OT: This Should Be Our Forever Standard Helmet

To me, this helmet is the perfect combination - matte maroon, white face mask, Square Root of One logo.

Don't mess with the classic look.

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I like the combination but I also like staying competitive with the marketing aspect of uniforms. It's an arms race. I don't agree with some of the more ridiculous helmets like say... The Foghorn Leghorn helmet.

Maybe we need to identify three or four that are well thought out and not just thrown against the wall to see if they stick.

I feel like I'm the only person on TKP that doesn't love the matte. It's cool but I much prefer our OG shiny maroon lids. I am also partial to the chrome maroon that we've worn in recent years. Maroon is such a dark color it doesn't look as outrageous as the silver and gold chromes that other teams rock.

I'm the only person on TKP that doesn't love the matte

=(. Everybody should love theMatt

Nope, no one should love the Matt (Ryan).

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I really only like maroon matte helmets, though I'm not sure I want VT to wear them, leaving that to the A&Ms of the world, maybe, still on the fence.

I really just want a maroon helmet with flying VT on each side.

I am with you on the matte. I like the shiny version better.

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You are not alone. My issue with matte finishes is that everything else on the helmet is gloss: the logo, the bars, etc. To me the best is the maroon but with orange flake under the clear coat in the helmet...to me that looks cool. But as others have said--what looks good to me the recruits may hate so probably better to give them what they want...Then again, its not like alabama is doing anything other than winning to get their recruits so maybe we should do that too...

I don't love the matte. It's overplayed and looks cheap.


I kid, but that has like a 40% chance of being a huge marketing success. Could generate a lot of buzz if we are playing well.

I do love a white helmet.

I'm all about the old school #AME

My favorite uniform combo of all time.


Is it basketball season yet?

Am I the only one that's not a fan of the stripes coming to a point on the back of the helmet? Besides that, I love these, with our hokie bird helmet a close second.

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Nope, I dont like the stripes at all, whether it comes to a point or not.

Not to open Pandora's box here: But the biggest issue with this helmet IMHO is that the chistraps run right thru it and on TV it looks like some hot mess from a distance.

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Full Disclosure: I despise the Hokie Bird helmet more than our new school logos.

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you. are. fucking. with. us.

Nobody likes Foghorn Leghorn. Even Foghorn Leghorn's mom thinks that's the stupidest helmet VT has ever worn.

The candy corn poo helmet is on line one and would like to have a word with you...

As the self-appointed VT helmet guy, that is by far the most atrocious of all the VT helmets.

I prefer the maroon facemask with an Adibi face shield. We really don't have a base uniform anymore. I'm not a fan of all orange but I do wish we utilized more orange accenting in the combinations.

"with all due respect, and remember I’m sayin’ it with all due respect, that idea ain’t worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin gettin’ it on" - Ricky Bobby

Make the maroon anodized instead of matte.

Agreed, really like the matte helmets.

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

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I don't like the white face mask personally.

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I like matte with the following (top to bottom):


I like shiny with the following:


The all whites with the matte white helmet that we've seen in recruit pictures may be my favorite though. FWIW I believe that's what we were going to wear against ECU

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I know many like this look, but to me it looks like something an arena team would wear.

Sorta but I think if you just clean up the numbers to a solid color or a gradient it would look great. Better than the lines on the current jersey design.

(add if applicable) /s

those orange stripes on the shoulder pads make it look like the cape a bullfighter would wear. Or the guy before the bull fighter, the piccadore. The bull fluffer.

Maybe we could include capes as part of the unis! We'd have a pro wrestling flair!

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If you do figure out how to get over this game please let me know how you did it, I'm still struggling with both of those losses that season.


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This pic of RMFW is the badassness that I needed to finally re-up my 🔑 Play paying membership.

I'm sorry that I let it lapse in the first place.

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Wish he could be our forever standard running back....

He or David Wilson.

I'm with NerdMagic...I pop a chub when I see these unis and still love my black Ryan Williams jersey hanging in the closet.

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The last time we wore something that made us look cutting edge and 'cool' for the kids. Now we are just a Nike after thought.

In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.

Hard to say. RMFW made every uniform look good

I like the matte but what's up with the logo stickers?

Look like they're some cheap knockoff that's about to peel off the helmet.

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As long as we don't pair it with One Orange Sleeve unis, I'm good with it. Those things were garbage.

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Best uniforms we've ever worn. Slightly edging the orange pits.

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No disagreements here. I'd like to see the Fighting Gobbler matte helmet again as well.

I want our offensive players to have helmets with a very low coefficient of friction, but our defensive players to have helmets with a very high coefficient of friction

good geeking, that coefficient business.

I guess I don't nerd well, as I have never heard it called the square root of one. I always refer to it as the Van Halen logo.


.and Whit puts on his batting gloves and steps up to the plate....

These helmets are the #1 seed of VT helmets.

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

Loved the idea of them, but it just looked like an orange blob on the helmet on TV.

I agree. I LOVE the fighting gobbled logo. But, on a helmet, maybe just the outline would work better. I think it was Boise that does something similar with the Bronco.

Doesn't matter anyway since Whit has clearly stated he wants the sqrt(1) logo on everything.

"with all due respect, and remember I’m sayin’ it with all due respect, that idea ain’t worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin gettin’ it on" - Ricky Bobby

I like the uniform in you Avi..If NCAA football was still around, I would use this for all of my teams...I love Army's combat uniforms...

I very much concur

If I've learned anything from this and similar thread it is that opinions on helmet and uni combos varies widely.

I have never been a fan of the matte helmet. Looks cheap. Like we couldn't afford decent paint and grabbed some rattle cans to paint the helmets.

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Plaid Avenger themed uniforms