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  1. supercuto is offline

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    1/30/2005 8:49pm


     

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    Breaking in a gi.

    OK, so I have a double weave, jiu-jitsu gi made by Atama. Its about 3 months old. I wash it twice a week, after each class. The damn thing still feels stiff as a board. I use fabric softener in the washer and I add fabric softener sheets in the dryer.

    Anyone have any ideas how I can soften up my gi?
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  2. Shuma-Gorath is offline
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     Style: BJJ - Homeland Security

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Ask people to throw you more.
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  3. IzzyDaHedgehog is offline

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     Style: Ex-TKD, BJJ, Muay Thai

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Try the "Gloves, Gis, and Gear" forum instead.
    sudo make me a sandwich!
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  4. Aaron Fields is offline
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    1/30/2005 9:03pm


     Style: Cambo/jujutsu/judo

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    just use it

    Aaron
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  5. Deadpan Scientist is offline

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     Style: BJJ

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Wear it more than twice a week.
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  6. Traditional Tom is offline
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    Posted On:
    1/30/2005 9:54pm

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     Style: Mixed Martial Arts

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    Maybe you should get a Gi made out of silk or satin or some such pliance-friendly material. I hear Gi's made out of supple black leather are all the rage.
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     Style: Judo

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I do not know you want to. A stiff hard Gi is harder for your opponent to grab, it gives you an advantage.
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  8. Yrkoon9 is offline
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    Posted On:
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    A gi cannot be considered 'broken in' until it has blood on it. Preferably someone elses.
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  9. Ippatsu182 is offline

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     Style: Muay Thai

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    My Atama double weave is usually pretty stiff after I wash it, but it softens up after I start sweating during practice.

    If you want a softer gi, I'd get a Koral.
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  10. AFS is offline

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     Style: judo

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    the harder the gi the better.
    I starch them before competition.
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