Indeed, it is a better fit. The shoulder pads fit beautifully around my chest and shoulders, snug but not restricting, allowing for total range of motion. No, I didn’t test it by tackling the National Gatorade Player of the Year, but I can tell, just walking around the office, reaching for items on shelves and running (walking) the stairs—five flights!—that the shoulder pad game is nothing I ever experienced in high school.
Some other highlights:
-100% Aerospace grade carbon fiber, which, according to Russell, is a ten percent reduction in weight versus its competitors