The 2017 Nexus lineup from Bauer is all about allowing you to hit what you’re aiming for every time. As Bauer’s TRU mid-kick flex profile this Nexus construction has become one of the most sought after sticks amongst NHL players. This year the revamped N8000 features Bauer’s Sweet Spot Technology, an enlarged mid kick zone that Bauer has re-engineered to allow for more efficient loading and energy transfer in your shot. The stick reacts to the position of your bottom hand to help you hit your target on a more consistent basis.
The Nexus N8000 features a proven traditional fused construction composed primarily of a lightweight 3K woven carbon fiber which can clearly be seen throughout the shaft. The N8000 is well-balanced and lightweight, but it is slightly heavier than the N9000 due to its higher content of fiberglass. Probably the biggest change to this stick is going to be with the introduction of Bauer’s Control Shaft geometry. In order to improve grip and contact with the stick, the N8000 comes tooled with shaft corners that have been made 14% rounder than the previous Nexus geometry. Many have called this shaft type a kind of hybrid between both the Vapor and Supreme shaft geometries. The Control Shaft essentially has similarly rounded corners of the Vapor line with the thickness of the Supreme line. To finish off this new rounded feel the N8000 will only be available in a nice Griptac finish.
Moving further down the stick, you will find the Power Profile Dual Taper. This is a moderate taper that provides a little more thickness in the hosel of the tapered area to boost torsional stiffness and durability in order to allow you to more easily load up for powerful shots. Bauer's expanded throat of the Pure Shot Blade Profile also means less torquing and twisting, thus improving accuracy and blade control.
Moving down to the blade, the internals are composed of a dual density foam core blade which still has a softer feel to help compliment the Sweet Spot Mid Kick point. This is all wrapped up in a BimaX 3K composite weave; a carbon weave material known for its high tensile strength which is going to add performance and durability at this price point.
A competitive level stick that provides elite level carbon fiber construction to provide great balance, feel and control over the puck
Kick Point/Flex Profile
Nexus TRU Mid-kick flex profile with improved Sweet Spot Technology
3K carbon fiber w/ fused construction
Control Shaft - Double concave walls
Power Profile Dual Taper
Dual density core blade, Pure Shot blade profile
BimaX 3K carbon fiber construction