The Sportmask X8 features an aggressive design that provides great protection, along with having that "pro look" that today's goalies are looking for. The sightlines in the Sportmask X8 cannot be beat. It's cage placement was designed to give the goalie the best vision and protection, and the window is cut deeper on the sides, giving the goalie incredible peripheral vision. The aggressive design on the X8 features raised ribs in the forehead, which keep the puck from squarely impacting the shell. The chin design of the mask has also been optimized to minimize direct impacts. The Sportmask X8 is an ideal helmet for someone who wants the pro look and feel, but doesn't want to break the bank for a top price point!