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Breaking in a new gi

Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment Discussion' started by WestCoastTKO, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. WestCoastTKO White Belt

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    I got a new gi shipped in and its stiff as hell just wanted to know if I should just show up to class with it and hope it softens up or should I wash it. also How do you wash a gi? :redface:
     
  2. CRS White Belt

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    Opinions vary but I like the feel of a washed and dried gi, some people will hang dry. Experiment with drying because they will often shrink a lot. I wear an A4 but usually need to shrink it a fair bit. But because I like to wash and dry them I don't want to get an A3 because you have to take that much more time to prevent shrinkage.
     
  3. Fabric softener.
    Putting it in a dryer on no heat with some Tennis Balls will break it in too.
     
  4. BigCP84** There are no absolutes!

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    I always wash and dry a new Gi. My SYR SuperLite I can put in the dryer and wont shrink but I have to hang dry my Redstar.
     

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