WHAT IS BAUER OD1N?
BAUER OD1N is the most revolutionary line of equipment ever introduced to the sport of hockey. The BAUER OD1N product line includes a re-imagined hockey skate, a fully personalized protective body suit and an ultra lightweight, customized goal pad constructed with materials never before used in hockey
WHY WAS BAUER OD1N CREATED?
BAUER OD1N was developed to create hockey equipment that provides a significant on-ice advantage that can be scientifically proven. Bauer Hockey's industry-leading Research, Design and Development team in St Jerome, Quebec was challenged to create the future of hockey equipment, removing the typical restrictions such as materials, cost and commercialization process.
HOW LONG WAS BAUER OD1N IN DEVELOPMENT?
BAUER OD1N was more than two years in development.
WHAT ATHLETES DID BAUER HOCKEY WORK WITH FOR BAUER OD1N?
The BAUER OD1N product was developed alongside some of the game's best players including Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Nicklas Backstrom, Alex Ovechkin, Claude Giroux and Henrik Lundqvist. All six players played instrumental roles in the development process and continue to work with the company to fine tune the product in advance of international competition in February.
WHAT IS THE BENEFIT FOR PLAYERS WEARING BAUER OD1N?
All BAUER OD1N products provide significant on-ice performance advantages that have been scientifically proven. By wearing the BAUER ODIN skate, a player saves more than 1,000 pounds of lifted weight over the course of a regulation hockey game. A player wearing the BAUER OD1N Protective Body Suit will be a foot faster in a 50-foot sprint and a goaltender wearing BAUER OD1N Goal Pads can get to the top of the crease an inch faster and save more than 180 pounds of lifted weight over the course of a regulation game.
WHY DOES SOME OF THE BAUER OD1N PRODUCT LOOK SIMILAR TO EXISTING PRODUCT?
As a company with a deep-rooted heritage in hockey, it was important that the BAUER OD1N product be authentic to the sport. While some of the products may look similar to existing equipment, the materials and technologies used to create BAUER OD1N are unlike anything ever seen in hockey equipment. In addition, the benefits from wearing the BAUER OD1N product simply do not exist in other equipment.
WHAT DOES OD1N MEAN?
The BAUER OD1N name comes from the word Odin, which is the Russian word for one. Odin is also the god of battle, wisdom and learning in Norse mythology.
WHEN WILL PLAYERS START WEARING BAUER OD1N PRODUCT?
While some athletes have already started to wear BAUER OD1N products, the majority of athletes are expected to begin wearing the new product this month and work with the company to fine tune the product heading into international play in February.
WHEN WILL BAUER OD1N PRODUCTS BE AVAILABLE AT RETAIL?
The BAUER OD1N products were specifically designed for a select few athlete to be worn on the world's biggest stage in February. Although not yet available in stores, Bauer Hockey expects to utilize several of the advanced technologies created for the BAUER OD1N products in its upcoming consumer product launches. Moving forward, BAUER OD1N will be a platform of technology for Bauer Hockey to create game-changing technologies for all levels of players.