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Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Ghostdogg, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. Ghostdogg

    Ghostdogg Blue Belt

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    as a big man finding no gi shorts is sort of a challenge. But what are the difference in board shorts and fight shorts also any big guys out their found a good company for big man shorts let me know thanx. im also using them for no gi training
     
  2. Killer Ape

    Killer Ape White Belt

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    Im about 210 pounds 6'0 and I wear sprawl fight shorts and they are comfortable and mobile for me so maybe give them a shot. I wear board shorts too and they dont give me much of a problem either
     
  3. Ghostdogg

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    what is the difference between board shorts and fight shorts
     
  4. armtriangle

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    fight shorts stay up better. That's about the sum of it. They have string and velcro system that is more secure and sturdy than your average board short.

    I have Atama fight shorts and they have never even slipped down to show some crack even once.
     
  5. BJJ 619***

    BJJ 619*** White Belt

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    Also fight shorts sometimes have slits in the side of the legs to give you a little more flexiblity. I have real No-Gi ones that Belfort sometimes wears, but I had to die the front part black because of the stupid IBJJF rules. :icon_conf
     
  6. lechien

    lechien Gold Belt

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    board shorts are ok as long:

    they do not have any external pocket and external strings.
     
  7. Ghostdogg

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    any idea which ones have like xxl or like 42 44 size ones
     
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    Kimura Wear makes up to size 42 fight shorts.
     
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    Sounds like you'll need to order them online, I have the luxury of being from Las Vegas so I bought both pairs of shorts when OTM had them on sale. I have a pair of Hitman fight shorts and they've worked out great for me.
     
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    i wear size 42 jeans and tried the sprawl and chute boxe fight shorts in size 42. they both fit GREAT. i hear that the tapout shorts fit similar to chute boxe which were incredibly comfy
     
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    I think fight shorts generally have a slit in the sides which is why I don't like them for grappling. (They ride up too high). Board shorts are closed seam.
     
  12. Doctor Gonzo

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    Fight shorts will actually make your no gi fighting alot better, you dont worry about your pants falling down and the material is better and more flexible
     
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    That's pretty much the experience I had with my fight shorts (I bought a pair of kimura wear shorts a while ago, still hold up really nicely)
     
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    I wear board shorts that have a drawstring, never had a problem. My gi pants have a drawstring, so I'm not sure the distinction. What have you seen that makes this undesirable?
     
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    It is a safety issue same as outside pocket, you do not want your fingers caught in it during a big throw.
     
  16. blackers10

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    I went from boardshorts to fight shorts and it helps alot with maneuverability and they stay up good. Also nothing to catch your fingers in.
    I also found board shorts stuck to my knee and thighs when spreading my leg wide etc
     
  17. Ghostdogg

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    what shorts run big
     
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    whatever is Roy Nelson wearing.
     

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