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Bauer Vapor X200 Ice Hockey Skates
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Description

VAPOR SKATE FIT

The Bauer Vapor X200 Junior Ice Hockey Skates are a perfect entry level Ice Hockey Skate for those who prefer Bauer's famous tapered fit Vapor Boot with it's aggressive stance making sure you stay on your toes in every Ice Hockey game and will always be first to the puck!

Skate more agility in this tapered- fitting skate. With a standard fit in the toe box and a narrower V-fit in the ankle and heel, players can accelerate and turn in the ultimate skate built for quickness and mobility. The Bauer Vapor X200 Junior Ice Hockey Skate is an ideal skate for players looking to up their game at a reasonable cost.

R Width

•Quarter Package

Premium nylon

•Lining Material

Microfiber

•Ankle Padding

Patented integrated anatomical heel/ankle support

•Tongue Construction

Anatomical felt

•Footbed

Shaped EVA

•Outsole

Injected TPR

•Blade Holder

TUUK LIGHTSPEED Pro

•Runner

TUUK Stainless Steel

Size guide

FINDING THE RIGHT SIZE:

When choosing a skate size there are three key elements to look into. The first is overall skate size, the second is skate width and finally skate shape/profile. Below we have put together some information to help you with this choice for the Bauer skate range. If you need any further assistance please don’t hesitate to contact us.

PLEASE NOTE THE INFORMATION PROVIDED HERE IS A GUIDE ONLY & DOES NOT GUARANTEE A PERFECT FIT. THE CUSTOMER MUST CHECK THE SIZE & FIT THEMSELVES WHEN RECEIVING HOME DELIVERY OF ANY SKATES PRIOR TO SKATING, BAKING OR INDEPENDANT SHARPENING OF RECEIVED SKATES. TO CHECK CORRECT SIZING WE SUGGEST TAKING THE INSOLE OF THE SKATE OUT, PLACING IT ON THE FLOOR AND STANDING ON IT WITH YOUR FOOT WITH YOUR HEEL AGAINST THE BACK OF THE INSOLE. THERE SHOULD BE 0.5cm GAP BETWEEN YOUR BIGGEST TOE AND THE END OF THE INSOLE IF YOU HAVE STOPPED GROWING AND 1cm IF YOU ARE STILL GROWING. YOUR TOES SHOULD NOT TOUCH THE VERY FRONT OF THE SKATES WHEN STANDING IN THEM WITH THE LACES TIED AND YOUR HEELS SHOULD NOT LIFT WHEN WALKING IN THE SKATES WITH THE LACES TIED TIGHTLY.

BEST OVERALL SIZE:

On our site we have made sure to provide where possible the official brand skate size, the European shoe size equivalent as well as the UK shoe size equivalent to make it easier to pick the correct skates for you.

Another method available is to measure the length of your foot by placing it on a piece of paper and drawing round it with a pen (Making sure the pen is perpendicular to the foot during drawing). After this, measure the length of your drawing along it's longest point (from heel to the end of your biggest toe). Below is a chart of Bauer skate sizes and the lengths of the inside of the skates. You can use this to match up the length of your drawing with the length of the inside of the skates and pick the best fit for you. We suggest repeating this exercise for both feet.

Please note adults should select a skate measurement up to 0.5cm bigger than their drawing to allow for breathing room. Where as a still growing child should take a skate length that is up to 1cm bigger than their foot measurement to allow for growing room. 

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Skate Widths & Fit:

It is important to note the width the skates your interested in are listed as. Skate widths are noted by letters that range from C to EE. C being a thinner skate for narrower feet and EE being the widest possible. If you have wider or thinner feet it may be worth noting this as Ice Hockey skates tend to come as a D or R (For Regular) width as standard. You can get skates in these different widths but they often have to be ordered in.

SKATE WIDTHS

C = NARROW, D = STANDARD, R = WIDER STANDARD, E = WIDE, EE= WIDEST 

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EACH WIDTH IS ROUGHLY 2/10" or 5mm

The best method to work out your skate width at home is to take your foot drawing (As mentioned in the "Best Overall Size section) and measure the distance across the widest part of your foot.  Then if you divide your foot length by your foot width you obtain what is called your foot width ratio.  It is a rough method that gives you a general idea of which width will be best. The key thing to remember is that it doesn't take into account your instep size.

If you take your foot width ratio and compare it to the below image it should give you an idea of roughly which width would be best in which fit.

Using the image below you can see that if you have a width ratio above 3.0 your foot would be more suited to Low Volume boot like the Bauer Vapor in a regular or D width.  If your ratio is 3.0 or just either side then you could either opt to select a medium volume boot like the Bauer Supreme in a regular or D width or go for the Bauer Vapor fit in a EE width.

If your ratio is between 2.5 and 3.0 then you would probably find a medium volume boot like the Bauer Supreme in a regular or D width will fit best.  Again if you are very close to a 3.0 (Say a 2.9) you could opt to go for a Vapor fit in a EE width.  Also if your ratio is 2.5 exactly you could opt to go for High Volume boot like the Bauer Nexus in a regular or D width or to go for a Bauer Supreme boot in a EE width.

Finally if your ratio is less than 2.5 then you should opt for a Bauer Nexus fit in a regular or EE width.  If it is quite a bit lower than 2.5 then a Nexus fit in an EE width would be the best.

Again the ratio doesn't take into account instep so if you know you have a higher instep or have suffered from lace bite in the past you might consider sliding up the scale to accommodate.  For example if your foot ratio is 2.9 but you have a high instep it may be worth going to either the EE width in the vapor fit or sliding up to the Supreme fit in a regular or D width.

Hopefully this information is helpful as it is the best information would can present online and doesn't guarantee a perfect fit or accommodate personal preference but will hopefully at least point you in the correct direction.

Bauer Skate Ratio

Skate Shapes/Profiles:

Different skate models tend to have different shapes to them, so if you have a wider heel but a smaller ball of your foot it may be worth looking into a skate shape that will accommodate that. Here is how the ice hockey skate models shape out.

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Skate Baking:

Entry level ice/inline hockey skates can be broken in within a few sessions however the higher level models are often a lot stiffer to offer more support meaning they are harder to break in.

One way to speed up this process is to have your skates baked. This process involves heating up your skates briefly so that they are soft.  You then put your skates on and leave them to harden again so they form more to your foot.  This should only be done by a professional store/rink with an official skate bake oven.  Doing this yourself at home will void your warranty.

You should really aim to bake skates that are listed as "thermoformable". These skates have thermoformable plastics inside the upper part of the skates that when heated become moldable.  Skates without this plastic wont receive much benefit from being baked.

Below are a list of skates on the current market that are thermoformable.

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Understanding Skate Sharpening

Every pair of Hockey or figure skates purchased from us have the option of having the first sharpen done for free by us at your chosen radius! To have your skates sharpened to your specifications either let us know when you buy your skates in our showroom or specify your radius when ordering the skates via drop down boxes on the individual items on this site.

For information and help on selecting the correct radius for you please see the below article.

Radius Explained

EVOLUTION SKATES would like to help players understand the technical side of sharpening to better determine what is the right fit for them.

The radius may be the most important thing regarding skate sharpening, yet also the most misunderstood. Most skaters don't know about setting up for a custom radius to suite your specific skating style. However, even minor changes in the radius will make the skate react and feel very differently. Therefore, we thought we would take a short bit of time to explain this to people if they are interested.

What is the Radius?

The radius is sometimes referred to as the hollow or groove. I'm willing to bet that you were never asked by a local shop or rink what radius you would like ground onto your skates!! That's partially because a lot of the people working there don't understand it properly. Also, the skate shops & rinks don't want to take time to readjust and re-dress their wheels to a new radius. this results in using up the wheel much more quickly, again cutting into their profit margins! So, most skate shops simply leave their diamond dresser set up at a "mid-point" around 1/2" which is a 8/16th" radius.

A SMALLER RADIUS results in a "deeper hollow", more pronounced tips, a "sharper" feel (we'll address sharpness next), and more edges (surface area). With more surface area in contact with the ice, the skater feels more grip, but also results in more drag (slightly slower).

A LARGER RADIUS results in the opposite: a more "shallow hollow", less pronounced tips, a "no so sharp feel", and less surface area in contact with the ice. This gives the feeling of less grip, but also gives much less drag (faster).

What is Sharp?

If someone makes a comment after a new sharpening that their skates aren't "sharp", what they really mean to say is that "This skate does not have enough edge to suit my skating style". Olympic speed skaters actually have their skates honed with no radius (just flat). They are looking for maximum glide. Obviously they have to be extremely careful in corners without the benefit of even a small radius to help in grabbing the ice (that is why when they fall it is almost always during a cross over in a corner). But, don't ever think these skates aren't sharp!

What Size Radius is Right for Me?

So, the all important question becomes: "What radius should I have on my skates?" The local shops & rinks don't even ask you what you want. Instead, they just stick with one size and sharpen all their skates to that size. When it comes to radii, one size does NOT fit all! There are many different things to take into account in determining the proper radius. Even after settling on one, you may want to make small adjustments on subsequent sharpenings to "fine tune" to your personal taste.

The factors that go into determining your radius include weight, skating style (skater assignment), and ice temperature, and skill level. We will look at these in more detail here.

WEIGHT- An extremely light skater can tolerate very small radii (deep hollow). Because of their lighter weight, they do not cause the skate to "dig" into the ice as much. A heavy skater trying to skate on a small radius will bite into the ice so hard they will have trouble stopping without chatter or going over the top of their skates. They will also lose glide to excess friction and be working harder. Of course, they will hold a very tight turn! Based upon weight, a general starting point would be as follows: very light (6/16th"); average (10/16th"); heavy (12/16th"); hockey goalie (14/16th"-20/16").

HOCKEY PLAYERS- 1/2" or 8/16th" Is the most common radius used however forwards will generally prefer smaller radii than defensemen of the same weight. According to a recent study of all NHL players 47% choose to skate on a 1/2" = 8/16th" ROH. The next most common ROH in the NHL is 5/8" = 10/16th" ROH. Goalies continue to have very large radii to "kick out" the puck without catching an edge.

FIGURE SKATERS: - Kids under 60lbs usually skate on 6/16th" radii. A 7/16th" radius will take care of most skaters above this. When in a professional program, it is best to discuss proper radii with the instructor, based upon the type of programs they will be performing.

RECREATIONAL SKATERS: - Again the most commonly used radi is 8/16th" but some skaters may prefer more glide and may prefer a 10/16th". Again this comes down to personal preference.

BANDY: Skaters prefer very shallow hollows to permit more glide, due to the increased skating times and larger playing surface.

ICE TEMPERATURE-Optimum ice temperature for a rink is usually around 25 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures from 17-23 is considered "hard hockey ice". 25-26 degrees is considered good figure skating ice. Usually on colder/harder ice, people prefer a slightly smaller radius (and vice versa)

SKILL LEVEL-As people get advanced and along the professional ranking, they tend to use smaller radii, as they have the combination of leg/ankle strength and talent to "get away with it".

Proper Skate Sharpening

For proper sharpening, the radius of hollow must be centered down the middle of a skate blade. This results in an equal bite angle on both inside and outside edges.

An off-center sharpening will result in one edge being higher than the other and different bite angles from edge to edge. Most sharpening machines require the operator to center the grinding wheel on the skate blade by eye. Therefore, the training, judgement, and conscientiousness of the operator can greatly affect the quality of the sharpening.

Delivery

EXPRESS SHIPPING VIA FEDEX OR 1st CLASS ROYAL MAIL for:

Free FOR Orders £50 & Over. £3.95 for all other orders.

  • Order cut off time for same day dispatch is 2pm
  • After dispatch most deliveries will take place next working day however some Northern Scottish deliveries take 2 working days & some areas are not supported by express shipping (See below).
  • We only dispatch & Deliver on working days (Mon-Fri, not including UK Bank Holidays)
  • Delivery is an all day timeslot
  • A signature is required upon delivery

STANDARD SHIPPING VIA COURIER:

Free FOR Orders £50 & Over. £2.95 for all other orders.

  • Order cut off time for same day dispatch is 2pm
  • Delivery in 2-4 working days
  • Some areas of Northern Scotland, the Highlands & Islands may take up to 7 working days.
  • We only dispatch on working days (Mon-Fri, not including UK Bank Holidays)
  • Delivery is an all day timeslot
  • A signature is required upon delivery

2nd Class Royal mail shipping available for smaller items:

Free FOR Orders £50 & Over. £1.99 for all other orders.

  • Order cut off time for same day dispatch is 2pm
  • 3 Day Delivery (UK 2nd Class) 5-7 Days (BT/AB Postcodes, Highlands/Islands)
  • Delivery is an all day timeslot
  • A Signature may be required upon delivery

STANDARD EU INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING VIA UPS:

£14 for all orders

France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Belguim, Finland, Sweden, Portugal & Spain ONLY

  • Delivery will take 2-3 working days for Germany & France
  • Delivery will take 3-7 working days for all other countries
  • Order cut off time for same day dispatch is 9am
  • We only dispatch on working days (Mon-Fri, not including UK Bank Holidays)
  • Delivery is an all day timeslot
  • A Signature is required upon delivery

STANDARD USA INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING VIA UPS:

£30 for all orders.

  • Order cut off time for same day dispatch is 9am (UK Time)
  • Delivery in 3 working days
  • We only dispatch on working days (Mon-Fri, not including UK Bank Holidays)
  • Delivery is an all day timeslot
  • A signature is required upon delivery

Shipping details

Express/Courier delivery is only available to Mainland UK with the following postcode exceptions:

AB31-AB38, AB41-42, AB43-AB45, AB51-AB56, BT, FK19-FK21, GY, HS1-HS9, IM1-IM9, IM99, IV1-IV28, IV30-IV32, IV36, IV41-IV56, JE, KW1-KW17, KA27-KA28, PA20-PA49, PA60-PA78, PH1, PH5-10, PH15-PH44, PO30-PO41, TR21-TR25, ZE1-ZE3.

These postcode areas will qualify for standard courier and/or postal delivery only.

Hockey sticks can only be delivered to areas available to our Express Couriers so cannot be delivered to the above listed postcodes.

During the checkout stage you will be notified which delivery options are available to you based on your shopping cart as well as the cost involved.

All delivery charges are a flat rate for your order as a whole, there will only be one delivery made and one price to pay for each individual order made.

Delivery Terms

All deliveries are made Monday-Friday with the exception of Royal Mail deliveries which will be delivered as per the postal times in your area.

All deliveries are all day timeslots.

Outside the UK we only deliver to France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Holland, Finland, Sweeden, Portugal Spain, Italy & the USA.  We do not deliver to the Channel Islands or to PO Box/ BPFO addresses

As with any shipment, a delay or loss of goods is possible. In such a case, the carrier shall start an investigation. Every effort is made, for as long as necessary, to find the package. If the package is not found, the carrier will reimburse MDE Sports UK LTD, who will deliver a new, identical package to the customer free of charge.

We shall not be held responsible for delayed delivery times due to the carrier, including for the loss of goods, bad weather or strikes.

Any goods that are left at the customers (Or another) property at the customers instruction to either MDE Sports UK LTD or one of our couriers will be left at the customers own risk and will not be refunded or replaced in the event of theft, loss or damage.

All special delivery instructions are advisory and will not be considered if they contradict the delivery terms (IE: "Leave in porch" when a signature is required for delivery).  Special instructions that are followed are at the customers instruction, if instructions are followed orders will not be refunded or replaced in the event of theft, loss or damage.

Returns

Non Faulty Items

Non-faulty items must be sent back in their original packaging in an unused condition within 14 days of receiving the goods (This does not include items that have had custom work done to them at the customers request such as blade or chassis attachment, conversions etc as they are non returnable). They must be returned “As New“ and deemed in a re sellable condition by MDE Sports UK LTD Members of staff. The Customer will be responsible for returning the products back to the Showroom / Head Office address and would have to cover any postage costs incurred on all returns. A full refund of the item and delivery costs will be sent to the customer proving the above conditions are met.

MDE Sports UK LTD will be entitled to make a deduction from the refund for any diminution in value of the returned goods due to use which goes beyond the sort of handling that might reasonably be allowed in our Showroom.  The original delivery charges would however be refunded at our basic cost rate, if the customer has selected an express or next day option the difference will not be refunded.  

After 14 days of receiving your items there is no longer a right to return non faulty items for a refund unless discretion is used by the MDE Sports UK LTD Management team.  If a refund is authorised at this point then, along with a re stocking fee of 25% of the item cost, the original delivery charges will be deducted from your overall refund amount.

Items purchased from our Showroom are not covered by Distance Selling Regulations.  Items cannot be returned unless they are damaged or faulty.

Faulty Or Damaged Items

Any damaged or faulty items reported within 30 days of the delivery date can be returned for a free of charge replacement or full refund including delivery charges and there will be no re stocking fee to return the damaged items to us. 

After 30 days of the delivery date a replacement will be the only option offered unless we are unable to provide a replacement or discretion is used by the MDE Sports UK LTD Management team. 

MDE Sports UK LTD are responsible for repairs, replacements or partial refunds for 6 years after your purchase date.  However after the first 6 months has passed it will be up to the customer to independently prove there is a manufacturing defect with the products by providing an independent report and failure to do so will result in no action taken by MDE Sports UK LTD.  The report must be from a registered expert and sent to our email address or postal address on the independent company’s official documents with a full breakdown of the issues or it will not be considered. Any product that is deemed to have become faulty through customer misuse rather than via manufacturing defect will not be eligible for a replacement or refund.

Please be aware that due to nature of the sports we supply MDE Sports UK LTD staff may request a photo of the damaged item at any stage to verify if the item is covered by any guarantee due to the type of damage that has been sustained.

Please see below for items that are not guaranteed:

Hockey Sticks, Shafts, Blades

These items are not guaranteed as they are of high risk of breaking through general usage.

Skates Damaged by Incorrect Sizing

If skates have become damaged due to a customer purchasing the incorrect size they will not be eligible for a replacement or refund.  This is only applicable to online sales as we are unable to select the correct sizes for you. We do our best to provide you with size measuring charts and other help but cannot guarantee correct sizing as help we can provide online and over the phone is limited and it will be the customers responsibility to check the fit is correct when the item is delivered prior to use. 

Damage due to incorrect sizing is very apparent and a customer may be asked to send a photo of a damaged skate if we suspect this to be the case. 

Any sizing issues of skates purchased at our showroom can be bought back immediately for a free exchange or refund (Provided the skates were tried on in store and we fitted you, if we did not have the opportunity to fit the skates then it would be the same process as the online purchases).  You must bring your original receipt with you or our staff will not be able to offer you a refund however an exchange may be offered.

Skateboards / Longboards / Cruisers

Skateboard custom setups are custom made item and cannot be returned.  Snapped or cracked boards cannot be returned as they are of high risk of breaking through general usage.

Certain Consumables

Worn items through general use are not covered.  This includes wheels and bearings or other ware and tear parts such as sole plates, astro nuts, rising pads, grip tape etc.

Any made to measure goods, any personalised goods, any goods that have been ordered specially and any underwear / base layer goods cannot be returned. 

CD's, videos, games and DVDs will not be accepted unless they are returned sealed in their original factory wrapping.

Magazines cannot be returned.

Any items of clothing must be unworn, all tags and stickers attached and in its original packaging.

Completing A Return

IMPORTANT ensure when returning products to us to please include a note that states your order number, name, delivery address and postcode as well as why your are returning the item and what action needs taking. If you are returning your item for a size exchange please include the size/item you would like returning to you. Without this we will not know who has returned the item or the action required and it cannot be processed.  We would suggest that you keep a note of your order number in case you need to contact us regarding your return. Please make sure to return your item in an unused and resealable condition, as new and in safe additional packaging for return transportation. Any damage to the item during return transportation will impact upon your refund/exchange.

All refunds will be required to be returned in / to the original method of payment.  This includes promotional vouchers and discount codes which will also be returned of the amount originally paid in this way only.

All refunds (With the exception of cash in our Showroom) will be keyed once we have possession of the returning items and can then take up to 7 working days to be returned to the customers account.  MDE Sports UK LTD will process any agreed refunds immediately however the transaction must go through the standard banking procedure before it reaches you, this is outside of our control and any complaints regarding this matter should be followed up with your bank.  Please note this is the same process when you make your payment and although your money will leave your account immediately it will go through the same process before reaching our accounts.

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VAPOR SKATE FIT

The Bauer Vapor X200 Junior Ice Hockey Skates are a perfect entry level Ice Hockey Skate for those who prefer Bauer's famous tapered fit Vapor Boot with it's aggressive stance making sure you stay on your toes in every Ice Hockey game and will always be first to the puck!

Skate more agility in this tapered- fitting skate. With a standard fit in the toe box and a narrower V-fit in the ankle and heel, players can accelerate and turn in the ultimate skate built for quickness and mobility. The Bauer Vapor X200 Junior Ice Hockey Skate is an ideal skate for players looking to up their game at a reasonable cost.

R Width

•Quarter Package

Premium nylon

•Lining Material

Microfiber

•Ankle Padding

Patented integrated anatomical heel/ankle support

•Tongue Construction

Anatomical felt

•Footbed

Shaped EVA

•Outsole

Injected TPR

•Blade Holder

TUUK LIGHTSPEED Pro

•Runner

TUUK Stainless Steel