The goal was to design a helmet with fully-integrated components and state-of-the-art protection and innovations for peak athlete performance. We looked at the players’ – at all levels of competition – wants and needs, as well as those of coaches, equipment managers and athletic trainers. Riddell has a long history of innovation and builds on the strengths of our technologies. Backed by our extensive research, including data from our millions of on-field impacts, the foundation was firmly in place to create a groundbreaking football helmet. The result ... The Riddell SpeedFlex™. The state-of-the-art design includes The Flex System, with selective flexibility engineered into the helmet’s shell, face mask and face mask attachment system with hinge clips to help reduce impact force transfer to the athlete. Almost every component in the SpeedFlex – from the shell to the face mask to the Smart Helmet compatibility is next-generation. Since the Riddell SpeedFlex helmet was introduced, its game-changing technology continues to enhance all levels of play, allowing athletes to perform at their best with industry-leading head protection.