Cyclones to wear matte helmets in select games

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  1. TedKumsher

    TedKumsher Well-Known Member

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    Most of the time matte finish like that just reminds me of my faded cheap plastic John Deere toys as a kid. It's rare that I like matte finish, though it's not never. Can't tell from a picture.
     
  2. RunDMCyclone

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    I've already stated my opinion on matte helmets in the other thread. I hate all of them! Looks cheap, faded, and now overdone. Would rather see an experiment with the glossy chrome type finish that Oregon popularized.
     
  3. im4cyclones

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    The matte is fine with a matte logo. This looks terrible. Would rather they not do it than do it poorly.
     
  4. ISUFB

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    I know Morrisey was saying this, but has there been any traction on the new unis next year?
     
  5. atlantacyclone

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    I think that tradition should count. ISU has changed its helmet more often than Bill Clinton drops his underwear in the oval office. I think maybe a different color might look better in that finish...
     
  6. Cycsk

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    The matte finish helmets in that color without the logo look like the rubber balls we used in gym class!
     
  7. jcisuclones

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    Hopefully they take the public's input about getting matte helmet stickers to go with it. It's a good thing those stickers are fairly cheap.
     
  8. Sloup

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    I really like matte helmets, but something seems off about these for some reason. Maybe it's just that sticker. Hopefully it looks good with the full uniform. I think they'd look pretty good with the all white uniforms.
     
  9. clonedude

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    I doubt it. I certainly hope so.

    Our uniforms are already the joke of the country pretty much, so I anticipate they will go with the shiny K-Mart quality looking sticker on the matte helmet that was cool 3 years ago.

    It's just sad that there are people on this site with no design experience whatsoever that can come up with a better helmet concept in a few hours than what the athletic department can come up with in months.
     
  10. deadeyededric

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    Ugly as hell.
     
  11. awd4cy

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    Turrible.
     
  12. CYKOFAN

    CYKOFAN Well-Known Member

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    Dipping our toes in the cool uniforms race is a good way to describe it. Not enough of a change to create much excitement and maybe just enough to look worse with our current unis, so probably a waste of money imo. I'd like to think we'll get a uniform overhaul with the new south end zone next year, but in the meantime we fall another year behind in the cool uniform wars.
     
  13. cyclones500

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    Helmets aren't cheap, from what I gather. So we can spend $ on an alternate matte, but not a gold or white alt helmet (or both)?
     
  14. The_Architect

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    I like the matte helmets but I think they will look terrible with our home jersey. IMO they should be used with the road whites only.
     
  15. Cyride1

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  16. ISUCY23

    ISUCY23 Well-Known Member

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    My thought as well
     

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