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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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    Shuma-Gorath's Avatar
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    Ask people to throw you more.

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    Didn't so much Fall as Saunter Vaguely Downwards

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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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    Aaron Fields's Avatar
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    just use it

    Aaron

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    Wear it more than twice a week.

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    Traditional Tom's Avatar
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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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    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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    A gi cannot be considered 'broken in' until it has blood on it. Preferably someone elses.

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

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