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Do you prefer a gi/uniform with an elasticated or tie waist-band?
Elasticated
38%
 38%  [ 13 ]
Tie
47%
 47%  [ 16 ]
No preference
11%
 11%  [ 4 ]
I don't wear a uniform for my martial arts
2%
 2%  [ 1 ]
Total Votes : 34

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Terriator
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2004 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i prefer tie....elastic causes lots of irritation
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kotegashiNeo
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2004 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I prefer tie elastic can drop over the course of an evening especially if you grapple
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Kanzashi
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll say elastic because the tied ones come undone, even with the flat straps that are flat to hold better. Round shoe laces look pretty, but don't work sh*t.

One of the worst things that can happen during sparring, etc. is to say, "Wait, gotta tie up my pants again"!

Sensei's don't usually laugh, but everyone else does. If you wear elastic and they fall or get pulled off, try a smaller size or tighter elastic. If it's uncomfortable, use a fabric softener when you do laundry.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2004 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My dobok has both elastic and tie. During grappling and/or throws class, I tie it, but other than that, I just let the elastic do it's job. It holds up pretty well during regular TKD classes.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2004 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tommarker wrote:
I have bigger problems with the cut of the pants than how the waistline is constructed.


Hmm, tell me about it.
Surely there's gotta be a bit better design for gi's than the usual?!?!?

One day I'm gonna design the perfect gi and make a fortune out of martial artists everywhere!
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