Is my gi too tight? (pics incl)

Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment Discussion' started by beer lao, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. beer lao

    beer lao White Belt

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    Hi,

    I'm 5'6" 150 lbs. I purchased a vulkan A1 summerweave gi.

    The new vulkan seems a little tight around my chest area, and the collar is rubbing against my kneck. I'm pretty new to bjj and I don't really know if this gi is too tight or just right. I am currently wearing an atama A2 singleweave.

    Anyways I've got class next week which I'll bring the gi and see what my instructor thinks, but for now I'll ask you guys.

    Thanks for any help.

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  2. grdstorm11

    grdstorm11 Blue Belt

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    stretch your arms out in front of you, up to 4 fingers from the wrist is acceptable.
     
  3. brackis1

    brackis1 Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    If that is prior to any washing, don't forget that it will experience shrinkage.
     
  4. beer lao

    beer lao White Belt

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    Thanks for the replies.

    I thought these new vulkan gi's are pre shrunk like korals.

    If they shrink...yikes!
     
  5. TheLionTamer

    TheLionTamer Brown Belt

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    the real question is does it feel tight or too constricting?
     
  6. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    if those shrink....yikes lol
     
  7. finalazy

    finalazy White Belt

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    I just got one of the new preshrunk vulkans aswell,size a1. Im 5'6 and weigh about 160 - 165. personally i like the fit but the sleeves might be too short for comps.

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  8. IronMaidenfan#1

    IronMaidenfan#1 Brown Belt

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    Tighter the GI, the less likely the GI choke! - call me a pussy but I always wear a tight GI! lol
     
  9. tucker713

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    Wow - the sleeves look short, but that is about it...

    HANG DRY!!!!!
     
  10. MonkeyNuts!

    MonkeyNuts! Rear Naked Poker

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    A2 ftw. I'm 5'9 but 140 lb, when I wore my friend's A1 Koral for a little while, it was way too small. He had his for a while so I'm betting it had already gone thru wash shrinkage.
     
  11. anaconda

    anaconda Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

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    can you guys do me a favor and weigh the gis for me? I'd really appreciate it. :)
     

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