Pink Panther
Years ago

State League Body Suits

It has been said womens basketball doesn't get talked about enoughon this website, so lets get to the pressing issues. I think all womens uniforms should be bodysuits if they want to lift attendances it is a must. West and South good work!

(Mod: Inappropriate remark removed.)

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rodman  
Years ago

you forgot about Eastern do they still wear bodysuits

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Isaac  
Years ago

So do Sturt. Probably Norwood too.

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Hoop Addict  
Years ago

Not Norwood Isaac. Try and keep up would ya?

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Phadreus  
Years ago

Body suits are going out of fashion. As much as the players like wearing them because their opponents cant grab their shirts, they are totally unmarketable. I have seen more girls wearing Rachel SPorn WNBA jerseys than Lightning jerseys. Why not promote the sport in a direction which is marketbale rather than for dirty old men.

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Isaac  
Years ago

Hoop Addict also wears a body suit.

Phadreus -- agreed.

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Hoop Addict  
Years ago

What happens at home, stays at home Isaac.

I also agree with Phadreus.

Having said that, the Lightning uniform has had an upgrade and I think they look better. The numbers are far clearer, too.

But I'd still rather the girls in a 'normal' uniform. They just don't look like basketballers in bodysuits!

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Pink Panther  
Years ago

Who said i want them to look like basketball, and anyway since when do fans buy an ABL singlet of their favourite player

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Hoop Addict  
Years ago

No one said you want them to look like basketballers. But I would prefer they do. I don't think the bodysuits look that flash.

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Hoop Addict  
Years ago

Jirachi,

Must confess that I didn't look that closely at them :-).

From a spectators point of view, I thought they looked better. Fitting/cut wise, I have noooo idea!

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Mid Court Screen  
Years ago

I love body suits. They don't leave much for the imagination;-)

Pink Panther has a point....fair enough if the lightning wanted to go back to normal uniforms for marketing purposes, but who buys their favourite ABL players singlet?

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Phadreus  
Years ago

Not talking about body suits being marketable in the ABL, takling about WNBL. For ABl IMO, what we are selling is to the club juniors that they should want to grow up and play seniors. If you have some 11-12 year old girls who might be conserned about wearing them, in the future will they continue with basketball, take up another sport or stop playing all toether.

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hopeless  
Years ago

omg if they had body suits in my day i would have changed to another sport

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Anonymous  
Years ago

it should be ther own choice if they wear then or not

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Alf  
Years ago

No way Hoop! They were BAD, the old ones were much better.

Those poor girls, for those guys that like them out there how would you like to wear one and have all your bare essentials there for everyone to see. I see the girls side of the argument on this one :)

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She's got game!  
Years ago

How about the girls wear a two piece like those women beach volleyballers in the Olympics.

Maybe a wet T-shirt compeTITion at half time and then after game table dancing by your favourite players.

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Isaac  
Years ago

The potential sarcasm is appreciated.

More important than body-hugging outfits in attracting fans to the women's games is the style of play, in my opinion. Generally I don't find girls games particularly fluid, but players like Jess Mahony or Erin Phillips are entertaining to watch. More players like those two and I think that will help.

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hopeless  
Years ago

let us see men in bike shorts somewhat like the cyclist wear with tight singlets and let us see just how comfortable they feel with the world able to judge for themselves every 'little' imperfection

fair is fair - body suits for women
body suits for men

none of these extremely long shorts or baggy uniforms to hide all love handles or beer bellies

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MW  
Years ago

If you did not have bodysuits for womens, less people would go to the games. Might be harsh but you would definetly see a downturn in attendances from the "dirty old men".

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Hoop Addict  
Years ago

Not sure about you MW, but I don't see too many "dirty old men" out at ABL games in any case.

Let's not forget that only 4 (South, West, Eastern & Sturt) teams wear bodysuits anyway!

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Isaac  
Years ago

I don't prefer the body suits. Neither does the WNBA.

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MW  
Years ago

Sorry, I was thinking WNBL, not ABL

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Hoop Addict  
Years ago

My mistake!

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Rite  
Years ago

West and South are moving away from the body suits next season. I think the body suits do nothing for women's basketball. The WNBA went away from it as they can not market the uniform.

The idea of 'what is good for one is good for the other'. Could you imagine Panther running around in a body suit...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

If the reason why the girls wear body suits is to stop opponents from grabbing their shirts then why dont mean wear them for the same reason?

Personally I'd rather people came out to watch a game for the skill level rather than what I'm wearing.

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Secretus Sciurus  
Years ago

I thought girls were forced to wear body suits, and was suprised a while ago when a team I heard of was given the choice and they went with body suits.
I doubt the whole team agreed and I feel sorry for any of the girls who voted for singlets and got suits.

Who decides for ABL teams the players or management?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

im with 'hopless' 100%.. i would have changed to another sport if i had to wear a body suit. there is no reason why women have to wear them and men dont.. is there?!?!?


bloody crazzy

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the appreciator  
Years ago

I heard Div 5 women - were going to body suits?

Can anyone cofirm what is worn underneath ?

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Rookie  
Years ago

The Forestville Girls a few yrs ago ALL threatened to quit when bodysiuts were mentioned. And that bunch did not have too much to complain about their bodys.
In the end, basketball should be about basketball and not about body image or impressing others for the sake of attendences.
If u are going to watch basketball for the sake of watching girls for their perfections or imperfections, then grow up.

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Punter  
Years ago

I think the body suits look a lot better than most of the clubs shorts and singlet uniforms. Maybe a new more eye catching design would help the image of the shorts and singlet. Especially in SOuths case.

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MW  
Years ago

I think the picture in today's Advertiser of Erin Seward shows exactly why they want the women to wear the bodysuits...

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Panther  
Years ago

Rite...if I wore a body suit there wouldn't be enough room in the stadium for all the women to fit!!! My physic is God like!!!

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kerry  
Years ago

ok digging up an old thread here

i full agree with pinkpanther that we should all wear the bodysuits.

if not for the practicality side of it. (harder to grab)
then for the comfort. (or so im told)

they look good and they move good. what more do we need to say?
mind you my local team doesnt wear them yet and being 15 by the time im old enough to play in a team that would it looks like they will have been shunned.

it seems like a lot of the older players dont like the new bodysuits. is this because its a change from your comfort zone or is it that you have had your hay day and now have nothing better to do than remenis on back in my day type situations.
If everyone had that sort of attitude we would all still be wearing 1970's style globe trotters uniforms and chuck tyler converse. :P

I for one WANT to have the opportunity to wear a bodysuit.
true they are tight. but my sister swears by them.
someone earlier said what do ya wear under them. simple responce is whatever you normally would silly.
more contraversial responce would be my sister recomends any sport style G, but thats a whole nother thread for the old girls to pick apart :)

Keep the bodysuits i say

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