Thread: I can't believe I'm asking this:
4/14/2011 3:36am, #11
- Join Date
- Apr 2007
- West Virginia
maybe check out what's hip with your students and feel some of their Gi's ? You could even do this sneakily, when you're choking them unconscious.
4/14/2011 9:10am, #12
*Go gets gun to shoot Tom.
Things that are throwing me off are that I've got to weigh in my gi. I want to have a lightweight gi. I hate white. I don't want to look like a poster board. I don't want to pay a fortune. I was told some of these gi's tear easily. I've seen guys be disqualified over the littlest ****.
Want to make sure if I buy this gi I'm not buying a piece of **** that I won't be able to use anyway.
4/14/2011 9:21am, #13Judo is only gentle for the guy on top.
4/14/2011 9:29am, #14
How much does it weigh and how much does it shrink?
4/14/2011 9:41am, #15
Super light minimal shrinkage and strong as all get out. The material doesn't even stretch when you pull on it. Totally baddass Tim just got the battlepack mma shorts and natural gi in last night.Judo is only gentle for the guy on top.
4/14/2011 9:46am, #16
(Can you smoke it? bwahahaah, sorry couldn't help myself)
This one sounds like a winner coach. I'll check up in a week, make sure nothing has changed.
4/14/2011 10:01am, #17
If just weighing the jackets, my Mizuno doubles are about 6lbs, my Atama about 4.5 and my Kauai Kimonos is just 1.5 lbs!
Pants are super light and have been IBJJF approved, but not the jackets yet to my understanding.
Super small operation, only 3 seamstresses and every gi is inspected by the owner.
Attention to detail is awesome.
(So i guess that qualifies as gi <brand j>?)
4/14/2011 10:13am, #18Another hitch is their questionable legality in competition. Here’s what they had to say about it:
Our ripstop gi pants are definitely legal, but the jacket is unfortunately not allowed for IBJJF comps. Other organizations may vary. We’ve had a ton of reports of people competing in their ripstop gi’s all over the world. Most recently NAGA and Gracie Nationals.
So that’s a bummer, but if you plan on wearing it to your academy most of the time then it’s not a deal breaker.
Despite any of those issues, my Kauai kimono is my favorite gi based on its durability and comfort when training gets hot, beating out even Shoyoroll (which is a great gi in itself.)
^^^^^^This review eliminates it as a contender^^^^^^^
4/14/2011 10:34am, #19
• Jacket made of a 17oz (580gsm) long fiber weave (very breathable)
• Pants made of 11oz (370gsm) long fiber canvas
• Reinforced stitching for strength and durability
• Machine washable: Due to the properties of the hemp blend the gi actually gets softer and more comfortable with each wash while retaining it's strength, it wears in rather than wearing out (allow for up to 5% shrinkage with a hot water wash)
So it weighs in at roughly 1 3/4 lbs
4/14/2011 10:47am, #20
^That is the "weight" of the fabric, not the weight of the finished product.
gsm=grams square meter of raw fabric. The oz is for a yard.
A jacket could weigh in at over 2 lbs with lapels etc, i'd guess.
Last edited by ChenPengFi; 4/14/2011 10:51am at .