Bauer Nexus 1N GripTac Senior Hockey Stick - '16 Model
The Nexus lineup from Bauer is all about allowing you to set your sights and hit your target every time. As Bauer’s TRU mid-kick flex profile this Nexus model has become one of the most sought after sticks amongst NHL players. The Nexus family features Sweet Spot Technology, an enlarged mid kick zone that Bauer has re-engineered to allow for more efficient loading and energy transfer in your shot. The stick reacts to the position of your bottom hand to help you hit your target on a more consistent basis.
The Nexus 1N is a true one-piece stick which means that through the single molding process, which Bauer refers to as their Monocomp Technology, they can remove excess material all while improving balance and ensuring performance consistency. This is the main reason why this stick is as light as it is. Bauer also uses its exclusive TeXtreme® technology, which is a strong carbon fiber that is 20% lighter than conventional carbon. The eLASTech resin system (reinforcements in the resin that help reduce the spread of micro-fractures) helps extend the life of the sticks ""pop"" while enhancing the overall durability of the stick. The square shaft shape with double-concave walls is preferred among pros, and provides a nice secure grip no matter what shot you are taking. The Nexus 1N is available in a nice matte finish or with the Griptac finish.
Moving further down the stick, you will find the Nexus Power Taper. Sometimes referred to as the .520 power taper, this means a little more thickness in the hosel of the taper to boost torsional stiffness in order to allow you to maximize the load. Bauer's expanded throat of the Pure Shot Blade Profile also means less torquing and twisting, thus improving accuracy and blade control.
The blade of the Nexus 1N stick features the Power Sense Core 2. This energy absorbent core maximizes power and feel for the puck. There is also a lightweight Aero Foam 3 component in the heel that improves balance and core stability. The blade wrap features the same TeXtreme® technology that is used in the shaft and is finished with a light texture to the outer coating. If you are someone who only tapes a portion of the blade, that texture is going to provide an extra bite on the puck.