In this review, we are going to take a look at the new Bauer Supreme ADV hockey stick. So we still have the signature Supreme shaft dimensions like the other Supreme line, which are squared corners and straight sidewalls, allowing you to have excellent control when you’re making those big shots.

Bauer Supreme ADV Stick Review


Bauer Supreme ADV Stick Review


Construction

This ice stick is one of the biggest improvements from the 2S Pro hockey stick and a huge reason why Bauer was able to reduce the weight to 370 grams with their ACL technology. Also, we see this in the Vapor ADV, which is an advanced carbon layering process utilizing their tech stream of 18k carbon fiber.

Bauer can use thinner layers of the 18k carbon fiber. When they do this, it allows them to use fewer layers that get the same level of strength but significantly reduce weight without compromising the overall durability so there is a big upgrade there.

Taper

The other significant and very visual upgrade is in the new seven-sided sonic boom taper. This has seven different shapes in the design and allows Bauer to keep the kickpoint high up on the stick. That’s why you still get that huge, powerful booming shot but it requires a lot less material, specifically carbon fiber, to do that.

Flex Profile

Speaking of the flex profile, it’s still a mid-kick point but they went ahead and softened up the handle to make this a little bit more versatile than the pure power stick that Supreme has always been known for. So every ounce of energy you’re putting into the stick, you’re going to get out of it, no matter if it is a lower kick-style shot or a big slap shot.

Blade

In the blade, this is what they call their fast core technology, which is so much different than what we find in the 2S Pro ice hockey stick, which has a unique bladder-filled pressurized gel. On the inside, It utilizes an aero foam core throughout, except for through the sweet spot, where it uses a new material so this is going to be a little bit softer than the aero foam.

The aero foam is what we see in the Vapor line so the combination of these two materials really helps to reduce a lot of the weight but still gives you a nice soft feel in the blade where you need the utmost in that sweet spot.

Their Easton acquisition served as the inspiration for their bridge technology, which brings everything together. These carbon-fiber bridges run between the two different types of materials in there, helping to create a solid seal around the blade. Therefore, when you’re making those big shots, you will have that rigidity that you need to prevent it from twisting on big shots, as well as overall durability and feel.

Conclusion

As said, this Supreme ADV hockey stick weighs 370 grams, which is a huge reduction in weight from what we find in the 2’s pro stick. This is the lightest mid-kick stick on the market so if you’re looking for something that is mind-blowingly lightweight but you still need that aggressive, just pure hard shot velocity, this is a great look for you.

Comparing this to the vapor ADV, look-wise, it has a lot more pop highlighting than the sonic taper this year. Overall, it’s still pretty dark, especially as you get into the upper handle and you know that keeping that ADV alive and well.

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