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    i got mine here, they are great. surfer rash guards are indeed the same as the MA specific ones

    http://shop.store.yahoo.com/beachtra...uardsguys.html (and no i didn't get the floral print ones.)

    i have short sleeved ones but am thinking about getting some long sleeved ones cause i still get mat burn on my arms some times.
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    Can more people weigh in on long vs. short sleeved guards, please?

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    It's personal preference. Get both. I prefer my sleevless one.

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    whats a rash gaurd do?
    my friend has em, but he says all it does it help collect all the sweat so that its harder to grab on to you and keep ur muscles warm, but at the same time sweat dissapears pretty quickly too..
    so im not really sure why you would want em.. or need em if u arent wrestling as much..
    doin muay thai i can't find a reason to have one but look ultra sexy..
    and yes.. being ultra sexy has its advantages

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    I picked up a cheap long sleeve on from wal-mart for the ATL Throwdown and it held up pretty well. For 12 bux it wasnt bad.

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    Rash guards...what do they do?

    They...uh...guard....against....rashes...

    Was that hard to figure out?

    Do you get rashes in MT? No. So you won't need it. If you grapple, you would.
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    Originally posted by a l u c i d
    whats a rash gaurd do?
    my friend has em, but he says all it does it help collect all the sweat so that its harder to grab on to you and keep ur muscles warm, but at the same time sweat dissapears pretty quickly too..
    so im not really sure why you would want em.. or need em if u arent wrestling as much..
    doin muay thai i can't find a reason to have one but look ultra sexy..
    and yes.. being ultra sexy has its advantages
    rash guards were first designed for surfers. they were designed to keep surf wax out of your chest hair when not wearing a wetsuit, and to stop a rash that people get under their arms when they do wear wetsuits.

    grapplers caught on to them as a way to avoid rashes and "mat burn" that you get from rolling around on a mat. also they wick away sweat and dry quickly as well as making pivoting on your back easier.

    i hear some people wear them under their gi, i don't know what purpose they serve in that case.

    recently SIMILAR items have been put out by underarmour and now nike and other brands. these seem to have been initially desgigned to go under american football uniforms, however they are now being marketed by nike as "compression" technology. i'm not sure what that is supposed to mean, or what benefits it is supposed to provide.

    i just picked up a long sleeve one from underarmour, and i can tell you that it is not as thick as my surf rash guards, after i have rolled wearing it a few times i will have more opinions as to if they are useful for grappling.

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    Underarmour and the rest of their ilk are more like a heavy-duty dri-fit type, not really designed for rubbing/grinding...they tend to pill up, but are still good for wicking sweat.

    Rash guards are more for avoidin rashes and not so much about the sweat transfer. Many people who wear grappling gis tend to get binding under the arms...you can rash up from your gi almost as much as you can from the mats.
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    i recently ordered a gameness rashguard. i usually wear a small in normal shirts, but i wear fitted clothing. i wonder if the rashguard will be too small when it comes in. if you were a small t-shirt, does that equal small in rashguard? it is my first rashguard so i am having quite a bit of trouble with that. i sure hope i did not order the wrong size.

    can anyone give me any info? thanks

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    I wear a lage in t shirts but a large in the walmart brand was so tight that i felt kind faint after wearing it to class and exercising in it. I finaly got a xxl and its just about right a bit loose but not too freaking tight like the other one was.

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