I envision myself wasting a ton of money, and there must be an easier way? Besides nogi.
With summer coming up, I thought I’d get something lightweight, did my research & decided on the Tatami zero-g v4. My first mistake.... all the reviews were on the V3. The v4 has a “competition cut”, the legs are curved, not straight, basically designed for someone to be in your guard. They are also like joggers, wide in the waist/upper thigh, then get very tapered. I have to pull them up all the time, even with the elastic-rope drawstring & 6 belt loops. (I realize this happens when people don’t know how to properly tighten/tie the drawstring. I wish that was the problem here)
On the top, the sleeves are too long, but I can’t shrink it in the dryer because it’s already fitted everywhere else. So I tried the trick of getting the sleeves lightly damp & taking a blow dryer on high to them, until dry. No shrinkage. It’s an A3, I’m 5’9”-5’10” 200lbs. Not fat, not skinny either.
My school carries the kingz basic 2.0 and the Kingz nano, maybe I can try these on to see if I like the fit.
I wonder if there’s a place in the Bay Area where you can try on a gi before you buy it. That would be cool.