Posted On:2/28/2006 7:32pm
Style: BJJ, wrestling
Originally Posted by UpaLumpa
Their old complite was amazing for comfort and durability. The company that made the gi for them now sells on their own: Starpak.
Thick collar, soft inside, great fit.
I like the Kompetitor a lot but the inside is like sandpaper too. Wore it without a rashguard the other day and my nipples got scraped to hell.
I have an old complite. It's one of my favorites, but that sucker is a little on the warm side during the summers here.
I sold the Kompetitor I bought to another student. The skirt is so short it ALWAYS comes untucked from my belt in the first minute of rolling. I find that this annoys the hell out of me for some reason.
The Atama single weaves that I favor in the summer are rough inside and out. Fabric softener in the wash goes a long way toward overcoming this. Unless you like the gi burn look.
Shut the hell up and train.
Posted On:2/28/2006 8:23pm
The untucking is indeed annoying as hell.
Posted On:3/01/2006 4:50pm
Thanks for all the input. I have an Atama GoldWeave, but that is the one that is super stiff after 3 years of intense use. It is great in terms of wear and tear, but it is rough and feels like I am rolling in a box sometimes. Some of the guys at our school are getting Atama SummerWeaves. They say it's like rolling in your pajamas but you still get a good collar. I think that's the way I'm going to go. Thanks again.
and good morning to you too
Posted On:3/01/2006 4:57pm
Good list and I'll look around, but does anyone have 1st hand knowledge of a gi for an immense person? 6'4". 300lbs, 36" inseam type-big...
You can't make people smarter. You can expose them to information, but your responsibility stops there.
Posted On:3/01/2006 5:21pm
Style: Sandbagged BJJ white belt
I like Koral, but I know at least one guy who bought one and thought it was terrible, because it was too loose fitting on him. He is quite slim though.
I pointed at him [the panhandler], bringing my rear hand up in a subtle approximation of the double Wu Sau guard that is the default hand position in Wing Chun Kung Fu.
"Step away," I hissed.
Posted On:3/01/2006 5:37pm
Style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
My school has a deal with Atama, so the goldweave has been my gi of choice. It's lasted well, and I don't really feel any discomfort wearing it (at least not that I've noticed), so I have no complaints. Now Atama owns Bad Boy and all their **** is 10 dollars more expensive, so I'll probably go with something else whenever I actually have a need for another gi.
Posted On:3/01/2006 5:48pm
Style: BJJ, Judo
Got my Koral MKM yesterday.
I'll let you know in a year or two.
Posted On:3/02/2006 11:11am
Uno Mas TTT!
Still having a hard time finding a size 7 or 8 gi. Anyone know about the quality of Howard Combat Kimonos? They have a compitition 7 for $100.
Posted On:3/02/2006 1:36pm
Everything I've ever heard about HCK has been amazingly positive.
The one downside I've heard is that they have a thick seem running down the spine. However people I've corresponded with online say it isn't a big deal atall.
Posted On:3/03/2006 5:25pm
Style: Retard Poster Jitsu (BJJ)
I likes me Red Nose, bit stiff but lasting well.
I got one from rednoseusa but they don't look like their doing them anymore though.Which is a shame as I'd like a blue one (ooh er).
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