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Rafa's bullcap released!

rafah0lic
10-27-2009, 04:13 PM
Nike Rafa Bull Feather Light Hat White/Black

Specs:
Vamos! Play with competitive fire like Rafael Nadal in this Feather Light hat featuring his signature bull design. The lightweight hat features an adjustable fit, embroidered bull logo at left front, and a Swoosh on right side of the preshaped bill.

* Content: Body: 100% Recycled polyester taffeta. Insets: 100% Polyester circular knit mesh. Headband: Dri-Fit 90% Polyester, 10% Spandex terry.
* Colors: White w/Black
* Sizes: One Size Fits Most

http://img.tennis-warehouse.com/new_product/NMRFLH-1.jpg

but it here (http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Nike_Rafa_Bull_Feather_Light_Hat_WhiteBlack/descpageMANIKE-NMRFLH.html)

Snoo Foo
10-27-2009, 04:38 PM
bullcap

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc179/SnooFoo828/emoticon/laughing021.gif

MariaV
10-28-2009, 08:00 AM
Good grief! :o Rafa should tell Nike if he really doen't like this bull logo bulls**t! :o :o

Castafiore
10-28-2009, 08:04 AM
I like it. :shrug: Although I would put the symbol more central and not aside as they've done.

MariaV
10-28-2009, 10:05 AM
In one of his interviews Rafa declined to answer when he was asked about the bullfights (so maybe he doesn't really like or approve them) and didn't he write in some blog or smth that he wasn't too thrilled about the bull logo stuff/didn't want to use it? I know I am old and my memory is all gone sadly. :sad: Maybe some younger one can dig it up?

xohxmyx
10-28-2009, 11:02 AM
Q: AS a Spaniard, what is your perspective on bullfighting? I've never seen one personally but I think it is quite an art.
Shelly, USA

A: I never talk about this things. Sorry and thanks.

im a little :o that i can remember how to find that so easily lol

i dont like the symbol...i didnt even get what it was meant to be when i first saw it.. at least rogers RF is instantly undestandable...i think ill skip buying this...maybe wait for the FeVer hats to hit the stores!:yeah:

MariaV
10-28-2009, 11:39 AM
Q: AS a Spaniard, what is your perspective on bullfighting? I've never seen one personally but I think it is quite an art.
Shelly, USA

A: I never talk about this things. Sorry and thanks.

im a little :o that i can remember how to find that so easily lol

i dont like the symbol...i didnt even get what it was meant to be when i first saw it.. at least rogers RF is instantly undestandable...i think ill skip buying this...maybe wait for the FeVer hats to hit the stores!:yeah:

Oh thanks, yes it was the Q & A. And no need to be :o at all! :hug:

I understand it's an obvious (bullfighter) and somewhat cliché image Nike has created for Rafa opposite to Fed and I don't have anything against it really as Rafa is still young but I wonder how Rafa himself feels about it. Maybe they could come up with something better.

Castafiore
10-28-2009, 12:41 PM
I'm not particularly keen on personalized clothing for top players no matter if it's a symbol, the full name or the initials, though.

Last year in Monte Carlo, Rafa was wearing a similar cap but with the bull horns symbol in the middle of the cap, in blue and without the Nike symbol on it. A friend of mine asked Benito if those caps will be for sale and Benito then answered that they were thinking of several designs and the proceeds would go to Rafa's foundation but they hadn't yet decided whether they would go ahead with it.

JolánGagó
10-28-2009, 03:04 PM
i luv it, i want one.

rafa doesn't talk of contentious non-tennis matters, bullfighting is a highly such one. chances are he doesn't give a f*ck since it isn't a popular thing in Mallorca :shrug: however, he isn't associated by those symbols to bullfighting but to bulls, the cultural significance of which for all mediterranean people, specially kept in Iberia, go well beyond "bullfighting" as such.

tennizen
10-28-2009, 03:09 PM
what an egoistic prick this Rafito is:rolleyes:

MariaV
10-28-2009, 03:11 PM
Yeah I get that bullfiighting is not that popular in Mallorca and Rafa probably doesn't care much /as a nice person he is doesn't want to create any controversy (with the animal rights activists or whomever).
But Rafa as a bull.... :o :o may be but don't like it much. Then Fed should have the ballerina logo or smth. :haha: :o j/k j/k

acionescu
10-28-2009, 03:12 PM
:facepalm:

tennizen
10-28-2009, 03:13 PM
Yeah I get that bullfiighting is not that popular in Mallorca and Rafa probably doesn't care much /as a nice person he is doesn't want to create any controversy (with the animal rights activists or whomever).
But Rafa as a bull.... :o :o may be but don't like it much. Then Fed should have the ballerina logo or smth. :haha: :o j/k j/k

:haha: That's a great idea.

Castafiore
10-28-2009, 03:14 PM
I remember reading quite some time ago (when specifically asked about it) that he doesn't like bullfighting. I can't remember what he said exactly but he added something about knowing that it's part of Spain's heritage and such but he doesn't like watching it.

elessar
10-28-2009, 03:15 PM
How awesome would it be if Roger had one with a cow on it :worship:

JolánGagó
10-28-2009, 03:15 PM
Bull is a culturally revered animal in the Iberian peninsula since time inmemorial, full of possitive meanings. Not many Spaniards would mind being associated with such a noble beast.

JolánGagó
10-28-2009, 03:16 PM
How awesome would it be if Roger had one with a cow on it :worship:

:rolls:

this one would be perfect, typo included:

http://www.freakingnews.com/pictures/25000/Milka-Cow--25254.jpg

tennizen
10-28-2009, 03:17 PM
I remember reading quite some time ago (when specifically asked about it) that he doesn't like bullfighting. I can't remember what he said exactly but he added something about knowing that it's part of Spain's heritage and such but he doesn't like watching it.

Yes, he said it in one of his blogs maybe during Wimbledon 2007

Bull is a culturally revered animal in the Iberian peninsula since time inmemorial, full of possitive meanings. Not many Spaniards would mind being associated with such a noble beast.

Interesting that it is the case. Of course the same is true in India. There are not many animals that we don't revere though:lol:

Castafiore
10-28-2009, 03:22 PM
Bull is a culturally revered animal in the Iberian peninsula since time inmemorial, full of possitive meanings. Not many Spaniards would mind being associated with such a noble beast.
Many of the Spaniards living in Belgium have this sort of bull sticker on their car -->

http://rlv.zcache.com/bull_espana_toro_sticker-p217455848059468915qjcl_400.jpg

JolánGagó
10-28-2009, 03:31 PM
Many of the Spaniards living in Belgium have this sort of bull sticker on their car -->


this is the one you mostly see in Spain:

http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/2701/totosmall.jpg

Snoo Foo
10-28-2009, 03:37 PM
wow look at that scrotum

the logo :zzz:

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http://yourcarlogo.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/acura-logo-2.jpg

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star
11-01-2009, 02:26 PM
Yeah I get that bullfiighting is not that popular in Mallorca and Rafa probably doesn't care much /as a nice person he is doesn't want to create any controversy (with the animal rights activists or whomever).
But Rafa as a bull.... :o :o may be but don't like it much. Then Fed should have the ballerina logo or smth. :haha: :o j/k j/k

A tutu!!


I just hope that Rafa doesn't start wearing it to his pressers with it pulled way down over his eyes after a loss. The only good thing I have to say about it is that at least it's not his initials.