New Atama belts?

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Elliotedge, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. Elliotedge

    Elliotedge Yellow Belt

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    This might be more geared towards G and E, but I figure people in here will know better.
    I just got an atama belt, and it isarrower, and flimsier than other atamabelts I have seen. Bad batch? or is this a new design or something?
    Either way, this Atama belt looks like a piece of fabric around my waist.
     
  2. infamous mattyd

    infamous mattyd Brown Belt

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    if thats true that sucks. I wore an atama white belt and have been wearing an atma blue belt for 2 yrs cause they are more substantial than the one's we are given. t
     
  3. Farnsworth

    Farnsworth Roxa n' Roll

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    I hope not. Atama belts are (were?) great.
     
  4. vitor3000

    vitor3000 Blue Belt

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    My new blue belt is def more flimsier than my white belt that was pretty stiff
     
  5. johil d'o

    johil d'o Thought Warrior

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    I saw a post recently indicating that Atama gis are no where near the quality that they were just a couple years ago and are twice as expensive. I think someone suggested there miight have been a change of ownership or something, though my recollection on that last point might not be fully accurate.
     
  6. mackz

    mackz Guest

    ^ Yeah..they jacked up the price like last year i believe...

    I've heard Mizuno belts are of high quality :)
     
  7. Calibur

    Calibur Jiu Jitsu Snob

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    That sucks. Atama used to be my go-to Gi. I started using them 5 years ago and I still continued using them after they had a 50 percent mark up.

    I guess I am done. Anyone recommend a similar kind of gi?
     
  8. MonkeyNuts!

    MonkeyNuts! Rear Naked Poker

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    Get a gameness belt, those things are mad sturdy.
     
  9. Deloitte

    Deloitte Blue Belt

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    Koral/Vulkan owns.
     
  10. Doop

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    hell yeah man those things are rediculous
     
  11. Elliotedge

    Elliotedge Yellow Belt

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    Well it looks like im not the only one, so this sucks. I was oping it was just a bad batch, and all I needed to do was order a new one. Damn...
    Thanks for the replies bros.
     
  12. whipyourasstyle

    whipyourasstyle Exitus acta probat

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    KORAL!!!!!!!!!

    I wear a three year old hand me down, and it is the most awesomerness.
     
  13. johil d'o

    johil d'o Thought Warrior

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    You wear someone else's old belt??? Oddness.
     
  14. TalkShowOnMute

    TalkShowOnMute dancingonthecorpsesashes

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    wow..I would never give away my belt. You gotta keep it as a timeline of your progress, my whitebelt is a crappy..old...amber sports belt with no black patch. all my stripes had to be black...it's almost like a kroddy belt and I will have it forever no matter how far I get.
     
  15. Sub Dude

    Sub Dude Blue Belt

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    I have 3 Atama Gis which I've been pretty happy with so far. I recently purchased a Koral gi, and I love it. It is better than my Atama gis. I don't know about the belts though.
     
  16. Elliotedge

    Elliotedge Yellow Belt

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    The gi's are fine I think. I have one and I like it, but something definitely changed with the belts. I compared my white with my blue, and my white is MUCH nicer. Its wider, and better quality all around.

    Anyone know where some old-batch belts are? I would be willing to pay pretty good money for one.
     
  17. johil d'o

    johil d'o Thought Warrior

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    What is an "old-batch belt"?
     
  18. blanko

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    the old atama belts before they changed to filimsy ass cheaper versions of the old atama belt.
     
  19. blanko

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    the old atama belts before they changed to filimsy ass cheaper versions of the old atama belt.
     
  20. whipyourasstyle

    whipyourasstyle Exitus acta probat

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    It is sort of tradition among some of the guys I train with. The guy that gave me his belt got his brown belt about a month or two before I got my purple. He was like a mentor on my path to purple. So when I got my purple belt it was like a changing of the guard, and he gave me his old purple belt.

    In turn there was a kid recently who finally got a blue belt at the academy after about 2.5 years of training, very good player, and smaller like me. I gave him my old broken-in Blue belt.
     

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