Gameness Pearl vs Padilla Gold Weave

Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment Discussion' started by lookamoose177, May 25, 2008.

  1. lookamoose177 White Belt

    May 19, 2008
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    Hey guys, i'm looking for a light Gi and ive narrowed it down to these two.
    My questions are for those that have both or are familiar with them:

    How are the collars (and material) of both Gis?

    Which felt lighter in weight and was more comfortable in hot weather?

    Does the Padilla soak up a lot more sweat compared to the Pearl? i know the Pearl has a rubberized collar so i was wondering how they compare.

    any other pros - cons comment about how these two compare are very welcome. thanks
  2. blanko Guest

    to tell you the truth, the padillia and sons gi basically looks like a judo gi.
  3. Mister Nitro Orange Belt

    Feb 20, 2007
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    Tokyo, Japan
    I am not sure what all the hype is about the pearl. I have one and see it as basically average. The pants are rough as hell and if I roll in them for any length of time the backs of my kness are all roughed up from friction.
    I actually like my Fuji alot better, and it was like $40 cheaper.
  4. tkohawaii White Belt

    Jul 29, 2008
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    I personally love my Padilla & Sons. The collar isn't rubberized and some think it's too thin becuase it doesn't resemble a 2X4 around your neck, but I prefer the comfort for long tournaments and haven't found it a problem. I feel the grip of your opponent and your ability to defend your neck are far more important factors than the collar thickness. There's lots of attention to detail with this kimono that I see other manufacturers skimping on to keep profits high.

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