Originally posted by SnakePlissken:
Yeah, it's pretty unique, isn't it!?
Silicon-polymer based fabric bonding stretches with the fabric (without damaging/stretching the silicon or the jersey fabric in the process), Nike also uses it on their soccer jerseys. -It's almost like having thin little pieces of flexible/durable rubber molded into the fabric (which will withstand a s**t ton more of machine washing/dry-cleaning compared to easily-fading screen-printed numbers).
Thanks for the info.
I mentioned early a lot of fans are like there are no changes... what's the difference and nobody besides Seattle wanted new unis so Nike wasn't going to change any team that didn't want it changed. Like someone said it's up to the teams not Nike. So anyways, yeah the designs are pretty much the same but most of the change is for the players. I mentioned the list before but will do it again if anyone didn't see it...
1. they are water resistant... will stay dryer during rain/snow games and should hold up better against sweat.
2. they are 27% lighter but are stronger at the same time
3. They are cooler because they have mesh in key areas of the jersey and on the side of the pants where the stripes are
4. They flywire collar keeps the collar tight preventing the shoulder pad from coming out if after being tackled
5. They have built in padding in the pants around the hip area... good idea since most players don't wear those side hip protectors.
So that's a lot of change... Reebok and Adidas before them have made little effort and have made few to no changes in the uniform in the past 10-15 years or whatever it is
Here are a few videos where I got that info from.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Apr 4, 2012 at 12:24 AM ]