Scramble Wave drawstring "herniating"

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  1. nicktranownz

    nicktranownz White Belt

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    (optional read) Got my Scramble Wave from Budo on Black Friday, finally had the chance to train in it now that I'm at home for Xmas break.

    First of all I LOVE it. So much swag/style (even though it shouldn't matter in BJJ but given today's Gi market...). I also think I'm the only one in my gym to own it, which is a rare and crazy thing with all of the gi fanatics (SYR fans included) I train with. Lots of guys I train with were checking it out and whatnot. Fit is perfect right out of the bag. Love how the sleeves aren't that big, compared to my Keiko Raca that can probably fit 3 of my wrists in there.

    One of my friends warned me that it was heavy and gets really hot, and that is true, especially in the Hawaiian "winter" (read: humid as f***).
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    The one problem I've had is the drawstrings "herniating", even after a single use.

    The thick flexible and stretchable drawstrings develop kinks after a single use. I do the standard ribbon tie or whatever its called, i don't even double knot it.
    Upon closer inspection, the kinks are caused by the interior rope of the drawstring "herniating" out from the exterior weave.

    Here's a picture of it after I forced most of the stuffing back in by pinching and playing around with it and whatnot, but I fear that it might become a recurring problem that jeopardizes the integrity of the drawstring, especially if it is prone to happening along the entire length of the drawstring.

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    Anyone else have this problem, or a remedy for it? Seems like a minor problem though, albeit one with potential to become a big problem.
     
  2. lts5025

    lts5025 "What the **** is a Dim Mack?"

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    I would just replace it with a non-stretch rope drawstring. I think the stretch rope sounds like a good idea on paper, but doesn't work out well in reality.
     
  3. Championstuff

    Championstuff Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    considering what it's for, it isn't the end of the world.
     
  4. mark9fiji

    mark9fiji White Belt

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    It gets worse with more washes. I didn't fix, just stopped using it-I got 10 other gi's to choose from. Really liked it at first until I did the wash
     
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    Passion Crime Yellow Belt

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    Hi guys, how bad is the shrinkage in average?

    i just got mine as a gift, A1 here, but my wingspan is way too long, monkey arms seem to be my issue.

    so the sleeve is at borderline 4 fingers between sleeve and wrist, anybody know if i am fucked here?

    some help
     
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    madizm2 Brown Belt

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    Doesn't Scramble post here? Ask them to send you a few replacement strings.
     
  8. MonMount

    MonMount Yellow Belt

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    Even if they do, it may happen again.
     
  9. madizm2

    madizm2 Brown Belt

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    It will bring it to their attention and they might send a better replacement.
     
  10. The Thrill

    The Thrill Blue Belt

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    yea mine has that in a few spots,ive only worn it 3 times so far...not a huge deal unless it gets to the point where i cant tie my pants,other than that i love it
     
  11. TheBJJProfessor

    TheBJJProfessor Brown Belt

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    It won't. They've already talked about the problem a bunch. Just get ahold of them and they'll fix whatever problem you have.
     
  12. TheBJJProfessor

    TheBJJProfessor Brown Belt

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    This is a known issue to scramble that a small amount of their wave gis went out with bad drawstrings. They've fixed it for everybody who's mentioned it to them :)
     
  13. nicktranownz

    nicktranownz White Belt

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    Anyone got the contact information for Scramble?

    Even though this is my first Scramble product, I'd say Scramble is my favorite brand right now, ahead of Bad Boy, SYR, and the rest of them.
     
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    Cleezy White Belt

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    I got the wave when it came out and had the same issue with the drawstring, I tweeted scramble who provided me with their customer service email and Matt got in touch and said they were aware of the issue and were testing a new type of drawstring and replacing them, he also said there would be a short wait as the new drawstring would come with the second wave of gi. As soon as the batch was in they sent me a replacement drawstring, a second pair of pants with a different drawstring design and a t-shirt.

    All in all a great bit of customer service for something that really didn't affect me too much (I still trained in my wave and the drawstring held up).
     
  15. BigCP84**

    BigCP84** There are no absolutes!

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    Wow, they are taking a drawstring so seriously... What is it, like a $3 piece of rope? And they are giving away pants, shirts, as well as new drawstrings? Seems like a good way to make money, unless they are making 200% profit on the original sale of the Gi.
     
  16. MonMount

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    If you know how much the gi is actually worth with their upfront cost, you will be surprised at how much money they're making. But I buy it and other brands/models anyway. Just like how a McRib doesn't cost half as much as it's retail price :D
     
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    SUPERGRAPPLER Purple Belt

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    My thoughts as well.
     
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    Championstuff Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    Top notch customer service as always.
     
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    Championstuff Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    From whom?
     

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