We are going to do a quick review of the new Bauer Supreme 2S hockey stick. Just in case you’re wondering, this is the second price point, just below the top-line 2S Pro hockey stick. It has signature Supreme shaft dimensions, which are squared corners with straight sidewalls for that traditional boxy yet comfortable feel in the hands.

Bauer Supreme 2S Stick Review


Bauer Supreme 2S Stick Review


Construction

Nice upgrade in the construction process with what they call their high-performance molding compared to a traditional fuse two-piece; this is much more consistent. As far as wall thickness and excess materials go, this place is much more similar to a true one-piece. Bauer said in their testing that it is really hard for players to distinguish this high-performance molding from the true one-piece monocoque construction. Also, upgrade with the resin as well as the 3K carbon twill compared to the 2S Team hockey stick and this is not only stronger; it’s also much more effective at transferring energy so the best of both worlds.

Kick Point

Into the kick point, this is definitely geared to those power shooters who like to take a little extra time to load up their shots, whether it’s a wrist shot or a big clapper. They utilize a high mid-kick utilizing MPK technology. MPK essentially means that they stiffen the lower third and soften the low upper handle. This allows a hockey player to really bow out the stick but that stiff lower third really helps to force that kick point up.

Blade

Now into the blade, a great technology with their max balance—that’s a takedown from what we usually see in the ACL technology that we only find in top-line Bauer sticks. This is essentially an optimized layering process; they’re able to use thinner layers of carbon fiber, which helps players remove weight from the blade. It gives a better-balanced feel in the hands and also helps to reinforce the edges so when you’re digging in the corners, it’s not going to chip as easily.

Aero Foam

Internally, they use a unique aero foam one-blade core and two different types of materials on the inside but both make up a really soft dampening feel, definitely the most dampening out of the Bauer lines. That’s what Supreme is all about giving an optimal puck feel. Also, it helps to load a little bit more energy into the shaft because it keeps the puck in contact as it’s rolling from the heel to the toe during those big slap shots or one-timers.

Carbon Fiber

The 12k carbon fiber is also lighter and stronger than the 3k that Bauer incorporates in the blade of the 2S team ice stick, again pushing that balance point up. Lastly, they added a little texture at the bottom to help the tip tape stick a little bit better and weirdly helps to remove it a little bit easier as well.

Flex Point

We have a new flex offering this year in the senior version. Seniors are going to come now in a 70 flex as well; this is going to be your typical 60 inches; this weighs 430 grams. Now the 77, 87, and 102 have all been bumped up 4 inches, so those are going to come in at 64 inches, weighing 450 grams. The thing to note with those three (77/87/102) is that Bauer measures their flex ratings at 60 inches. Therefore, if you’ve always used a 60-inch 87 flex, just go ahead and order the 64-inch and cut the 4 inches off; it’s going to be like nothing ever happened.

Curve

Another cool thing they did in the Bauer Supreme 2S stick was add a new curve. This is the p92 max blade height. You’ll see the same exact curve as the p92m but they basically maxed out that legal height of the blade so great for those centermen, gives you just a little extra advantage. Hockey is a game of inches so it is also great for taking in corners as well as tips and pucks in front of the net.

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