Step into the future!
Bauer and the Rochester Ice Center Pro Shop are excited to announce the launch of the BAUER 3D Skate Lab! After several years of research, design and development, the innovative 3D skate scanner brings cutting-edge technology that enables our BAUER skate fitting experts to find the best fit for YOUR game.
The 3D Skate Lab is a scanner created in collaboration with Volumental, a Swedish startup specializing in foot scanning and sizing, that creates an interactive 3D model of the player's feet in just five seconds.
Players can create an account within the 3D Skate Lab to keep track of their sizing and skate fit progression. This is ideal for younger players who are still growing and can help their skate-fitting expert ensure they get the correct size every time they grow.
Once the player steps into the scanner, his feet will then be analyzed and the sizing, width, and measurements will be displayed on an iPad. Finally, the player will be able to see which Bauer skate family - either Vapor or Supreme - will fit his feet best and improve his skating performance.
The results are often very surprising. Many players have a false perception of their skate size or fit type because it's something they either "just know," were improperly sized when they started playing, or they wanted to wear the same gear as their favorite NHL player. Sometimes it's even a combination of all of those factors!
Players who have been wearing a different skate family than what the scanner recommends can also see how it is negatively affecting their skating performance with just one tap. If the scanner recommends Vapor skates and the player wants Supreme skates, they can see all of the empty space on the top portion of the foot. That is wasted space that will cause the player's feet to move inside the skate, resulting in a loss of balance and a poor skating stride.
The technology found in the Bauer 3D Skate Lab and the experience from Rochester Ice Center Pro Shops skate-fitting experts will get every player in the best-fitting skate possible. Stop by Rochester Ice Center Pro Shop to get your feet perfectly sized into some brand new skates today!