Got my new gi...

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  1. Prokofievian

    Prokofievian Silver Belt Platinum Member

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    It's basically the best thing ever. I got a keiko raca limited edition, and it just arrived this morning. In fact, I intercepted the mail-man as he was making his deliveries haha.

    I made a thread about Gi's for tall lanky people, me being 6'3 181 pounds, I was really in between A3 and A4 for sizing. I made a judgement call, and decided to trust the sizing for keiko on rdfc.tv, as it was the only sizing that actually defined my dimensions.

    It fits perfectly. If you are a tall lanky person, Keiko Raca in A3 will work awesomely.


    Plus it looks fucking badass too.

    The collar on this gi is about a quarter inch thick and is stiff as a board, is this something that's quite normal/good?

    I cant wait to try this thing out.
     
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    Darksky Blue Belt

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    Grats..who did you order it from? and what was price?
     
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    Prokofievian Silver Belt Platinum Member

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    davejitsu Purple Belt

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    I know how you feel, bro. I couldn't wait to get my new Koral...I was like a kid at Christmas time sitting and waiting for it.
     
  5. LCDforMe

    LCDforMe Purple Belt

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    just be careful bro...I got one of those Keiko's and mine shrunk like a mother fucker. I still can't machine dry it without it shrinking too much to wear.
     
  6. Prokofievian

    Prokofievian Silver Belt Platinum Member

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    Was yours preshrunk?
     
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    Hmm not bad....

    Im 6ft 170 so I would fit in that nicely too. I have a Koral now and its awesome but a LIL short....I'll try your suggestions next time.
     
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    btw I love that site....it carries all the great vendors!
     
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    irc Brown Belt

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    Have you ever tried on a Gameness gi? If so, how does it compare, fit wise?
     
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    Prokofievian Silver Belt Platinum Member

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    Yeah it's pretty sweet.

    Only thing about that gi is, now i have to buy a belt and some patches :icon_neut
     
  11. Throatpoker

    Throatpoker Black Belt

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    No patches bro, keep it traditional!
     
  12. Prokofievian

    Prokofievian Silver Belt Platinum Member

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    I would, but I'm at a Gracie Barra gym, and henceforth must adorn the insignia.

    As for the gameness gi, this is the only Gi i've ever owned so no, I wouldn't be able to comment on the fit comparatively.

    But it's siiiiiiick.
     
  13. BJJ-guy

    BJJ-guy Blue Belt

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    what color is it?
     
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    pics or werk
     
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    Thanks for the post. I am looking for a new gi and wondering about sizing. I'm 6'3/195ish. Update us on how it does in the washer/dryer. Hope it doesn't shrink up too much on you.
     
  16. Prokofievian

    Prokofievian Silver Belt Platinum Member

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    White. I dont even like the blue ones, much less any other colour. Maybe a shiny new black one, but when they fade, they look like old ****l shirts.
     
  17. JiuJitsu_Greg

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    I have a keiko special edition in Navy. I'd say the first dozen times you wash it it will come out stiff as a board. It will break down after about a dozen washes though. The pants will shrink a bunch in the dryer but the top only shrink a bit. I wash/dry my Gi after every training sesion and it fits really nicely. I'm 6ft1 215 of awkward lankyness.
     
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    tudor_bjj Purple Belt

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    Keiko is the best. Funny thing is I got the blue navy limited A3. It shrunk and now fits perfect. But then I bought a white summer and it was too big and it didn't shrunk.
     
  19. blanko

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    i have an atama gold, kagi clubsport, vulcan utra lite and fuji... gotta say the fuji is my favorite everday gi... then it's the vulcan then atama..
     
  20. BJJ-guy

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    I agree 100%....I was asking because I was fishing for a "green" some wacky response. Obviously I wouldve made fun of you.
     

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