Thanks guys, I seriously appreciate the feedback!
On the subject of the video, I kicked off when the guy took off his mask, (I wasn't there at the filming) but this was just to give you an idea of what it looked like in action, now we have the final production model that video will be retired and replaced, and I'll have a lot more input!
To the guy who says it looks hot as hell, I thought the same, so we have mesh venting between the thighs, down the outside of the legs (where hits would be glancing a worst) and under the arms as you would with a pro jersey.
In terms of flexibility, the panel breaks are at key points to allow freedom of movement, and adjustable straps are added to size the suit perfectly for the player.
The panels themselves are semi rigid, and you can certainly still feel the hits, but the panel spreads the impact, reducing point pressure. The ridges in the padding, although they look a bit like the Proto vest, they are higher density and a little less bouncy.
Mike has the idea down to a tee - it's to get players over the initial fear and into playing, and grow the sport. I'll talk to my boss and see if we can sed one over to you Mike!
Edit: PS - its a big one-z! its got both velcro and press stud buttons for closure - backup systems
Edited by Scooby, 13 December 2008 - 05:03 AM.