Monday, February 18, 2008

New gear from Japan?

Measuring for a Shureido coustom do-gi:

2 different models: NW3 or KC10

NW3: Wrinkles a bit, more sound, thinner. Cottonthread on top of a synthetic thread, dries very quickly.

KC10: Does not wrinkle, soft until sweaty and then stiff so it does not stick to legs and arms, very durable. Synthetic material, dries quickly.

I have had both do-gis and will recommend either. If you wanna feel the quality and get a second opinion, then Villi, Disa and me use the NW3, Gusta, Eydis, Jon Andri and Bjørg use the KC10.

Measure on a gi that you really like and add 3-5 cm to your ideal length of jacket, arms and legs.

Supply height, weight, what name you want on the top and pants (if any) and the measurements on this sheet:

I have included this sheet of measures for reference:

When it comes to custom black belts, the Shureido brand is as good as any and if you want to order one then supply the following details: Width of the belt (4cm, 4.5cm or 5cm), length (if ordering a cottonbelt or a 5cm wide then add 10 cm for the knot of the belt as this will be more extensive due to the thickness of this quality), cottonbelt or satin (satin is shiny and wears out faster), what do you want embroidered on it and with which colour.

Ask me if you want help with any of this, but make sure that the final measurements are what you really want.


Einar Hagen said...

As soon as i have the measurements from everyone that wants a Shureido do-gi or a customized belt (its also possible to get embroidered colored belts, btw) then we will order..... :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi there;-) If you do buy the KC 10, I strongly recomend the "tournament cut" if you do not order "custom made"... I am 184 cm tall, but I bought the KC 10 Tournament cut, at a size 175 cm.... They changed their measurments a couple of years ago... 185 cm was WAY TOO BIG!!!

Einar Hagen said...

This is why we will make sure to send them all the measurements. :-)

And the standard (ie "no tournament cut" is really wrong and very big.... hihi)

Robert said...

this is also a very good site

service is very good.


have orderd a Hirota 163 from them

Anonymous said...


Er det noe galt i å fortsatt elske Tokaido str. 4, eller???!!


Einar Hagen said...

Ja. ;-)

Neida, men bomull er et ganske kjipt materiale for sportstøy. Og Shureido har 2 do-gier som er laget av andre fibre.

Polyester/bomull (NW) og rayon/polyester (KC)