Skill Level: Advanced
Gender: Male
Age: 30-39
Frequency: 2-5 times per week
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answered 2 years, 7 months ago
by
Hansen
 - San Diego California
answer 2
Bauer says that the Vapor series is for the "Agility" based player. The play-maker type of skater. Where as the Supreme series is for the "Power" based player. The player who's going to fight his way to goals. But don't let this deter you from buying one over the other. Its just a theory. Both skates are of amazing quality and offer excellent performance regardless of how you play.
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answered 2 years, 11 months ago
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Vio34
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What's the difference between the Vapor and Supreme lines?
Is one line better than the other?
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Vapor APX Ice Skates
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answer 1
i have both the supreme TotalOnes and the vapor APX. at first i liked the T1s because they have a more traditional fit. they tend to put you more on your heels. they fit wider too with a flatter arch. the APX are a more extreme fit. they pitch forward, keeping you in that aggressive stance more. the arch in the APX are much higher and the boot fit is more narrow. dont let that scare you though. i have a very wide and flat foot. at first the APX hurt my feet, which is why i said i thought i liked my T1s more, but, after getting new insoles, heat molding, and playing in them for awhile, i love the feel of them. now my T1s are my back up skates. the APX are also a bit lighter than the T1s i think. both are very stiff and ridged, which is a good thing, but the APX are stiffer. i love the T1 tongues though. i have a pair in my APX as well. both are fantastic skates and could both be called the best skates in the world. the only bad thing about both skates is the LS Fusion steel. it sucks. the aluminum is known to crack, then the steel under it goes soon after. but thats an easy fix, get different steel. i have LS 2 in both pairs. slightly more weight but better steel. its a fair trade. over all it all depends on what type of player you are and what you like. with insoles and heat molding, foot type doesnt matter anymore. hope this helps.
Skill Level: Advanced
Gender: Male
Age: 19-29
Frequency: 2-5 times per week
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answered 2 years, 3 months ago
by
eharthockey28
 - harrisburg PA
answer 2
The Supreme line has a fit that is more of a traditional fit. The Vapor is more of a snug fit around the foot.
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answered 2 years, 11 months ago
by
JimS
Question
I have Bauer One 95. Want to get APX. Should I get the same size. Is it a similar fit
Skill Level: Advanced
Gender: Male
Age: Over 40
Frequency: 2-5 times per week
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
by
wangotango
on Vapor APX Ice Skates
1 answer
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answer 1
Bauer's Supreme line is engineered for a customized fit with less negative space in the skate, a pinched heel and a design that is more directly contoured to the foot. The Vapor line is created for a more responsive fit with an aggressive boot cut angled forward to allow for a greater forward flex and more "ready to pounce" stance. Both lines have a regular fit in the heel and mid foot areas with a more narrow forefoot.
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answered 2 years, 11 months ago
by
Jlynch
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How durable are these skates in the long run?
I have Easton Synergy skates and they are breaking down. I have had them for almost 3 years and the right boot is tearing apart. I skate alot during public sessions and do some stick and puck sessions as well. I'm just wondering how well the APX skate will hold up.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Gender: Male
Age: 19-29
Frequency: Occasionally
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Vapor APX Ice Skates
1 answer
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answer 1
The Bauer APX skates are the top of the line skate in Bauer's Vapor line. Extremely light weight and durable with the carbon composite exterior. The APX is one of the best skates on the market and great for any level of player. They should last you quite a while.
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answered 2 years, 7 months ago
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