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    Kenan79

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    Problem with a Green Hill GI

    Post by Kenan79 on Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:10 pm

    About a year ago, I bought a Green Hill white GI (IJF approved).
    I'm 180cm and around 100kg (-100 category). The gi I took was a 190cm size. I used it for both practice (I practice pretty much every day) AND for the tournaments.

    The damn thing got shrunk so much, it certainly wouldn't past the test if I'm to go to the state championship this year.
    I never washed it in a temperature higher then the one recommended (30C) and I do wash it every 2nd day.

    The sleeves got like 10cm+ shorter, the waist line got shrunk as well, I can't wrap it around fully..the only part of the gi that didn't shrink are the pants..(Yeaay!).

    And one more thing: the GI got really "stiff" around the collar (neck).

    So, I am thinking about going back to Mizuno or Adidas Gi..

    Or perhaps it was somehow my fault this gi got so shrunk?

    Any advice is welcome.
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    Re: Problem with a Green Hill GI

    Post by Jonesy on Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:52 am

    I always by Japanese branded judogi and only ones made in Japan, specifically. Everything else has been a let-down apart from Dan Rho of 20 years ago. They are not the same now as Sport Rhode is not the parent.


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    Re: Problem with a Green Hill GI

    Post by Kenan79 on Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:49 am

    ^^I don't think I can get the japanase-made judogis here where I live. And besides, I heard they're quite expensive?

    What about Adidas Gi? I did use Mizuno before, any models there worth mentioning?
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    Re: Problem with a Green Hill GI

    Post by Jonesy on Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:26 pm

    An Adidas was the worst judogi I ever owned. I sold it in a matter of months. Massive shrinkage, uncomfortable, skimpy cut and a ridiculously stiff collar.

    You can mail order Mizuno and Kusakura from any number of retailers who will ship worldwide.


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    Re: Problem with a Green Hill GI

    Post by Davaro on Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:08 am

    Do yourself a favour and look into the FF (Fighting Films) Superstar Gis

    I have had almost zero shrinkage from when I purchased it in 2012


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    Re: Problem with a Green Hill GI

    Post by Cichorei Kano on Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:24 am

    Jonesy wrote:An Adidas was the worst judogi I ever owned. I sold it in a matter of months. Massive shrinkage, uncomfortable, skimpy cut and a ridiculously stiff collar.


    But it has shoulder stripes !! Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad


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    Re: Problem with a Green Hill GI

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    Re: Problem with a Green Hill GI

    Post by Stacey on Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:57 am

    just wait; the IJF rules keep changing, so eventually your gi will actually meet standards....
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    Re: Problem with a Green Hill GI

    Post by Stacey on Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:57 am

    I'm gonna echo the "don't go with Adidas" bit. Otherwise, I dunno - whatever you can get that's IJF approved that works for you.
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    Re: Problem with a Green Hill GI

    Post by Cichorei Kano on Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:15 am

    Stacey wrote:I'm gonna echo the "don't go with Adidas" bit.  Otherwise, I dunno - whatever you can get that's IJF approved that works for you.

    You could always suggest a gi based on the new jerseys of the national Colombian female biker's team, which has replaced the shoulder stripes by a California landing stripe, so it seems:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2756113/Time-change-gear-Colombian-women-s-cycling-team-appear-Brazilians-bizarre-flesh-coloured-kit.html


    Still think a joshi belt stripe is that bad, in comparison ?  tongue

    On the other hand, I could foresee you liking the bikers shorts of the 2010 Footon Servetto Fuji Tour de France 2010 squad which are also depicted on that page, on the male members (no pun intended). Rolling Eyes


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