The goal of Riddell’s product development team was to create a helmet with fully integrated components and innovations for peak athlete performance and state-of-the-art protection. The SpeedFlex was created with the wants and needs of players, coaches, equipment managers and athletic trainers in mind. Notably, the Flex System is engineered into the helmet’s shell, face mask and face mask attachment with hinge clips that help reduce the impact force transfer to the athlete. The Tru-Curve Liner System allows the helmet to conform to the contours of a player’s head, while the Composite Energy Management System absorbs impact energy. The All-Points Quick Release enables trainers to disengage the face mask with the simple press of a button. The Ratchet-Loc Retention System rethinks the chin strap, which helps players secure proper fit each time they strap up.