Power_Ranger_Rick

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  1. 16 minutes ago, pianoknight said:

     

    Oh, gotcha.  Agreed on that, too.  I've said it before, but for some reason the different Spaceman 4000 fabrics that Adidas rolls out look much different depending on the color of the jersey.  People griped about the tire tread UCLA uniforms and Tennessee, among others, but for whatever reason Nebraska's shade of red hides the tech knitting or whatever it's called.  UCLA's shade of blue showed EVERYTHING.  

     

    It's like the NCAA equivalent of a slimming black cocktail dress.  Certain colors just magically hide fabric texture and the only thing I can think of is some wavelength/spectrum thing about certain colors being very strong.

    I always assumed it was just the way the fabric dye reacted to the different materials. Like if they use the same color of blue on the "traditional fabric" elements as the "elastic textile", it stands to reason that the color would "take" to the different materials differently, especially seeing as the elastic material seems to naturally be a bit darker.


  2. 3 hours ago, WavePunter said:

    The "official" miteam site only allows you to decorate stock jerseys (unless you choose the FilthyQuick template).. the other site is 100% legit and features all of their other current full-custom templates.. 

     

    Okay so i think i've got this somewhat figured out:

    The "adicustom" domain in the first link is not an Adidas domain. When i removed the "uniforms" tag and just went to "adicustom.com", it took me to a fairly standard standard catalog page. However, many of the links in the nav bar of that page re-direct you to "adidas-team.com". Upon exploring *that* nav bar, i found multiple links to pages referencing "Agron." If you follow those links, you can find some poorly made sites, a couple of which reference "Agron, Inc." (Bloomberg overview of Agron, Inc). It seems to me that Agron, as a licensed distributor of adidas products, is just trying to make their sites look like the official Adidas catalog site. But i mean, hey; their customization interface seems to be superior so they can go on ahead.

    *also worth noting that on https://adidas-team.com under the "Order Products" tab, they do link the official Adidas "miTeam" site above their own "Uniform Configurators", i would guess at Adidas' behest

     

    So, while technically not "an official Adidas site" in the sense that it's not run by Adidas, it is an independent distributor officially licensed to sell Adidas products, so by that measure it technically is an official site.


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    I'm REALLY interested in seeing how those shoulder stripes terminate in the back. Do they just stop where the back edge of the sleeve cap ends? Do they divert down the side/back of the jersey? Do they taper back under the nameplate? Do they join INTO a color-blocked nameplate?


  4. 2 hours ago, BearW17hNoName said:

    This is the Baylor uniform. The traditional gold helmet, green jersey, gold pants, consistent striping. This is what makes me skeptical about the uniform change, I don't think you can replicate this look with the yellow-gold they're moving forward with.  

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    Can confirm.


  5. 15 minutes ago, DouglasQuaid said:

    I really like the current FSU set the only thing that bothered me was when they changed the collar. I dont understand why it changed with the template update.

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    Garnet is also great as an alt helmet.

    When they updated their uniform template, they went to Nike's Vapor Untouchable cut, which features a mesh insert at the "peak" of the collar. The mesh cant really be printed on:

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    ^^This isn't actually the same jersey cut that FSU currently has (at least i dont think), but it illustrates the mesh better than any pic i could come up with.


  6. 3 hours ago, Lucas718 said:

    I'm probably in the minority here but the "We All We Need" and "We All We Got" in the collars really bugs me.  I would think that a university, a school, that teaches things like proper English would insist on something better than that,

    I get where you're coming from with respect to the academic standpoint, but i think those inscriptions are more geared towards the players.

     

    Seeing as dropping the copulas be, is ,are, etc, is prevalent in both Southern dialect and African American Vernacular English (and there's a of of overlap between the two at TCU!), i think its a safe bet to assume that the phrasing chosen would resonate more with the players.


  7. 1 hour ago, AndrewMLind said:

    That photo is from Nike’s premier high school camp, The Opening. The linemen are always provided with the latest uniform template and the new design for the upcoming catalog. I’ve been fortunate to attend the last two years, though I’m not too happy it was moved from Nike’s headquarters in Oregon to the Cowboys’ practice facility in Frisco (where it will remain for the foreseeable future after Jerry Jones purchased the company that runs the event. Nike is just a partner/official outfitter.)

     

    The Fall 2019 catalog shows both that design and the one used at The Opening 2017 (and notably worn by high school teams like Bishop Gorman last season) as the top two options.

     

    https://www.bsnsports.com/pdfs/nts-football-19.pdf

     

    That said, any design Nike (or adidas or Under Armour) creates will eventually end up in their respective catalogs. Boise, much like Oregon in the past, is lucky it had the ability to wear it a season in advance rather than wait until it was sold in the catalog.

    What uniform elements and applications does this apply to? For example, i don't ever recall seeing Oregon's 2012(?) shoulder wing pattern in catalogs, nor have I (as of this past Nov) been able to find an adidas template with Nebraska's sleeve cap stripes.


  8. 30 minutes ago, WavePunter said:

    Catalog uniforms like Alabama, Clemson, Penn State, Ohio State, and Texas are all just horrible.... Templated garbage

    A. I never claimed that the fact that they are a catalog template made them horrible garbage, just not as good. This is a misplaced reduction to the absurd.

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    B. Alabama, Clemson, Penn State, etc. aren't really an appropriate comparison here, as all of them have had an established look with only minor tweaks (see PSU white collars, Clemson Shoulder Piping/Paws, Texas wordmark/numbers) over the past couple of decades. Calling any of those "templated" is a very tough sell.  When Boise revealed their new uniforms last year, they really seemed to be "owning" the double diagonal stripes (see BSU social media from the past year), which made it a bit disappointing that it wasn't an element unique to their school.

     

    I don't think there is anything inherently wrong with templated uniforms for non-P5 schools, im just a bit disappointed that it is not, in fact, a unique element.


  9. Boise State's uniforms just got a lot less fun for me cuz it looks like they just got a 2019 catalog template a year early.

     

    Don't get me wrong, its still an alright look, but a good chunk of the value they provided was the fact that they were unique to Boise (or so i thought)

     

    Not sure if this is something thats already been brought up, i just learned about it today from a pic in a recruiting article:

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    BSU Jersey Stripe:

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  10. 8 hours ago, AstroBull21 said:

    How funny is it that the helmets look like different shades of red and different finishes.

    I dont they just look like different finishes so much as they are different finishes. The orange-er looking shells (speedflexes) are reflecting the same light fixtures as the red-er looking shells, and the difference in distance between the two from said light fixtures is negligible, which all but rules out the possibility of color/light distortion to the camera lens. That would make me think that there is some coating on the harder speedflex shells that simply couldnt be applied (at least not in the same manner) to the softer Vicis shells.


  11. 11 minutes ago, WSU151 said:

     

    Is it me or is the bottom of VILLE lower than the bottom of LOUIS?

     

    It's just you/ lighting. The red stitching "stroke" around the wordmark catches the light at "V" and travels through "ILLE". The light isnt reflecting off of "LOUIS"
    so much, so your eyes draw the base of the text where the white meets the darker red, as opposed to where the (white meets the) light red meets the darker red

     

     

    This is the wordmark on the chest.

    8181_louisville_cardinals-wordmark-2001.


  12. 3 hours ago, Green27 said:

    I've been a big fan of ASU's updated brand from Nike and more recently Adidas, but the heather grey look is never going to be a good one on any team. Way too many things going on here (just like the reveal video itself). I'll fight to defend this black uniform. 

     

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    Fight to defend those Mizzou unis while you're at it. The piping isn't great, but i forgot how good the block M and old gold looked on the gloss black helmet.