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    Who makes the best grappling Kimono/gi?

    I already have a Howard Combat Kimono, and think it's pretty darn good. Would like to pick up a second one so I can always have a clean one ready to go (have shown up with a wet Kimono to practice more than once).

    Who makes the best Kimono? I'd like a lighter one if possible (summer's out here are scorchers), but not at the expense of durability. Also like blue with some kind of design, but nothing outrageous. Pretty consvervative person.

    Any thoughts?

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    Thought: Repost this in the gear forum.
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    Another thought: it really depends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PirateJon
    Thought: Repost this in the gear forum.
    Better thought. Here are links to the 'How do gi?' threads.
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    Shut the hell up and train.

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    Thanks for the links. Did some good reading, narrowed it down considerably.

    On a side note, has anyone tried the Ground Force gi made of hemp? I'm a huge fan of hemp as a fabric (lighter, stronger, and more durable than cotton), but can't find a single review or website for Ground Force. Here's a link to the gi. (http://scientificstreetfighting.net/...17&product=193)

    Anybody have any ideas or used this gi?

    Other than that I like the Vulcan summer weave and Sirius gi's.

    Thanks.

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    I have a light vulcan gi.

    It's great and light and everything but its real easy for people to grab onto.


    I get jealous when I try to grab hold of those bastards with thick cardboard gis and my fingers almost bend off.
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    Most of the guys at my school have HCK's. I couldn't figure out why I kept ripping the skin on my fingers until recently -- it's that course, sand paper-type fabric. I don't care all that much if people can get holds on my collar. It gets real hot in AZ so comfort is important. I'd really like to try out a hemp gi, though. That thing should last 10 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by razerfish
    I'd really like to try out a hemp gi, though. That thing should last 10 years.
    If you do, please write a short review. I'd be interested in how it performed.
    Shut the hell up and train.

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    I've toyed with the idea of a hemp gi, but I love my atama. Its the first gi I've ordered that actually fit me properly after washing. Usually they either are too large or they shrink and I look silly. My next gi is going to be a HCK though. They are cheap and I like what I've seen of them so far.

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    **** HCK and all the BJJ Gi's you're all fucking sheep. I buy a beautiful JJ Gi that is the same quality as all the other $89 gi's it just doesn't come with anything. I have BJJ guys look at it all the time and love it and it's $35 cheaper.

    You're all such metro sexual gay fucks.

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