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Bauer’s New Equipment

from the CP at Sportsnet,

Bauer has unveiled new equipment for six NHL stars that it says represents “game-changing technology.”

The equipment manufacturer says its body suit and skates were designed to be so light that players could get to the puck almost a foot faster on a race from blue-line to blue-line, and new pads were made so goaltenders could get from the post to the top of the crease an inch faster.

If that is indeed the case, it could lead to more innovations in equipment from other manufacturers.

continued and below, check out the just released YouTube vid on the skates.  Also, here is Bauer's YouTube channel, where more videos are available.

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Paul's avatar

I’ve heard, so coming 2nd hand, skates cost over $1K.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 12/19/13 at 07:26 PM ET

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I imagine the suits probably come in around the same price.  It looks like each suit will have to be made to the individual players measurements.

Posted by wingsnut25 from Cheboygan, MI on 12/19/13 at 07:40 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

players could get to the puck almost a foot faster on a race from blue-line to blue-line, and new pads were made so goaltenders could get from the post to the top of the crease an inch faster.

But can they make the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs?

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 12/19/13 at 08:11 PM ET

shazam88's avatar

So I assume this was literally just unveiled today, because Giroux had his best game in like orever tonight, and, well, Lundqvist hasn’t exactly been lightning fast up to this point.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 12/19/13 at 10:34 PM ET

Mistercristo's avatar

Length is now a unit of time?  Congratulations, Bauer!  Truly “game-changing”.

Posted by Mistercristo from Cameron Frye's garage, circa 1987 on 12/19/13 at 11:02 PM ET

Hank1974's avatar

Great. So more blocked shots, more dangerous hits and less goals.

I also can’t help but laugh that none of these advancements ever seem to shrink the goalies upper-body gear.

Posted by Hank1974 on 12/20/13 at 06:15 AM ET

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