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How to Shrink a T-Shirt: Step-By-Step

Very few things in the world of clothing are more frustrating than throwing on a great shirt only to discover that it’s too big. Maybe you’ve recently lost some weight. Or perhaps you grabbed up the wrong size. Whatever the reason, don’t assume this otherwise perfect tee is automatically bound for the next garage sale or donation bin. Although we can’t call this plan foolproof (more on that in a minute), it’s often possible to Read more…

By Tom Reding, ago
Football

What is a Football Helmet Made Of? [Helmet Safety]

We all know why it’s crucial to put on our football helmets before hitting the field. Without them, players run a much higher risk of head serious injuries, concussions—or worse. However, have you ever stopped to think about what’s really behind this fundamental piece of athletic wear? If you’re like most people, the answer is probably no. Instead, you grab that helmet, throw it on your head, and trust it’ll thoroughly protect that precious noggin. Read more…

By Tom Reding, ago
Helmet Decals

Our Top 10 Favorite Football Helmet Team Decals

When your crew’s hitting the field, the last thing any football player wants is for their team to look boring. So, if you’re determined to distinguish yourself from the rest of the competition—what can you do? Wear great, eye-catching helmets and decals. Just by donning a flashy piece of protective gear, everyone from the kicker to the quarterback will stand out against the opposition and make their adoring fans proud. However, sometimes it’s hard to Read more…

By Tom Reding, ago
Vehicle Decals

How to Remove Stickers from Your Car’s Paint or Windows

Has your car outlived the love of the stickers you’ve stuck on it? Over time, tastes change, elections end or that quote you thought was hilarious in high school doesn’t quite hold up when you’re driving into your corporate job. Thankfully, you have options beyond selling your beloved car or forever promoting your favorite candidate from 2004. Instead, just finally learn how to remove those pesky stickers. It may sound like a challenge, but it’s Read more…

By Tom Reding, ago
Helmet Decals

Why You Should Use a Decal vs. Paint On Your Helmet

If you’re an athlete with a love of sports like football, hockey, biking, skateboarding—or really anything with a dose of danger—then you probably have a pretty close relationship with your trusty helmet. Just like your tight-knit teammates, your helmet has probably helped you, or even saved your life, on more than one occasion. As most athletes know, helmets are part of your identity. From officially bonding you to your team to creating a customized look Read more…

By Tom Reding, ago
Baseball

How to Break In a Softball or Baseball Glove

In some ways, picking up a brand new baseball or softball glove is like adding a new member to your team. But before your glove can officially hit the field, it needs some all-star training so it can show up in peak condition. As with many sports traditions, it seems like every player has a different technique for breaking in softball or baseball gloves. What one person swears by, another scoffs at. Still, as long Read more…

By Tom Reding, ago
Helmet Decals

What Do The Decals On College Football Helmets Mean?

If you watch college football, you’ve probably wondered why individual players have stickers on their helmet. No, they’re not there for aerodynamic purposes and corporate advertising on football helmets is still not permitted. There are many collegiate teams who award stickers, and each college has its own criteria such as offense, defense, or special teams achievements. The players themselves view the stickers with honor and reverence – a sort of rite of passage and sacred Read more…

By Tom Reding, ago
Helmet Decals

Matte Finish vs. Chrome Finish vs. Metallic Flake Decals

When an athlete takes the field, rink or arena, they want to look their best. That means wearing a helmet that takes style to the next level—and what better way than by showing off an amazing helmet decal? If a normal helmet decal just won’t do, worry not. There are many fantastic options to add an extra flair to your uniform. Elevate your decal by choosing a great decal finish that goes beyond the basics. Read more…

By Tom Reding, ago
Baseball

A Look Into the History of Baseball Helmets

Today, it’s hard to imagine a complete baseball uniform without the helmet. If a batter walked up to home plate missing that protective wear, spectators would hold their breath. Why would a player risk serious injury as balls whizzed by their head? Actually, for most of baseball’s history, players didn’t wear helmets at all—or at least not the helmets we think of today. According to Major League Baseball (MLB), it wasn’t until 1971 that players Read more…

By Tom Reding, ago
Helmet Decals

How to Apply Your New Helmet Decals

A brand-new season is almost here! But before you can run onto the field, chances are you need a great, new look to tie your uniform together. If you’re like many players, that means a snazzy, new decal applied to your helmet. There’s no need to hire a professional to stick a decal onto a helmet. In fact, all you need is a blank helmet, a new decal and a little patience. Then, just follow Read more…

By lowercontrol, ago