The Bauer Supreme S170 Goalie Skates are recommended for Rec thru AA travel hockey levels.
Bauer Supreme S170 Goalie Skates
New for 2016 is the Bauer Supreme S170 Goalie Skates. Not many goalies skates have generated the amount of buzz that the new Bauer Supreme goalie skates have because of a unique feature, or should we say lack of a feature. The new Bauer Supreme goalie skates no longer have the traditional plastic cowling that has been used on every pair of goalie skates for the past several generations. In an effort to make the Supreme goalie skates as light as possible, Bauer has removed the cowlings and added a stronger toe cap. The TPR outsole also gives extra protection along the sides of the foot. By eliminating the cowling, these goalie skates drop considerably in weight. Also new for the Supreme goalie skates is the Vortex holder, this holder sits taller then past cowlings and allows for a more aggressive blade angle. The blade is also removable and for 2016 and all Supreme goalie skates will use the 3mm wide runners.
The Supreme S170 junior goalie skate is going to be a great junior option in our opinion. The younger goalies need something that is lightweight and the new technology that Bauer uses creates a much lighter junior goalie skate. The features of the Bauer S170 junior goalie skate have several advantages for a young growing goalie. The bottom skate strap on the goalie leg pad can be used in the traditional spot under the goalies heel (through the skate holder) or it can be moved up to the Lundqvist loop which allows the pad to sit higher on the goalies leg. When a goalie buys a new leg pad, they can start this strap in the traditional location and as they grow, move the strap up to the Lundqvist loop which allows more growing room in the leg pads. The blade itself is also uses a 3mm runner which also sits taller then past cowling/runners combinations. It is always nice to get a young goalie taller and create a more aggressive skate angle, which the Supreme S170 goal skate does.
Bauer Supreme S170 Goalie Skates Features
- Tech-mesh boot construction
- Asymmetric goalie specific boot design
- Asymmetric extended felt tongue
- EVA footbed with ERGOTOE protection
- VERTEXX EDGE goalie holder
- TPR outsole
- New goalie specific toe cap
- 3mm LS1G removable runner
- Lundqvist loop
Sharpening A Goalie Skate – Hybrid Vs. Coverage Styles
It is very easy for Goalies Plus to sell you a pair of goalie skate and be done with it. We do not work that way and want to give some pointers moving forward to help maximize your skating potential. First and foremost, goalie skates do not come sharpened out of the box. They must be sharpened before you take the ice. We can sharpen your skates before they ship upon request. Second, what hallow should you get your skates sharpened at? This is more difficult because you need to take several things into account: goalie weight, ice conditions, style of play, age & experience. All of these factors can be a deciding factor when getting your skates sharpened but we are going to focus on the hybrid and coverage playing styles . As a rule of thumb, we say the hybrid goalie likes a sharpness between a 1/2 and 5/8 inch hallow. This gives the goalie the best of both worlds; side bite for t-pushes and butterfly slides and also the freedom for movement in the shuffle as well. The hybrid goalie is looking for a little of everything and the 1/2 to 5/8 hallow gives them this. For the coverage “butterfly” style goalie, we recommend loading up on edge and going with a 3/8 hallow. This will give a ton of side bite in the t-push and butterfly slide techniques. It will take away some mobility in the shuffle but generally this goalies uses that technique very little. More edge equals more power, if you have more side bite you can generate more power, it is simple physics.
This product is warranted against defects in manufacturing and workmanship per the following terms:
Warranty: 90 days from the consumer date of purchase
Who Should I Contact?
If it is within 90 days of your purchase, please return to the retailer where you purchased your item for assistance with warranty. While warranty exceptions are unlikely, if it has been more than 90 days since your purchase and you have the original receipt from an authorized BAUER dealer, you may contact us: