The high performance Spread Tow Fabric TeXtreme® is being used in Bauer's new Supreme Totalone ice hockey stick to advance its performance benefits; as unveiled on the 21th of October 2010.
The Supreme Totalone is the second stick for which Bauer has used TeXtreme® to enhance performance, this time resulting in a stick that is lighter and better balanced than its predecessors in the Supreme series.
"The lightweight advantages that come from TeXtreme® have not only made the stick lighter, they have also helped us to improve the stick's puck handling and pass reception properties, thanks to the lighter blade" says Adam Gans, Director of Product Development for sticks at Bauer Hockey Inc.
TeXtreme® is a Spread Tow carbon fabric that is used to make ultra light composites with improved mechanical performance. TeXtreme® uses two novel techniques to deliver the high quality material: Tow Spreading Technology and Tape Weaving Technology. The two techniques that make TeXtreme® unique include spreading a tow into a tape and then using these tapes to weave it into a fabric: Spread Tow Fabric.
Andreas Martsman, Vice President and head of Business Development at Oxeon, says: "We are happy to continue providing ultra light carbon fabric that really makes a difference to the products it is incorporated in and we hope that the Supreme Totalone stick will be as successful as previous sticks built with TeXtreme®, both to Bauer and to players."
About Oxeon Founded in 2003, Oxeon has quickly established itself as the market leader in Spread Tow reinforcements. Use of these Spread Tow carbon reinforcements increases the mechanical performance of composite material products and reduces the weight. Utilization of Oxeon's TeXtreme® Spread Tow Fabrics and TeXero® Spread Tow Tapes by manufacturers of advanced aerospace, automotive, racing, industrial and sports products in applications that have critical material performance requirements has affirmed the significance of Oxeon's ultra light materials.
About Bauer Hockey Bauer Hockey is the world's most recognized designer, marketer and manufacturer of hockey equipment. Founded in Kitchener, Ontario in 1927, Bauer Hockey developed the first skate with a blade attached to a boot, forever changing the game of hockey. Since then, Bauer Hockey has continued to develop the most sought after products in the industry, including the widely successful Supreme and Vapor lines of products.