I had the 8inch shield. I'm 6' and slouch a bit. The wind used to hit me in my face, about eye level. It didn't bother me, however, I broke that shield. You'll see over it with no problem. I think it's the best looking shield out there. I went from that to a 12 Windvest. At highway speeds I like to hear my tunes, I couldn't do that with the Klockwerks. It does do one thing very well, create downforce. Even though I have the Windvest I'm still considering another 8inch. I just really liked the looks of it. Besides, I wear a helmet & have an amp and speakers now.