How many Gi's do you have?
Well I just moved to another city, and didn't get everything with me and just got one pair of a Gi with me.
And this city (Shanghai) seems to be very humid, now I am trying to dry my gi inside the office cuz even after 2 nights waiting outside they are still wet like diarrhea ****.
The gym i train here doesn't have classes everyday like it used to be in Beijing, so I felt like one would be enough even if i wash it everyday but seems like i will need another one soon.
And another thing is it started to get torn in many places since I came here. So I am wondering is it because that I use the same one over and over again?
How many pairs do you have and how many pairs does a BJJ guy need you think?
I've got two, and most of the BJJ guys I train with have two as well. If your gi is starting to tear it's probably time to think about getting a new one. If you want to stick with just one gi, consider spending the money for a high-quality double-weave (usually in the $100-$150 price range). They're heavy but they
can take a lot of abuse and will generally last a long time.
I have 3 one double weave two single weave Gis I would like to pick up at least 2 more. Mind you I train 6 times a week Monday night, 2 times Tuesday 2 times Thursday and one open mat on Saturday. The 3 gis allow me to wash on wed and fri. Someone told me a good rule of thumb is to have as many Gis as you train per week.
the tears i got were minor first but i recently got one big one on the pants, giving me a nice sexy décollete
And the best part is i feel scared to take it to a tailor, because when my first gi had a tear before in beijing, i gave it to a tailor lady for repair and it broke her sewing machine which resulted in her swearing at me and telling me "how stupid i am for wearing that stupid ****"
For now I don't want to just throw it, i am a little short but i better start to collect some money for my second gi.
Do you think wearing a black gi makes you a dick? I always felt if someone lower than purple wears a black gi it would make him look like a dick (i'm a purple though hehe) (now this makes me an alot bigger dick i think)
Bah, raggedy gis are where it's at. Makes you look mean!
Down to one double weave for Judo now that my single weave top has a comically huge patch ripped out of it (gone past mean and into hobo territory). I put my stuff in the washer right when I get home though and toss it in the dryer before I go to bed. (Yes the dryer, I just don't see a point to wearing gis that I need to treat like dress clothes.)
Last edited by maofas; 12/01/2010 1:23am at .
I own two, but my next one is gonna be one of these.
The quick drying and light weight are very attractive.
i agree about the dryer, though haven't seen many driers in china to be honest so it may be a luxury device in here or something i don't know (what i mean is it may be a little expensive)
Originally Posted by maofas
i heard it may shrink your gi though
well, the claims are pretty nice, do you know anyone that owns them?
Originally Posted by ChenPengFi
I actually like light and thinner gi's, imho it makes it easier for the other guy to get a hold of you, so you have to be more careful cuz you're in more danger.
i ask it however for now i may just end up buying one of these:
which is 450 yuan (its like 67,5 dollars)
(and to be honest the price doesn't seem so bad, anyone wanna do some business??? :P )
Yes, they seem super tough and really light.
Originally Posted by Necroyunus
One of my coaches won his division at NAGA here last month in one.