Pick between 3 Gi's

Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment Discussion' started by MattyB4x4, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. MattyB4x4 White Belt

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    Well, I have been taking no gi for probably 4 months now, 3-4 times a week. I have sat in on a few Gi bjj practices and really want to start gi bjj.

    Talking to a few purple and brown belts, they were telling me to take the plunge and get a nicer gi.

    Of course, they said you cannot go wrong with a koral.

    I'm down to these 3 choices.

    Koral~$145
    Atama Gold Weave~$130
    Gameness Platinum ~$110

    I have read good things about all 3, but will the differences really be noticable between the 3?

    I don't want to look like an ass when I show up with a killer Gi...(it's like the kid with the fastest car and can't drive it for shit). However, I would rather drop the cash now rather than having to buy a gi because it ripped up after 6 months.

    Comments?
     
  2. Mike MacDonald Amateur Fighter

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    atama gold weave.
     
  3. MonkeyNuts! Rear Naked Poker

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    i agree. i like my gold weave alot better than my platinum. borrowed a koral a couple times, it was good too.
     
  4. shaftoe Orange Belt

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    Koral Classic, definitely.
     
  5. Mark Limbaga Amateur Fighter

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    definitely a koral.

    padilla and sons is also a good choice
     
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  8. MattyB4x4 White Belt

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  9. bdavis White Belt

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    I have both Koral Classic and Atama. Pants ripped a little on the Atama. They are both good gi's. Get one of them and on the second one, which you will need eventually get the other. Koral come preshrunk
     
  10. Newcastle Brown Belt

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    Never tried Atama but I own the other 3, Koral is my choice easily. Much lighter than the Platinum.
     
  11. charlybjj White Belt

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    Gameness Platinum sells $ 149 (white) at gameness.net
     
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  13. charlybjj White Belt

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    Gameness Platinum sells $ 149 (white) at gameness.net
     
  14. MattyB4x4 White Belt

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    Everyone at my gym tells me that gameness is really stiff.

    I haven't tried one yet myself so I'm not sure..and I don't think they were the platinum version...but I just thought I'd let you know, in case it helps you make a decision.
     
  16. Black Marble Yellow Belt

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    Koral or Atama, whoever is less $.
     
  17. Art Vandelay Latex Salesman

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    The Koral is pre-shrunk. That peace of mind is worth the increase in price by itself. Online, everyone hang-dries all the time, but when you've got an hour before class you'll be glad you can toss a gi in the dryer without much fear.

    You also won't have to deal with shrinking a gi to fit, which is not a big deal for many, but for a new gi grappler or someone who buys a gi rarely, it's a skill that isn't developed.

    The Gameness is really stiff.

    If you want to save a bit of money, the Vulkan is a very nice pre-shrunk gi.
     
  18. MattyB4x4 White Belt

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    Thanks art...thats some good info there. I think i am going to take the plunge and get the koral and just be done with it.

    I know it will last and i already know my fit for the top.

    Good info. thanks guys
     
  19. Kimuralex Brown Belt

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    DEFFINETELY a koral...i just got a keiko and i like that too, but koral is the best IMO
     
  20. tkohawaii White Belt

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    All 3 you listed are good kimonos. IMHO, with enough mat time all will wear and tear. I personally like Padilla & Sons for the quality and pricing. Not sure why, but I tend to go through gis like paper through a shredder. P&S golden has been holding up very well, and at $80 you can't go wrong. Check them out @ matrat.us, if you have any questions email them for a quick response.
     

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