The Mytra Strike Shield is built to last. The outmost layer of the strike shield is made of synthetic leather along with nylon and vinyl, which will protect it from the sun, rain, and wind. The Strike Shield has thoughtfully sewn the grips on the shield with heavy duty thread, this will prevent the seams from breaking as early as other strike shields. The Mytra Kickboxing Taekwondo Kick Pad Targets come with an extended handle that allows users to hold it at least five inches higher than what they would normally be able to. This allows for training where you can stretch further and improve your flexibility while toning and sculpting your muscles. The synthetic leather also has a bit of flexibility that gives a slight bounce back against the strikes that are being dealt to it. The insulation inside the strike shield is also made from a denser foam which allows it to absorb more of the impact. This will prevent injuries to whoever is holding it. This is beneficial as it allows the holder to find a stable stance to absorb the impact and they can improve their endurance. It also enables the person delivering the hits the flexibility of how long each series of hits will last before they need to stop and rearrange things. It’s also lightweight for less trainer fatigue.