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    Quote Originally Posted by Yrkoon9
    I love the stiff, grity feelings of a hang-dried gi. Watching my opponent wince as I tear my gi out of his grip and he loses skin off his knuckles is priceless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yrkoon9
    I love the stiff, grity feelings of a hang-dried gi. Watching my opponent wince as I tear my gi out of his grip and he loses skin off his knuckles is priceless.
    If you don't bother washing it at all, you can watch your opponent as infection sets in.
    Delayed kill!

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    what about stiff lapels. I got a Gameness gi and it had stiff ultra lapels. i was rolling them up to soften them but one of the blue belts was like "DUMBASS, its good to have a stiff lapel, that way its harder for them to choke you out with it!"

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    Well it's harder for them to get a grip on it, not necessarily choke you out with it. But I'm sure that's what he meant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yrkoon9
    I love the stiff, grity feelings of a hang-dried gi. Watching my opponent wince as I tear my gi out of his grip and he loses skin off his knuckles is priceless.
    Yeah, that's sweet....I did that last night and it cost my opponent 1/2 his fingernail...but then I ended up getting his blood on my gi.

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    Ahhh interesting stuff.

    Thanks for the responses! Yep, I hung it out to dry rather than put it in the dryer.

    Hmm, maybe I put too much detergent in this time perhaps.

    Unfortunately, the only wincing involved at my classes is me when i'm getting my ass handed to me by almost everyone - hoping to change that soon though!

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    My gi shrinks in the electric dryer so you might want to check on yours to see if that's cool.

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    Go north/south on someone with a hang dried gi. Put all your weight down and then spin into side control.

    The gi burn rash on their forehead is awesome.

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    I always machine wash cold and hang dry. Like others have said, the stiffness becomes a nonissue during practice.

    The only problem I've had is blood doesn't seem to wash out all the way, it only fades to a dull brownish blotch. As cool as it is to have blood stains splattered across my gi, it doesn't seem very classy. Anyone have any suggestions? Bleach (Chlorox) doesn't seem to work.

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    Leave the gi soaked in cold water for an hour before washing it.

    Usually helps. Not tepid or hot water, that only causes the blood to coagulate and set better.
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