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Bengals announce new WHITE HELMET !


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    • No, I wanted an inverted stripes helmet
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2 hours ago, GoBengals said:

 

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looks like they are tethered to alternate or throwback jerseys. So 1-2 times would be my guess. Assuming just once. 

The original NFL memo to the teams in '21 gave parameters of use, but didn't offer the number of times any of the combos could be used. The best look-around I could find was "3 times max" but nothing according to the Gospel of Roger. 

 

But the memo does limit the "alternate helmet" to only one shell--meaning the white one is it for here. As it says, it does have to match either the "classic, alternate or Color Rush" rest of uniform. The white one looks to only match the Color Rush ensemble. I guess "alternate" is the same as Color Rush.

 

Looks like the chatter around the league, is that fans of the more "Classic" looks--old Seahawks, Bucs, Pats, etc. are pleased that they can finally match the helmet to the original uniform. Doesn't look like they can match it then to the Color Rush/Alternate.  

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I really want to see the classic uniforms return twice a season, but it's nearly impossible to argue with this decision. I wouldn't be surprised if they bring out a slightly revised alternate white jersey, without the orange outline on the numbers. I think the orange outline was there mainly to tie in with the helmet, which won't be necessary with the white helmet.

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13 hours ago, Jamie_B said:

Be kind of cool if they did a White throwback to match up with this

 

seems likely since they tossed the leaping tiger on the ad and it must be used with alternate or throwback.. i am very curious

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7 hours ago, GoBengals said:

 

seems likely since they tossed the leaping tiger on the ad and it must be used with alternate or throwback.. i am very curious

The memo instructions were that the helmet shell had to match “classic, alternate, or Color Rush” rest of uniform. 
 

It wasn’t clear as to just what those would be: existing or design-as-you-go. If the latter, and knowing the league’s rigidity as to conformity, it would stand to reason those combos are in place now. I’m not picturing different uniform every other night NBA-type scenarios. 

 

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30 minutes ago, Griever said:

Per Uni-Watch, you can see more photos of the new helmet here, and there’s a good video of the tiger striping being applied to the white shell here..


Thanks.

 

Regarding the video, I’m surprised the helmet isn’t on a movable post (tilting/turning mannequin head) to allow easier access and to free up both hands for application of decals.

 

I also wonder if a flat/matte finish for the stripes would better match the stripes on the uniform.  …or are the actual uniform stripes glossy?  :shrug: 

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2 minutes ago, Cricket said:


Thanks.

 

Regarding the video, I’m surprised the helmet isn’t on a movable post (tilting/turning mannequin head) to allow easier access and to free up both hands for application of decals.

 

I also wonder if a flat/matte finish for the stripes would better match the stripes on the uniform.

 

….but maybe that’s just me.  :shrug: 

Good question, would like to see a matte finish. I'm also wondering if the helmets the players actually use will have painted stipes instead of decals? Isn't that how the orange helmets are?

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I just watched that helmet video over my lunch break like I watch porn. With mouth agape and meat in my hand. 

My favorite stripe has always been the long one that wraps around the back of the ear hole. My second favorite stripe is the little 'U' shaped one on the back. 

 

Those are my 2 favorite stripes. 

 

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57 minutes ago, BlackJesus said:

The best the (mostly Squeelers) haters on twitter can come up with is ... 

 

 

 

 

 

Probably best to simmer down when their uniforms look like a dehydrated hangover piss

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