I really like a lot of the features that they have included in the helmet to help limit concussion potential. However, the long chin is usually a deal-breaker for my DD. I'm still wanting to hear more about the Force3 gear from someone who has their hands on it.
A TB parent's life...Drive. Write checks. Eat tacos.
I've seen this thing in person and have had extensive discussion about it with parents of students with concussion backgrounds. It is a game-changer, and the technology they are putting out there is truly revolutionary. There have been a few masks out there with "for show" shock absorbing springs. But those weren't anything more than pen springs, with little to absolutely zero research and development to warrant buying into their marketing spiel. Force3 has actually done the work and their mask is being widely adopted throughout both games as the standard in concussion prevention. It is not perfect, nothing is for that matter, but this is the biggest step forward without a doubt.
4 girl's dad (05-02-2018)
I only have the facemask - worn it catching for about 5 games now, but (fortunately?) haven't yet taken any hits off it yet. If you haven't held one yet, the springs are ALOT stiffer than I was expecting (don't know if the Wilson FX was the same) - but that also makes sense, given the amount of force a ball is going to be applying, vs. the amount of force I could apply by just trying to compress it with my hands.
Leather pads have been comfortable - haven't worn it in the summer months yet, so that part of the review is TBD.