This head has been great at he faceoff X. I take faceoff's for my team (highschoolvarsity). the head flexes great where you need it to flex on the face. but the sidewall supports is at the top and bottom of the head so it doesn't flex much on your shots or anytime your releasing the ball. This review highlights more the face off. the back sidewall flexes in when the head bends so it grips the ball. not sure if it was designed to do that i don't really care, but it does. so when your battling for the clamp you just need a little bit of position on the ball to send it out. this head doesn't warp much either, very flexible and not one time was it illegal cause of so many faceoffs. this head definitely improved my game at the x. anyway if your a face off guy or fogo look into this head. won't make you a great faceoff guy that's up to you knowing fundamentals and techniques but this head is good for the position. CON it snapped towards the end of my season ( got it at the beginning of season) but i do abuse it alot and have broken many heads at the face. so can't judge how long it should last you if your not taking face's at least 10 times a game.