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WolverineGuy
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Joined: 30 Mar 2003
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Location: Flint, MI
Styles: Kalkinodo, San Chin Ryu, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo

PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, what they said. You want something that is going to last.
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Zaine
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Joined: 31 Aug 2005
Posts: 1660
Location: Dallas, TX
Styles: Shorin Ryu, Long Fist, American Street Karate, Mantis, Schola Saint George (Fiorian sword fighting)

PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the one hand yes, you want something that's going to last. On the other, I prefer middle weight. It's a little more maneuverable, cheaper, and if you take care of it, it will last just as long.
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Sainthood
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Location: Canada
Styles: Kyokushin, shotokan

PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would say it has more to do with what your comfortable with than it does your skill. Start of with a medium one and then if you are not comfortable with it after training get a lighter or heaver one.
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chiliphil1
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One other thing that I have not seen mentioned is that with heavyweight gi's, they fade over time. Washing takes the color out of the thick cotton and canvas, whereas a middle or lightweight gi will hold its color much better.

All that said, I prefer the heavyweight.
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