It definitely beats out the Bauer One80, which is its intended competitor. It has good finger protection in the front, and the side cuff being so large has helped me make some reaction and some blocking saves that otherwise would have trickled in.
Not the most balanced blocker however, due to the abrupt curve on the board. The blocker has a tendency to weighted so that it wants to rotate until its upside down when sitting on your hand (again due to the abrupt curve). But this tendency is comparable to the Bauer one80's