BJJ Gi

Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment Discussion' started by cjstephens, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. cjstephens

    cjstephens White Belt

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    I'm about to start bjj classes and I was wondering what kind of gi I should get, single thread or double? I know the single thread is cheaper and I'm kinda leaning towards that because I don't have a very big budget. Is there a big difference between the 2 types of threads? I appreciate any advice, thanks.
     
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    uofm_fan1979 White Belt

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    Fuji makes a really good gi. That's what I bought my son and it is a VERY GOOD gi.
     
  3. beeran1

    beeran1 Purple Belt

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    Single-weaves are typically cheaper. Double-weaves are generally very thick, heavy and hot, with thicker collars (which makes it more difficult for your opponents to grab onto). Personally, I would go with a single or gold weave (gold is between the two) if I only had one gi. What is your height/weight?
     
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    ChiliDavis65 Blue Belt

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    Fuji Single-Weave is a good starter gi, imho.
     
  5. cjstephens

    cjstephens White Belt

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    I'm about 5'7 and weigh 170lbs.
     
  6. beeran1

    beeran1 Purple Belt

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    I've heard good things about Fujis, though I haven't tried them myself. Sirius is another affodable brand that I can strongly recommend.
     
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    cjstephens White Belt

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    Ya I've heard good things about Fuji, thanks for the advice guys.
     
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    MMAGearZone White Belt

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    check out the vulkan ultra light gi. its the lightest weight gi ever made. very breathable. very comfortable. and not too expensive.
     
  9. AgentFish

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    depends on you and where you live/train. I sweat to death in my gold weave, but I know it's durable and will last. It is a padilla and sons and I like it, it fits me well, I have problems keeping sleeves legal. There are plenty of decent gis around depending on your budget. Gameness Pearl is around $100. I've heard fujis shrink a lot, but I have no personal experience with them. One of the guys I roll with has one, it seems to work.
     
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