Different Weaves in Gis

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  1. mycompy386*

    mycompy386* Banned Banned

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    What are the different weaves and what do they mean (for the gi)?
    How does one differentiate between the different weaves?
    What is the ranking of weaves based on durability, weight, or other criteria.

    I'm sorry if this question has been asked and answered before, I did a little search around but couldn't find the answers. Thanks.
     
  2. Wrestleben

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    Single weave= lightest but least durable, collar usually thinner
    Double weave= heaviest but most durable, collar usually thicker

    There are tons of "hybrid" weaves out that attempt to give the best of both worlds in between a single and double. What weave you pick depends on your own personal preferences.
     
  3. K-Style

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    In my opinion gold weaves are the best. its a hybrid. Very durable and lighter than the double weave but heavier than the single. I've owned two and never had a problem.
     
  4. Lion Killer

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    I recommend thicker weaves if you're a shorter guy like me. My partners always go for the russian grip and it makes it a lot easier to pop off if you have a thick gi.
     
  5. Tony Manifold

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    Anyone know what weave these are:
    http://ouano.com/kimonos.htm

    They don't say on their site and they only have one type. I have seen Ouano's listed as gold, single and double weaves on the reviews sites.
     
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    Double weaves are useful in Comps because they can be a lot harder to get a grip on for throwing or sub attempts. They are also more durable, but much hotter. I wouldn't buy one unless/until you are ready to compete.
     
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    Thanks guys. What are the platinum and gold weaves? And where would they be in terms of the criteria previously listed?
     
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    Ouano is a single weave kimono.
     

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