10 24 2017

Bauer Nexus 1000 Senior Hockey Stick Review

Bauer Nexus 1000 Senior Hockey Stick Review

Not wanting to stand on its laurels, Bauer introduced a brand new line of hockey equipment at the beginning of this season. They were not content with having the Supreme and Vapor lines. They felt that there was a need for third line, Nexus, to compliment the other two lines and provide maximum selection for the consumers.

Bauer Nexus 1

Hockey Gear Review has been lucky enough to get our mitts on a Bauer Nexus 1000 Senior Hockey Stick and after an extended period of time are able to tell you what we think of it. First, lets talk about the specs of our stick.

Bauer Nexus 2

HGR’s Bauer Nexus Specs:

  • Right Hand
  • 87 Flex
  • P91a (Staal) Curve
  • ½” Mid Heel Curve
  • Open Wedge Face
  • Rounded Toe
  • Lie 6

These specs are pretty much the standard for any stick that we get to try out. Now on to the stick; I love the graphics of the stick. It has a sleek-looking black base with silver accents. It has the Bauer word mark at the bottom of the shaft and it is not over powering the look of the stick. It also features Bauer’s customary checkered blade look. Overall, the Nexus is a fine-looking stick.

Bauer Nexus 3

So how does the stick play? The Nexus has a nice feel in your hands and is well-balanced. Considering how light the stick is and feels, it has tremendous strength to it. That is due to Bauer using its exclusive TeXtreme technology, which is a carbon fiber that is 20% lighter than regular fibers. I liked the double concave shaft, which helped me grip the stick. Sometimes the shaft doesn’t feel right but that wasn’t a problem with the Nexus. I prefer a non-grip finish but it does come with a Griptac finish as well.

Bauer Nexus 4

I found that my shots were pretty accurate and hard but that it didn’t quite have the feel that I was hoping for. I’ll admit that I don’t have the greatest hands but I can give and receive a pass. I noticed that sometimes that my saucer passes just wouldn’t come off like they would with other sticks and that the passes would bounce off a little more often. The blade does feature a Power Core 4 blade and has Aero Foam in the heel, so it should have played better than it did. The blade also features a sand paperish coating that should have helped keep the puck on the blade a little better. Of course, like all sticks, the more you use the stick, the more accustom you become with it. Over time, my passing improved but I would have liked it to not have been a problem of the hop.

Bauer Nexus 6

Pros:

  • Great look
  • Many blade pattern choices and grip/ non-grip choice
  • Hard accurate shots
  • Well balanced
  • Light

Cons:

  • Stiff blade
  • Took time to get used to it
  • Passes didn’t always come off clean

Bauer Nexus 5

If you are in the market for a high-end stick and you are a wrister/snapper kinda guy, then the Bauer Nexus 1000 Senior Hockey stick is for you. If you are blessed with good hands, then it should be a smooth transition for you. If you are hands challenged (like me), then you may find the blade a little stiff but with time you should get used to it. Priced at $249.99, you should be expecting a high stick and I think that for the most part, it delivers.

Hockey Gear Review recommends the Bauer Nexus 1000 Hockey Stick for intermediate to high-end hockey players.

Rating: ★★★★☆

Bauer Nexus 6

 

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