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College Football Uniforms - 2016 Season

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5 hours ago, dsaline97 said:

And just like that, Florida equipment announces they're wearing all orange today. 

 

You had one job. 

 

Looks like an NFL Color Rush game. 

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As a Florida fan - Florida's orange uniform is much better than their blue uniform. I might prefer white pants with the orange jersey than all-orange (although all-orange is better than the all-blue Florida has used many times before), but I never knew how much I liked Florida in orange until they broke these out a few years ago. 

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If someone knows the post (or can simply provide the photo) regarding Ohio State's helmet stripes being painted on, I'd appreciate it.. I've searched and can't find it..

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It was by Andrew Laird, it's probably around the 280-290 area.

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I know we've touched on it before, but it just seems like such a strange decision. It must add much more time to prepare the helmets and I don't think they look any better. I liked the gloss of the striped sticker and how crisp it looked. The paint just looks imperfect. This would have been fine 20-30 years ago but this is 2016...we can print and apply a perfect sticker in about 2 minutes.

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11 hours ago, AndrewMLind said:

*Lind. But here's one of the many photos I've taken this season: 

 

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It was probably experimental. I used to think the Giants stripes were cooked into the shell because of how the seams seemed to disappear into the helmet. 

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On 12/2/2016 at 7:27 PM, DNAsports said:

Why can't Western Michigan just have normal and clean uniforms

nobody looks clean while rowing the boat (sorry, couldn't help myself) 

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First look at CFP uniforms, once again all Nike schools:

No notable changes, teams on the newest template although Washington might be a hybrid, and the diamond swoosh returns.

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4 minutes ago, jmac11281 said:

The Washington uniform is still a mess but this should be a great playoff, aesthetically.

 

Thankfully Washington will be the away team in all their possible games. That will help out a lot aesthetically. 

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Just now, razorback447 said:

 

Thankfully Washington will be the away team in all their possible games. That will help out a lot aesthetically. 

That wasn't how it worked in 2014. Ohio State wore their red jerseys in the title game, while Oregon wore a white-out.

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14 hours ago, aawagner011 said:

I know we've touched on it before, but it just seems like such a strange decision. It must add much more time to prepare the helmets and I don't think they look any better. I liked the gloss of the striped sticker and how crisp it looked. The paint just looks imperfect. This would have been fine 20-30 years ago but this is 2016...we can print and apply a perfect sticker in about 2 minutes.

The equipment staff can order a set of decals, then wait for 2 weeks to get them, then apply them in about two min.. Or, they can let the helmet reconditioning company paint them on, and spend zero extra time on them..

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16 hours ago, MJWalker45 said:

It was by Andrew Laird, it's probably around the 280-290 area.

It was actually aawagner011 on page 161, but searching Andrew Lind's stuff helped find it.. Thanks!

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20 minutes ago, WavePunter said:

The equipment staff can order a set of decals, then wait for 2 weeks to get them, then apply them in about two min.. Or, they can let the helmet reconditioning company paint them on, and spend zero extra time on them..

 

Pretty sure decal inventory is ordered at the beginning of the season. Regardless of the finish, helmets are given a mild conditioning each game. Unlike decals getting destroyed, the main issue with painting stripes would be chipped paint which would require a repaint. Additionally teams that used to paint helmets regularly would do the work in house or have a local shop for quick turnaround. This works best for shells without stripes. So for a repaint of a striped helmet. you would have to pull the helmet immediately after the game and likely have a 3 day turnaround minimum to get the helmet back with the alternative being doing the cosmetics at overnight leading up to the next game.

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2 hours ago, BlackBolt3 said:

First look at CFP uniforms, once again all Nike schools:

No notable changes, teams on the newest template although Washington might be a hybrid, and the diamond swoosh returns.

 

 

Funny that nike went from many fabrics, seams, and panels to a minimal template that looks very similar to the adidas tech-fit. What's old is new.

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9 minutes ago, guest23 said:

 

Pretty sure decal inventory is ordered at the beginning of the season. Regardless of the finish, helmets are given a mild conditioning each game. Unlike decals getting destroyed, the main issue with painting stripes would be chipped paint which would require a repaint. Additionally teams that used to paint helmets regularly would do the work in house or have a local shop for quick turnaround. This works best for shells without stripes. So for a repaint of a striped helmet. you would have to pull the helmet immediately after the game and likely have a 3 day turnaround minimum to get the helmet back with the alternative being doing the cosmetics at overnight leading up to the next game.

It was pointed out earlier that they wear separate helmets for practice, so the amount of wear-and-tear necessary to see any significant chipping or scarring is far greater than what these helmets will see on game days alone.. As a head football equipment manager myself, I can tell you that well-painted helmets rarely chip at all.. Maybe 3-5 of our 180+ helmets per year develop noticeable chips or cracks in the paint, and we wear the same ones every day with no mild conditioning in-between.. I know big schools like Ohio state aren't worried about man-power or cost, but coming from a small school with a limited budget, I'm a HUGE fan of the idea.. Plus, I think it actually looks more professional

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