Id like to get a top of the line gi, and Im wondering how good the green hill gis are (the olympic/ijf ones). They are pretty cheap on the USA Judo site (+\- $100) and I was just wondering about the quality and how they feel (stiff or nice and maneuverable or hard or soft or somewhere in between). I have seen NO reviews on this gi.
I do have some cheaper gi's to work with but look Im the type of guy who if I can afford it will get top of the line stuff. So yes Ive been looking at all the nice brands like Mizuno, KuSakura, Fighting Films, Matsuru, Fushida, Toraki, Addidas, etc... The reason Ive been looking at say the Green Hill or other stuff opposed to the Japanese gis is simply because of diminishing returns. 2% better performance is not worth $120. 10% might be. The KuSakura will cost me $240 shipped. The Mizuno senpai will cost me $215.
In case your wondering my experience Ive been in martial arts for a while over 20 years on and off and started in karate and kenka aiki-jitsu and was the uke for my instructor whenever he was demonstrating throws. Ive done much more since but thats only to show that I am not totally new to this and would have an understanding of what I may or may not like.
And yes after going to a boxing gym on the east side of Cleveland where I was the only white guy and training like a pro, I am embarrassed I ever took karate... lol.
So to sum up, does any body have experience with the TOTL Green Hill gis, if so please tell me about em, and are the Japanese made gis worth the extra coin in comparison to the upper mid range gis?