The 1N shoulder pads from Bauer have been beefed up this year to bring even more protection to the table. In this year's Nexus line you'll find Bauer's Seven+ Technology in key impact areas (the sternum and caps here) to provide an elite level of protection. Designed for their helmets, Seven+ tech specializes in managing multiple impacts as it is able to withstand repeated impacts and still maintain its natural shape. The most notable improvements Bauer made to the Nexus line this year were made in an effort to improve the pad's fit and mobility. Being Bauer's classic volume fit line has left Nexus with the perception of not being the most mobile pad, however this year that all changes. The first notable feature they developed for the 1N is their free-glide arch that has placed the caps and bicep pads on a mobile track that allows lateral movement of the pad to move they way you do. Finally, you'll also find Bauer's proprietary 37.5 Technology in the liner, using it's unique ""hot rock"" system to evaporate moisture with your body heat, keeping you dryer and lighter as you play.