The Vapor X3.5 roller skate is a solid performance-level skate for the player looking to enhance their game at the right price. These skates are also ideal for beginners and those just getting used to skating on roller skates. It features a 3D polycarb quarter package, a HI-LO Ventilation Steel chassis, and HI-LO Street wheels. Although set up for play outdoors, they can still offer reliable competitive play with a change of wheels.
The skate uses a 3D polycarb quarter package, which is durable and a little more forgiving for players who are still figuring out their skating style. The TPR outsole complements the softer boot with its own give, making the skate more enhanced for learning players. Bauer implemented their standard-sized toe cap for enhanced comfort, specifically for newer players getting used to roller skates.
The liner in the Vapor X3.5 skate is a one-piece antimicrobial liner that repels bacteria and odour while offering solid support. It is designed to keep you rooted in place while you play, making skating more comfortable and efficient.
The Vapor X3.5 skate uses a 40oz. felt tongue with a mesh insert for a good combination of comfort and coverage. The thick 40oz. felt wraps neatly around your foot and gives good protection against lace bite. This is a classic choice for skate tongues and offers great forward flex.
The HI-LO Ventilation Steel chassis on the skate keeps it durable and able to last for quite a while. The setup puts two larger wheels (80mm) in the back and two smaller wheels (76mm) in the front for enhanced forward lean, increasing power and promoting better stride.
The Vapor X3.5 skate comes with HI-LO Street wheels, ideal for play on rougher, outdoor ground, such as asphalt. They have an 82A hardness to maximize grip and durability. The small core with a single durometer helps the urethane flex for even better grip, and the tapered style synergizes well with those who value speed and agility in their skating.
If you plan to play competitively indoors on smoother surfaces, it is recommended that you use softer wheels for enhanced performance in that environment.
The Bauer Vapor X3.5 Roller Hockey Skate in Senior is available in 7-10 in full and half sizings; sizes 11-12 are available in full sizes.