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Peppers aint magic, Paco. There's only one Pepper out there worth a dam and his last name is Keenan.

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11 hours ago, Brilliant! said:

Peppers aint magic, Paco. There's only one Pepper out there worth a dam and his last name is Keenan.

That's conformity between me and you, I'm down with that. 

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2 minutes ago, Silverback53 said:

That's conformity between me and you, I'm down with that. 

You guys are corroding this thread. 😉

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I know there's already been a lot written about the Adizero jersey, but I still felt the need to kick in some up-close experience.

If your team doesn't have a new style that you have to have, please don't buy this jersey.  It is truly a piece of crap.

Attended a Capitals game at Capital One Arena tonight.  Had two additional missions to enjoying my 24 oz beers: check out the Adizero jersey, and scan the crowd to see who was wearing them.

With the bias that the Caps are not wearing a new style (except for the adjusted front shoulder blue trim - which I'm really pleased with), I observed that most people still wear Reebok replicas to games.  The Adizeros are creeping in, and some fans are also sporting the Fanatics jerseys, but the Reebok Premiers still rule the day.  A good piece of news is that there seem, anecdotally, to be fewer counterfeits out there.  That is good, at least in this market.

My brother, who likes jerseys, and understands that I only buy the made in Canada product (I was wearing a MeiGray blank issued Caps third jersey from 16-17 that popped up on eBay), was disinterested in the Adizero product, but liked the Fanatics product for the softness and fit.  Meanwhile, I checked out the Adizero.

Terrible.  The weight was actually not bad when I picked it up, but the fit and material was a turnoff.  I wear a 54 Edge 2.0 (I'm 6-0, 165, 76-inch wingspan) and learned that the size 50 Adizero would be the only thing that fits me.  The body is long (moreso than wide) and the sleeves are like an Edge 1.0, if not longer.  I would need a size 50, which I know are not easy to find (especially if I want that elusive Caps white Adizero, which only Lids has in a few sizes).  The material is abysmal.  Body is like the Reebok Premier, but with the mesh shaped somewhat like the on-ice MIC Adizero.  Shoulder yoke with the dimples looks cheap.  You can see the quality of the on-ice product from far away or on TV, but the material on the Indo Adizero doesn't even try to match.  Dimples are distinctive and deep on the MIC jersey - Adizeros are shallow and just look like a knockoff.  Colors are OK, but not as bold as the on-ice product.  They'll fade like every other Reebok Premier.  Fight strap is so far down the back side.

When looking at the limited number of fans wearing them (which again, beats wearing a counterfeit), I noticed the pulls and snags, already.  Especially on the dimpled shoulders.  No one had a pro customization on their Adizero, but they don't care.  Which is fine, as long as they aren't fake.  

A tiny handful of folks wore fake Adizeros.  Not enough to move the needle, or close to Reebok totals.

The bottom line is that I had been toying with getting the Adizero product for some time, but seeing them in action tonight was all I needed.  I'll be waiting for the MeiGray game issueds this summer.

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8 hours ago, reedpm said:

I know there's already been a lot written about the Adizero jersey, but I still felt the need to kick in some up-close experience.

If your team doesn't have a new style that you have to have, please don't buy this jersey.  It is truly a piece of crap.

Attended a Capitals game at Capital One Arena tonight.  Had two additional missions to enjoying my 24 oz beers: check out the Adizero jersey, and scan the crowd to see who was wearing them.

With the bias that the Caps are not wearing a new style (except for the adjusted front shoulder blue trim - which I'm really pleased with), I observed that most people still wear Reebok replicas to games.  The Adizeros are creeping in, and some fans are also sporting the Fanatics jerseys, but the Reebok Premiers still rule the day.  A good piece of news is that there seem, anecdotally, to be fewer counterfeits out there.  That is good, at least in this market.

My brother, who likes jerseys, and understands that I only buy the made in Canada product (I was wearing a MeiGray blank issued Caps third jersey from 16-17 that popped up on eBay), was disinterested in the Adizero product, but liked the Fanatics product for the softness and fit.  Meanwhile, I checked out the Adizero.

Terrible.  The weight was actually not bad when I picked it up, but the fit and material was a turnoff.  I wear a 54 Edge 2.0 (I'm 6-0, 165, 76-inch wingspan) and learned that the size 50 Adizero would be the only thing that fits me.  The body is long (moreso than wide) and the sleeves are like an Edge 1.0, if not longer.  I would need a size 50, which I know are not easy to find (especially if I want that elusive Caps white Adizero, which only Lids has in a few sizes).  The material is abysmal.  Body is like the Reebok Premier, but with the mesh shaped somewhat like the on-ice MIC Adizero.  Shoulder yoke with the dimples looks cheap.  You can see the quality of the on-ice product from far away or on TV, but the material on the Indo Adizero doesn't even try to match.  Dimples are distinctive and deep on the MIC jersey - Adizeros are shallow and just look like a knockoff.  Colors are OK, but not as bold as the on-ice product.  They'll fade like every other Reebok Premier.  Fight strap is so far down the back side.

When looking at the limited number of fans wearing them (which again, beats wearing a counterfeit), I noticed the pulls and snags, already.  Especially on the dimpled shoulders.  No one had a pro customization on their Adizero, but they don't care.  Which is fine, as long as they aren't fake.  

A tiny handful of folks wore fake Adizeros.  Not enough to move the needle, or close to Reebok totals.

The bottom line is that I had been toying with getting the Adizero product for some time, but seeing them in action tonight was all I needed.  I'll be waiting for the MeiGray game issueds this summer.

To be fair, Adizeros have been out for about 4ish months now while the Reebok Edges/Premiers have been out for 10+ years.  Combine that with most people seeing jerseys as a big investment and only really owning 1-2, it will take some time for the crowd to switch over to a majority Adidas/Fanatics jerseys.  Back in early November on a Devils message board a poster was going on and on about what a failure the new Adidas jerseys are because he hardly sees anyone wearing them to games he has been to while at the same time bitching about how much they cost.  He was too stupid to realize he answered his own question.

As for knockoffs I still see plenty at Devils games albeit they are Reeboks.  However I have seen more and more knockoff Adidas jerseys creeping in.

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I'd wager that most people don't even realize (or care) that they switched from Reebok to Adidas.  My friends are die-hard hockey fans and not a single one has even mentioned the switch-over.  They all own exactly one jersey each.  My one friend owns a Koho replica and will probably never buy another jersey until that one literally falls apart.  Some people just aren't as into it as we are.

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14 minutes ago, jsh139 said:

I'd wager that most people don't even realize (or care) that they switched from Reebok to Adidas.  My friends are die-hard hockey fans and not a single one has even mentioned the switch-over.  They all own exactly one jersey each.  My one friend owns a Koho replica and will probably never buy another jersey until that one literally falls apart.  Some people just aren't as into it as we are.

Depends on the team.  Flyers made no real changes to the overall design.  Teams like LA and Washington only changed slightly (mostly the shoulder/arm striping) while others like the Devils made a bigger change (though I would stop short of saying it was a major change).

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26 minutes ago, Devilsguy said:

Depends on the team.  Flyers made no real changes to the overall design.  Teams like LA and Washington only changed slightly (mostly the shoulder/arm striping) while others like the Devils made a bigger change (though I would stop short of saying it was a major change).

I would not have purchased my Indo Adidas jerseys had the design remained the same, I’d have waited for Made In Canada. 

I probably should have anyway. 

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1 hour ago, jsh139 said:

 Some people just aren't as into it as we are.

Impossible. 

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16 minutes ago, Dr_Puck said:

Impossible. 

I know right??? :lol:

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We just have to take the Adizero for what it is.  It’s an over glorified replica with a fight strap.  

Just be patient everyone.  MIC authentics will make it out eventually.

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24 minutes ago, TMLFAN said:

We just have to take the Adizero for what it is.  It’s an over glorified replica with a fight strap.  

I still insist the quality is better than a Premier with a fight strap added, but yes, its a replica with a fight strap. Whether that's good enough for you, or whether (like me) its good enough for the moment, is up to you. 

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A Toronto Arenas jersey was just too nice not to have.

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On 1/3/2018 at 7:25 PM, Brilliant! said:

Peppers aint magic, Paco. There's only one Pepper out there worth a dam and his last name is Keenan.

Tony Stark might disagree.

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Come on. If Tony knew the score, he'd be nailing Natasha. What does he care? He has the Hulkbuster armor.

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On 1/11/2018 at 9:39 PM, reedpm said:

Terrible.  The weight was actually not bad when I picked it up, but the fit and material was a turnoff.  I wear a 54 Edge 2.0 (I'm 6-0, 165, 76-inch wingspan) and learned that the size 50 Adizero would be the only thing that fits me. 

First I've heard of someone needing a *smaller* size (much less 2 sizes down) Adizero vs their Edge size.

 

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He's referring to the Indo Adizeros, not the Canadian ones.  The Indo ones are shaped weird, and I hate the excessive length of both the body and sleeves.  I usually wear size 46-50 Edge 2.0's, but I would have to stick only with a 46 Indo Adozero, otherwise with any larger size the body and sleeves would be way longer than I'd want them.

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