We’re gonna be checking out the Bauer Supreme 2S ice hockey skates. A nice upgrade with the Tuuk LS3 stainless steel runners. It’s a higher grade material so giving you better edge retention over the long run. Also, It’s 3mm taller so a more aggressive turning radius gives hockey players more custom profiling options and better sharpening life.
Bauer Supreme 2S Skates Review
The Tuuk lightspeed edge holder most popular in the NHL does the quick-release trigger system so you could swap out that damaged or broken steel in seconds.
All connected to the nice upgraded full composite outsole even though it does still have a nylon midsole. This composite is stiffer more rigid than what we see in the TPU in that S29 ice hockey skates. Therefore, better torsional stiffness ideal for those elite-level players.
The same thing with the flagship Curv composite quarter package that’s fully 3D lasted that’s a proprietary manufacturing process that gives it a truly anatomical shape right out of the box.
Aside from being ultra-lightweight and ultra-stiff curve composite is very heat-moldable too so go ahead and throw these skates in the oven and it’s pretty amazing how the stiff boot really gives you that unreal anatomical form and wrap as it starts to get soft and roll over the feet.
They have their Free Flex Tenon Guard that made its debut in the top-of-the-line MX3 skates gives a hockey player full stride extension all the way through the toe snap process so really squeezing every ounce of power out of each stride.
Into the tongue, this is what they call their reflex tongue kind of taken inspiration from the Vapor line. It’s an asymmetrical 48 ounce 3-piece white felt tongue featuring an injected insert down through the center in the past that would make the tongue pretty stiff but it still offers a lot of great or a lot of forwarding flex.
This is very key because you really need to get in that deep stance at the real nice aggressive stance and that allows that to happen without sacrificing your protection.
Internally, they incorporate some really thick injected foams the filling itself is the pro-level thickness and then it just has a really nice comfortable feel all the way through out.
Into the liner, we have anti-abrasion pads up the top to help to reduce wear and tear for those players who like to go underneath the tongues with their shin guards.
A new lock fit liner which is hydra max 2 material, top hydra max grip at the bottom, the yellow material bit softer, bit more comfortable and does a great job of wicking away moisture.
The grip portion which just extends from the fourth eyelet from the top all the way down to the bottom of the boot helps to lock the foot inside the skate for maximum stability.
For the footbed, this is their lock fit plus with grip so you have a nice grippy texture in the heel cup and a little bit into the toes. It’s pretty minor but you can feel it when you pop your feet into the skates kind of wiggle it around working with that liner to really lock you down for that maximum stability. In the senior size 8, the Bauer Supreme 2S Skates weighs 810 grams.
For people who have been following the Supreme line, this is essentially a hybrid between the S180 and the S190, and that goes for the pricing as well. So really offering a lot of value at this price point even though we wish they might have used a composite midsole.
Now fit profile-wise, this entire Supreme line is a medium volume fitting skate so that means if you have a standard heel forefoot and midfoot, this is gonna be a great fit for you.
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