unwashed GI 0,8kg (1,5lbs) lighter?

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  1. m3 Orange Belt

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    I have a KORAL CLASSIC A0 GI that I use to compete with. When I tried to check my weight without and with the newly washed GI it weighted 1.8KG=3.968lbs. At competition day I made weight barley, after that I ate and drank and ate some more, but after the matches I checked the weight again just to see and I had lost 0,1kg!

    A few days later when my GI had dried from the sweat I tried to check my weight with and without the gi again, and now it weights 1.1kg = 2.425lbs

    how is this possible? Im gonna "save" this unwashed gi for competitions :)
     
  2. Graunie Blue Belt

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    Scales often have a range of accuracy. So a scale that is used to weigh people probably doesn't weigh very light things very well. I think you are just using a scale meant to measure much heavier items. Try wearing your gi and weighing then taking it off then subtract the numbers and see what you get.
     
  3. m3 Orange Belt

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    I used the same digital $150 scale, and checked my weight with the gi on, and with the gi off... and compared the numbers
     
  4. eclipse Blue Belt

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    "A few days later when my GI had dried from the sweat"

    you should have washed it straight away you dirty fuck.
     
  5. Seibei White Belt

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    Yeah dude, that's grim. Either lose weight or fight in a higher category, don't make people smell your stinking gi.
     
  6. Mohawk79 Orange Belt

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    I'm glad that where I go to class, they pretty much will not allow you to participate with a uniform that smells like shit. If you do come to class without your gi washed, they will ridicule you to the point that you will want to leave.
     
  7. m3 Orange Belt

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    you are right, even if its not so sweaty and doesnt smell its best to wash the GI after all!
     
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    you are right, even if its not so sweaty and doesnt smell its best to wash the GI after all!
     
  9. Tony Manifold Brown Belt

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    unfortunatly, a lot of guys at my gym just hang them up in the change room and leave them until next practice. I can't stand that. I make my wife wash mine:D
     
  10. stu3ufc** Yoshihiro Akiyama

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    now thts wat i call a lucky gi


    shame u stink of piss
     

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