The NME VTX Pro is an elite level mask for elite level goaltenders facing elite level shots. The NME VTX Pro takes the VTX liner material from Bauer's popular Re-akt player helmets (which are considered some of the best in the business) giving the mask its name sake. The VTX liner, in conjunction with PoronXRD and thermoformed IX helps immensely with both high and low energy linear impacts. A shell can only protect so much if it doesn't have the proper foams and liner to soften the impact and dissipate the energy.
The improvements in the Bauer NME VTX Pro over the NME 10 dont stop at the liner however. The shell materials have been updated almost completely to help with weight and stiffness. The NME VTX senior goalie mask uses Bauer's TeXtreme material to create an extremely stiff, but also light shell. A full 13% lighter than the NME 10 it replaces in fact. The VTX also features 3M vibration reduction tape to help with the vibration that a stiffer shell comes with.
Durability with a shell that is as light and stiff as the NME VTX is always a question. Bauer, answers this question with a proper outer edge wrap through the whole mask as well as a metal reinforced chin to make sure that chipping of the carbon material is limited in high impact areas.