• n. Mythology: The Supreme Norse god of wisdom, culture and war.
  • n. Russian: The Russian word for ONE.
  • n. Hockey: The future of the game as we know it.

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The Future Is Now

Why the game will never be the same.

OD1N is by far the most revolutionary line of equipment the game has ever seen. The equipment, which took more than two years to develop and has never been seen before outside of the BAUER Labs, was specifically designed for a select few of the world's most elite-level athletes. These chosen few will start to wear the new gear this month and during international play in February.

How it came to life

The OD1N Project was a challenge given to our R+D Team in St. Jerome, Quebec. It was their mission to create the "concept car" of hockey equipment, but make it real enough to put into play at the highest level. They had no limits, only opportunities to push performance to the extreme. The result is BAUER OD1N.

"What is that?"

The BAUER OD1N product line looks different, because it is different. From a reimagined skate, to a fully personalized protective body suit and an ultra lightweight, customized goal pad constructed with materials never before used in hockey, each of the products was designed to provide a significant on-ice performance advantage that is scientifically proven.

Skate

The BAUER OD1N skate is the lightest hockey skate ever created and features the first-ever fully composite holder.

Measurable On-Ice Performance Benefit: By wearing the BAUER OD1N skate, a player is not only faster, but saves more than 1,000 pounds of lifted weight over the course of a regulation hockey game.

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Other features of the skate include:

  • Lightest skate to ever be developed. Nearly a third of the weight of the previously lightest Bauer skate.
  • Customized carbon composite blade holder creates lightest possible design and increases overall energy transfer, providing players with a quicker first step.
  • Redesigned and engineered boot construction optimizes overall weight reduction.
  • Boot features lightweight CURV® Composite material for extreme reduction in weight and increased support.
  • Internal boot construction features proprietary materials never before used in skate development.

Goal Pad

The BAUER OD1N Goal Pad is the first goal pad to utilize an outer foam layer, creating the lightest elite-level pad ever made. In addition to its lightweight properties, the pad features fully customized rebound control tailored to the specific needs of the athlete.

Measurable On-Ice Performance Benefit: By wearing the new OD1N goal pad, a goalie can move from the goal line to the top of the crease a full inch faster than when he is wearing traditional pads. A goalie also saves more than 180 pounds of lifted weight over the course of a regulation hockey game.

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Other features of the pad include:

  • More than one-third reduction in overall pad weight. The lightest elite-level pad ever created at four pounds.
  • Ability to customize rebound control by inserting different foams in strategic areas of the pad, providing custom rebound control unavailable in any other pad.
  • Outer pad shell comprised of one, seamless foam cover developed from materials never used before in goal pad construction. Traditional pads utilize an outer layer comprised of multiple parts sewn together.

Body Suit

The BAUER OD1N Protective Body Suit is comprised of a two-piece base layer system with ultra lightweight exposed protective pieces, creating a level of mobility, protection and weight reduction never before seen in hockey.

Measurable On-Ice Performance Benefit: In a 50-foot sprint (blue line to blue line), a player wearing the BAUER OD1N Protective Suit will cross the finish line nearly a foot faster compared to a player wearing traditional protective equipment.

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Other features include:

  • Reduction of more than four (4) pounds of overall weight—more than one-third the weight carried by players wearing traditional protective equipment.
  • Each protective suit is created using an optical body scan of each athlete for fully customized fit and protection.
  • Two-piece base layer system integrated with internal padding traditionally found on the inside of protective equipment (shoulder pads, elbow pads, shin guards).
  • Protective pieces developed from proprietary blend of composite material and high-end foams to dramatically reduce weight while increasing mobility and protection.
  • Unlike traditional materials used in today's protective equipment, the high-end foams and composites can be machine-customized to each individual player.