Anyone have one? Anyone knows someone who has one? What do you think of them? what they think of them? length of the pants, how much does it shrink, how much does the jacket shrink? May I get a whole review please? Thank you guys :D
finding the perfect gi for competition is tiring...but hopefully I can compile enough information for the next Lockflower user that is trying to find a new gi.
ill be interested too, I've been looking into who makes the best grappling gi at an affordable price. My tops usually hold up, but so far the pants dont hold up too well. My pants ripped right down the center when I was training the other night :oops: :oops: :oops:
I had one and didn't like it too much. The skirt was too long for my taste. The only part that shrunk was the sleeves. Just didn't like the overall fit of it.
eagles51493 wrote:ill be interested too, I've been looking into who makes the best grappling gi at an affordable price. My tops usually hold up, but so far the pants dont hold up too well. My pants ripped right down the center when I was training the other night :oops: :oops: :oops:
yeah, i had that problem as well with my Koral pants, i retired those. So far the Warrior-One hybrid gi pants are really good. First the length from the hip to the thigh area is longer than the Koral. In the Koral when i get stacked or smashed, the pants tighten up even more and it smashes my boys. I do not have that problem with the Warrior-One, as it is longer and wider. Also the drawstrings are flat, but much easier to pull and tighten up. With my Koral drawstrings, it is difficult to pull for some reason. I do not have that problem with the hybird gi pants, but I do have that problem with the Warrior-One heavy gi pants. Also the hybird gi pants are light weight and almost pre-shrunk. You can wash them a few time in warm/hot water and it'll shrink a little, but then it won't shrink anymore. And most importantly because it's kind of loose, it doesn't tear as easy because it has slack.
Hope this was helpful :)
My dad wears warrior one gi pants but his ripped. Not in the middle but like where the drawstring goes through on the side :? Probably just a fluke though, I really like Warrior-One gear.
I'm also looking for some good gi, for a relative cheap prize. Could someone recomand one?
I was looking for fuji gi. (recomanded by poopsauce) Or for some adidas maybe. (it was strange for me that it's that cheap) Or it is just a regular judo gi? But maybe someone yould tell me a little about them, or about some other cheaper gi's, because i never bought any kinde of gi for myself.
Thanks for helping me out.
Death to the robots!!!! How do they beat the captcha, I have a hard time with the captcha! Bastids!
I had a Manto Gi, a regular Blue one they sell on like fighters Market or someplace.
I can tell you that when finding a size, go by their weight scale, not their heigh. I ordered an A2 because im 5'10" but im a big boy at 225. I went according to the height, and the gi (especially the pants) was awaaay to small. On my second time trying them out, my partner pulled a jumping guard and I based out appropriately, which caused a comical ripping of my gi pants right where my ass is. Thankfully, the Manto rep was very understanding and is currently sending me a new gi, one size bigger than what I had ordered originally.
From my somewhat limited experience with the gi, I can say that it feels heavier than necessary when you put it on, but having been a Marine for 4 years, wearing heavy things doesn't particularly bother me. The lapel and collar are very stiff, which is a pro because its pretty difficult for someone to get a decent gi choke on you (it took our studio's purple belt waaay longer than usual to put me in one when we freerolled). The Con, however, is that it feels like you're wearing cardboard the first one or two times you bring it out. Im sure that this is something that can be fixed through washing with some fabric softener or something, but again, my gi didn't last that long lol. The overall fabric isn't too bad not to soft (like a Waltdorf) but not steel wool either.
Id say that its a good training/beat up gi, but I'd honestly find something a little more flexible and lighter for competition. If this thread is still up when I get my replacement Manto, then I'll report more, but until then that's what I've got. hope it helps.
Just wanted to bump this for any more up to date info. I think they've come out with a new model too, but it's tough to tell as it's not numbered or anything. I may be purchasing one of these in the next few weeks for the Mundials.
The extra sleeve length is good, because I'm a lanky bastard. The extra skirt length is cool because I use them a lot, but can't be too long that I can't untuck it in a hurry to actually use them. If that's the case, I'll just see about having it hemmed up a half inch or whatever.