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Author Topic: Contrast between teams shirts  (Read 4433 times)

Offline StuBacca

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Contrast between teams shirts
« on: February 08, 2013, 01:06:53 pm »
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Hey - what are your thoughts on contrast between shirt colours, we are currently sorting our team colours etc and want to make sure our home and away shirts would be acceptable against teams with similar colours.

The main point being, is the obviously main colour on the shirt being different from the oppositions shirt enough to have contrast, even if secondary colours are the same?

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Re: Contrast between teams shirts
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2013, 01:39:56 pm »
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It might help and it might not, depending on the situation and the percentage of the shirt that is the "secondary" color.  I had to referee a bout where one team had black and pink with the primary color being black and the opposing team had pink and black with the primary color being pink.  The design of these jersies was the same and they were essentially mirror images of each other.  Both had a fairly high percentage of "secondary" color on them.  At first it seemed like it might be doable, but once the shirts were side by side, it was much harder than you'd expect.  I ended up requiring the visitors to wear white t-shirts with their numbers written on them.

My advice is to go with solid colors.  One pure color of the team and then one pure white alternate; just like they do in most professional sports.  That way you're always ready and corner cases like the one I described will never cause the headache of having to go to get some shirts from the store to write your numbers on last minute.
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Re: Contrast between teams shirts
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2013, 07:28:15 pm »
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I'm a strong second opinion for 'solid' colors.
A local team here once had very pretty looking neon green/Black jerseys.  The black was a angled 'triangle' design across the front and down one hole side towards the back.

The problem was depending what position you were in it was difficult to tell if the skater was wearing "Black" or "Green".. So when playing a team with either of those colors (black is a VERY obvious Jersey color) discerning between the two was difficult.
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Re: Contrast between teams shirts
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2013, 07:42:21 pm »
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I'm a strong second opinion for 'solid' colors.
A local team here once had very pretty looking neon green/Black jerseys.  The black was a angled 'triangle' design across the front and down one hole side towards the back.

The problem was depending what position you were in it was difficult to tell if the skater was wearing "Black" or "Green".. So when playing a team with either of those colors (black is a VERY obvious Jersey color) discerning between the two was difficult.
And not to mention the numbers that were in the lightening bolt design.  ;D
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Re: Contrast between teams shirts
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2013, 09:04:44 pm »
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Last month I had the privilege of calling a Red-&-Black versus Black-&-Red game. But that wasn't enough -- they both had black-&-white vertical accents running down the front. Teams, for the love of no-pack-jesus, don't do this:



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Re: Contrast between teams shirts
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2013, 09:39:49 pm »
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Last month I had the privilege of calling a Red-&-Black versus Black-&-Red game. But that wasn't enough -- they both had black-&-white vertical accents running down the front. Teams, for the love of no-pack-jesus, don't do this:

If the HR says this is a no-go, which team has to change? Visitors?

Did they not have any other uniforms? That looks horrible from a reffing perspective.

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Re: Contrast between teams shirts
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2013, 09:50:03 pm »
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Often the burden falls to the visiting team. Usually this will be caught when they are putting together the bout contracts, but not always. And if it's "just a scrimmage", all bets may be off.

This is why I have mentioned to captains why it is a wonderful idea to have every skater always bring their black and white scrimmage shirts (numbers and names on back or each color) when they travel to away bouts.

I have seen the scramble to run to store, purchase packs of cheap tshirts, and then write the numbers on them in magic marker. :(
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Re: Contrast between teams shirts
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2013, 12:51:06 am »
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I LOVE that suggestion FN!
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Re: Contrast between teams shirts
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2013, 05:25:39 pm »
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That is a great suggestion.
I once reffed a bout where the only signifigant difference in uniform was one team wore red shorts and the other black. Their tops looked almost identical.
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Re: Contrast between teams shirts
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2013, 09:40:59 am »
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Personally I think it's best for league team shirts to have "Dark" & "Light" versions, like for 'home' & 'away' games. The home team wears the home/dark version. If both leagues have the same home town, then the hosting league is the home league.

Eg. if the league colours are black and red, then the 'dark' version is solid black with very minor secondary red, and the l'ight' version is solid red with very minor secondary black.


But then you get situations like Megapickles'- goodness me that's crazy!!!!
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Re: Contrast between teams shirts
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2013, 04:19:49 pm »
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Last month I had the privilege of calling a Red-&-Black versus Black-&-Red game. But that wasn't enough -- they both had black-&-white vertical accents running down the front. Teams, for the love of no-pack-jesus, don't do this:

Normally I just use "+1". But LOL @ No Pack Jesus. Srsly.
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Re: Contrast between teams shirts
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2013, 07:18:56 pm »
+1
Also, please keep accent colors on the side, and side only.  I have recently seen a number of teams with accents that run over one shoulder.  When in the middle of a tight pack, that shoulder may be all an IPR can see of that player's uniform, making them appear to be wearing a different color than they are.

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Re: Contrast between teams shirts
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2015, 03:29:29 am »
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Sorry for raising this thread from the dead, but the picture of the two teams both in black and red have vanished over time.  Does anyone have another link on where they can be found?  I want to show them to some of the newer members of my crew.

Thanks!
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Re: Contrast between teams shirts
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2015, 06:03:57 am »
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Thank you.
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