Jon Falk talks about how helmets are reconditioned and repainted during the offseason.
Countdown to Kickoff -- Day 30
My life has meaning again.
Cannot get here soon enough.
I can honestly say that was the most interesting, educational, countdown to kickoff yet. I had no idea that some guy paints the wings on every helmet by hand. What a job that guy has!
I completely agree. That just kind of blew my mind.
On another note...30 days!
that there's still any hand taping at all involved with it. So I guess each one is probably an original, with its slightly personal differences from all the others, huh?
I think it's kind of awesome that each helmet is slightly different.
I even seem to remember a couple of guys whose helmets seemed noticeably different, but that's probably just in my head...
i dont know about you but i just went from 6 to midnight #bonerreference
Our helmets are painted in...
Gotta believe we could find 5,000 sf of light industrial space between AA and Plymouth to keep this sacred task local...
Since the first Countdown to Kickoff video is up, that means it's time to start pre-game drinking, right? I'll err on the side of caution and start already. I'm gonna have a great buzz by the time Darryl Stonum achieves warp speed on the opening kickoff.
Love the Countdown to Kickoff series. It gives you an inside look at to what really goes on behind the scenes. 29 more to go. I feel like a I'm in high school and counting down the days til school is out.
This day could not come soon enough.
Hallelujah!!!!!!!!!!! Not only are these vids awesome, they also signify less than a month until UofM football.
Love the videos, cant wait until Monday for the first one with practice clips.
Go Blue!!!!!!!!!! Beat UConn!!!!!!!!
We made it!
It's like we're at Cedar Point, and the line finally reached the point where the sign says, "From this point, the wait is ONE HOUR to ride the Raptor." And you're all like, WOOO...
...until you realize that you still have to go through those huge back-and-forth metal zig-zag parts, including the extra part around the corner that they NEVER open, and the part on the upper level that you forget about until you get up there. And it still feels like an excrutiatingly long time, made even worse by your seeming proximity to the final destination.
appreciated, OP. Thanks!
I love this series.
Kind of distrubed though that my "Authentic On-Field" Riddell helmet on display in my basement is obviously not painted like the real deal ones are. The helmet I have is fully padded and looks very legit, but the wing & stripes are decals, not yellow base paint. It's bs that Riddell markets these $300 helmets "authentic" when they don't meet the exact specs. Oh well, at least it was a gift.
Anyone else feel almost like a kid on Christmas?
Our helmets got (custom) wings!
Falk cracks me up - he is so fired up he looks like he wants to put a helmet on and run into one of those OSU stamped tackling dummies.
Wow its pretty impressive how that guy that paints the helmets makes the design without decals. To be able to take tape and just make design and have it identical to all the other helmets its pretty impressive
Also impressive is painting those helmets with no masks. Can't be good for you.
Breathing Maize and Blue paint only makes you stronger.
Falk is such a treasure!
is a bitch. My joints are so stiff.
Awww yeah! Can't wait to see Stephen Hopkins truckin' fools!! It has begun...
It is unreal how fired up and ready I am for the season to start after watching that. Is there any way to just fast forward 30 days?
I wonder if Russ will to that paint job on an RV!
but I'll settle for a +1 to the OP. 30 days and counting!
Really cool video. I forgot how cool Jon Falk is. Very awesome video.
I love how Michigan has its own wing design, and everyone else has a slightly different knock-off.
After 257 loooooong days it's finally football season again!!!!
Practice starts next week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Feel these nipples!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I know it's in this one
for the limo scene
I like this version better.
That's how I paint my wings, masking tape....except smaller scale