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    Mats n stuff.

    Once again I find myself using a BJJ tag *just* to attract attention.

    In something like 5 months I'll be moving into a house with 3 other guys (not ghey), 2 of which are MA students at my club. We are most definitely matting a room out so we can fight over who's washing up and whatnot.

    We are students. We have negative cash. Generically, what mats are the cheapest, and which are the cheapest without sucking? Specifically, where can I get them in the UK? It's been suggested that I go to a club and buy the ones they throw out, but that's going to require awfully good timing - our club's mats are circa C17.

    #2
    Get some cheap imitation zebra mats. I dunno about in the UK, but in the states you can get some for a fraction of what the 'real' ones sell for in any wall-mart type store.

    This stuff:
    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...666#long_descr

    I'm guessing that you will be using them for BJJ primarily and not for Judo throws or WWF style body slaming.

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      #3
      I got my mats from HERE

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        #4
        I have some swain mats that are amazing- they're expensive as fuck but they're worth saving up the money for- every penny!
        http://swainsportsintl.com/f_flooring.htm

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          #5
          At the school gym we've got Swain and they're t3h sh1zn1t. I've done a little on them and there are some bjj guys who roll religiously on them and they're none the worse for wear.

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            #6
            Those cheapo zebra mats are definitely in my price range, thanks.

            Anyone that recommended Swain needs to go back and read where I mentioned MONEY, and the fact that I don't breathe it. Christ.

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              #7
              Hit up your local high schools and see if you can come by a used wrestling mat. In our club we use zebra mats on top of a sprung floor, but for home use wrestling mats work nice and you can often pick a 10x10 up for almost nothing.

              Aaron Fields

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                #8
                holy crap, I'm gonna go to wal mart today and check out those $20 mats !!!!!
                I think it was two ninjas taped together, to make one GIANT NINJA!!!!

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                  #9
                  I'll bet if you showed up behind a flooring/carpet store around 2am with a pickup truck you can dig up a bunch of carpet scraps and specifically the carpet foam padding for free.

                  Put a layer of foam and carpet under those Walmart mats and I bet you could do throws or whatever you want with em.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Yrkoon9
                    I'll bet if you showed up behind a flooring/carpet store around 2am with a pickup truck you can dig up a bunch of carpet scraps and specifically the carpet foam padding for free.

                    Put a layer of foam and carpet under those Walmart mats and I bet you could do throws or whatever you want with em.

                    that's a good call, we just brought home two packs of the walmart mats (they had black ones for $17 in the sports dept) and though we weren't planning on doing any throws really, these are just for light rolling at home.
                    I think it was two ninjas taped together, to make one GIANT NINJA!!!!

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                      #11
                      psssh, why do you need mats anyways? all you need is a good concrete floor.

                      I thought you were martial artists, not fairies.

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                        #12
                        Because we practice traditional Okinawan mat-fu. 90% of fights end up on mats, because they hurt more than lava and broken glass. Still liking those walmart mats, but thats still $180 for 3 x 3...

                        Edit: is that $20 for one mat, or for a set?

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                          #13
                          excuses.

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                            #14
                            $20 for a pack of 4 mats.
                            Economical!

                            Wal-mart has cheap rashguards too. God, that place is equiment heaven.

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                              #15
                              I just went to wal mart, and in the sports section they had some black mat, $17 for 6 pieces (plus edging). I bought two packs, and am gonna go buy two more so I can fill in the whole living room floor.

                              the mats are KICK ASS. Just cushy enough to make you not bruise up the elbows and knees, but dense enough to still know it when you hit the ground. Each section is 2ft.x2ft. Slick surface, good for spinning and sliding. Wow, what a fucking bargain. And it's industrial matting, meant to have heavy equipment sit on it, so it's not gonna tear up any time soon I bet.
                              I think it was two ninjas taped together, to make one GIANT NINJA!!!!

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