Roy Dean Academy Kimono

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  1. snakepitz

    snakepitz Orange Belt

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    What a BEAUTIFUL gi...WOW

    Budovideos.com - RDA Limited Edition Honor BJJ Kimono

    Its more than I would usually pay for a gi..but it is gorgeous

    Anybody see these before? Whats cool is that the academy logo is so discreet you dont even have to cover.

    I have enough gis but had to show to you guys...may still have to get one day
     
  2. Chalito

    Chalito Purple Belt

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    It looks amazingly nice! The price is just a bit much.
     
  3. snakepitz

    snakepitz Orange Belt

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    If it was $150 or less it would already have been ordered.

    I dont get how they justify that price (?)

    Regardless..it is beautiful
     
  4. Arkitekt

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    Amazing looking Gi. I'm a fan of minimalist gis but the kanji fits so well and doesn't make the wearer looking like a nascar driver like so many other gis do.

    Only criticism I can find is that the sleeves and pant legs appear to be untapered. Sizing options seem to back up this suspicion as the gi is sold in judo gi sizes.

    As far as pricing, way too pricey for essentially a fancy single weave. Then again, its apparently a limited edition item so you're paying for rarity/individuality...kinda like Shoyorolls.
     
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  5. situation4life

    situation4life Orange Belt

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    too pricey for me, nice gi though.
     
  6. Sir Galahad

    Sir Galahad Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    Gorgeous gi.
     
  7. Arkitekt

    Arkitekt Green Belt

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    This awesome gi is today's Budo Bargain on budovideos.com. Its now priced at $149.87 which makes it a slightly more reasonable deal compared to the $250 retail tag.

    Budovideos.com Budo Bargain - RDA Limited Edition Honor BJJ Kimono

    I'm personally tempted to jump in on this but I find it hard to pay more than $100 for a gi especially if you wait for good sales.
     
  8. nykayfabe

    nykayfabe Green Belt

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    Probably the best looking gi I've seen (at least in pictures). I'd totally get it if not for the academy logo. Then again, the logo doesn't have his name on it and even if it did, could be covered with another patch...I guess I'm out of excuses. Damn.

    I'll post a review after a while.
     
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  9. stimbox

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    Since it's a budo bargain, I couldn't resist.
    I didn't really need another kimono, but I'm such a Roy Dean fan and the design is so damn cool.
     
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    150 is a steal!!!
    but i am not training under Roy Dean, would look weird in my gym with his academy gi
     
  11. irc

    irc Brown Belt

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    Looks like it would fit terribly. Huge and droopy. Limited sizes. $250? That's a joke. Looks more like a $95 gi.
     
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    chokeingvictim Brown Belt

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    im not into gi's but roy deans bjj instructional videos are really good
     
  13. Mitchell

    Mitchell Yellow Belt

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    Guess what todays budo bargain is.
     
  14. Pizdek

    Pizdek Green Belt

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    224.95 = no bargain...
     
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    look at the date of his posting, it was yesterday. they were $144 and some change yesterday.
     
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    Mitchell Yellow Belt

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    You have no idea what a budo bargain is do you.
     
  17. stimbox

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    I was really disappointed with this kimono. The embroidery looked great and the fit was good, but the material was cheap and the stitching didn't seem like it would hold up to the rigors of jiu jitsu. Consequently, I returned it to Budovideos.
     
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    nykayfabe Green Belt

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    I actually think it looks really durable, light as it is. I rolled in it once already and was very comfortable. I just feel a little duped that now the budo bargain price is the regular price.
     
  19. stimbox

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    Ain't that the truth. Another factor in my returning it.
     
  20. Sir Galahad

    Sir Galahad Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    This! :D
     

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