V for Vancouver? V for Victory?
How about V for Vile?
That's Roberto Luongo's goalie mask these days.
Going for that 'retro' look, Roberto's got a swing and a miss for a mask.
I don't think the finesse of the ultra-cool Johnny Canuck on the top of the mask blended with the bold pinstripe Canuck colors forming a 'V' in the front go together well at all.
Gotta love when the Reebok logo sticks out like a sore thumb. Ouch. The only other item on the front of his mask is the Canucks' 40th Anniversary logo on the chin - boring (although it's better than the captain's 'C' he had earlier).
If he wanted to go bold, then take a page out of Chris Mason's mask with the Thrashers...
Now that's how to do a cool retro mask. Bold, bold and more bold.
Luongo liked the retro look ever since coming to the Canucks (only a couple versions garnered decent marks from me), but his masks from previous teams really hit the mark.
The Islanders and Panthers really were choice teams for Lui to get creative with his masks (and he needed it with the lack of winning he'd experience).
Remember the Pink Panther days? Now that was fun stuff. I miss that Roberto... bring it back.
Not much else to say...even Luongo himself doesn't have much to add in this video about his current mask design.
I give it 1.5 out of 5
Now it's your turn to Rate My Mask!
That was a rush ... until it wasn't
6 hours ago
1 out of 5. He could have done a lot better with this one.ReplyDelete
for a retro look, it's really well done. This is everything done successfully that Tim Thomas' mask fails at. The aged sepia goes well and the simplistic V is very 70's.ReplyDelete
The only complaint is the ridiculous reebok logo. Must be some sort of rule or paid sponser....
I'll be generous and give him 2ReplyDelete
I SAY THIS IS 5 OUT OF 5 BECAUSE I THINK LUONGO IS THE BESTEST PERSON EVER!!!!! :D :DReplyDelete
Unlike Anonymous above even though I love my Canucks and I'm a big Lu fan...his mask sucksReplyDelete
Dunno how the whole brownish thing works on his mask...2/5
I'd give it a 3. But if I gave it that many, chances are it would get pulled :)ReplyDelete
Opposite of everything you said! :-) That Mason mask is uuuuuuuugly.ReplyDelete
i give it a 1 out of 5 because it is so BORING!!! i think he could of done a way better job on it.ReplyDelete
I'll give it a 2 out of 5. I like the old-school sepia toning, but mixing the original colors with the "V" just doesn't work. I'd rather see more of Johnny Canuck.ReplyDelete