MMA mystery of the shrunken gis ='(

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  1. chechen

    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    So I wash my two atama gis the way i have a thousand times before.. hot water, and high heat in the dryer. I think the only difference is that I wash a bunch of towels with them.

    i go train after work today, and my pants and my sleeves are SUPER short. I go home to find my other gi has also shrunk too!

    I have had these gis for about a year now... and now I have to buy two more from atama.. Why did they decide to shrink so dramatically after all these years?

    any answers?
     
  2. VulgarTheClown

    VulgarTheClown A child and a gun.....go together like apple pie a

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    Cause you're black.
     
  3. chechen

    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    im just worried about the new gis shrinking the same way.. these things are retarded expensive. they cost as much as my whole wardrobe pretty much
     
  4. VulgarTheClown

    VulgarTheClown A child and a gun.....go together like apple pie a

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    gold weave?
     
  5. chechen

    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    single weave atama = 120 bucks, nto including tax
     
  6. Kuet

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    read the labels ?? :dunno:
    dry for longer time but with lower heat ?
    but if you have been doing this all along that is really weird.
     
  7. 2ofdem

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    Maybe you had a growth spurt.
     
  8. VulgarTheClown

    VulgarTheClown A child and a gun.....go together like apple pie a

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    Isn't gold weave their top of the line?

    I got one of those when i started for like 100
     
  9. MyLittleAirport

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    I'll pay half the price for them.

    :cool:
     
  10. chechen

    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    i have heard a trick where i can soak them in cold water for 24 hours and stretch them back out. im skeptical, but gonna try it. :hs:
     
  11. MyLittleAirport

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    I hope it works buddy :hsd: jk lol
     
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    That worked for a sweater of mine. I had to also keep it stretched for another 24 hours. But it shrunk back after I washed it again. :hs:
     
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    omg. :eek3:

    I'm in love :love:
     
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    BJJ is slightly more popular than when you started. Their prices have skyrocketed.
     
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    did they shrink at all when you first bought them over the first few washes?
     
  19. Sylva

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    Hot Water/High Heat always shrinks shit.

    Cold water/High Heat is where it's at.
     
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    Cold Water / Hang Dry for me
     
  21. Exiled

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    I always do the same thing chechen and my gi's only shrink a liiiitle bit the first time I wash them.

    warm warm and high heat in the dryer for 60 minutes.. with some dryer sheets
     
  22. chechen

    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    apparently taller too
     
  23. LOLSTi

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    Buy large and have them altered further if you need to after they shrink?

    I have an issue with HCK's Gis, since I would wear wear a 5 Jacket and 4 pants, but I end up just buying the 5 and retying my pants every 11 seconds.
     
  24. itr452

    itr452 VTEC motherfucker, GOT ANY?

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    atama gis aren't the same as they use to be. I had an older atama gi (bought 5 years ago) gold weave, and one of my freinds has a new gi. It's completely different, the collar's thinner and there's a LOT more frayed edges inside.

    So they basically jacked up the price, and made the materials shittier. fuck atama. I'm going Gameness, HCK and Isami from now on.
     

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