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#1 User is offline   nauru 

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 10:09 PM

I have a Mizuno Shiai which I've been using for about a month. Washed it about 8 times so far, always cold and always hang dry (except once when it was still damp I put it in the dryer to make it completely dry as I was in a rush). I recall that Mizuno Shiai judogi comes preshrunk. Does this mean it will not shrink, or is that just a gimmick and actually it's no preshrunk? Am I safe to wash it cold and stick it in the dryer then? No time to hang dry...
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Posted 09 December 2011 - 10:49 PM

View Postnauru, on 09 December 2011 - 02:09 PM, said:

I have a Mizuno Shiai which I've been using for about a month. Washed it about 8 times so far, always cold and always hang dry (except once when it was still damp I put it in the dryer to make it completely dry as I was in a rush). I recall that Mizuno Shiai judogi comes preshrunk. Does this mean it will not shrink, or is that just a gimmick and actually it's no preshrunk? Am I safe to wash it cold and stick it in the dryer then? No time to hang dry...


if is the US one is preshrunk, i wash hot and dry mine, never changed size
just the top though.
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Posted 09 December 2011 - 10:52 PM

I had the Eurocomp which has shrunk considerably in the dryer. Preshrunk isn't much good imo.

Conversely I have a Fuji double which made no such claims, and it's still a bit too big for me (though worn far less).
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Posted 09 December 2011 - 10:55 PM

View PostRanma, on 09 December 2011 - 02:52 PM, said:

I had the Eurocomp which has shrunk considerably in the dryer. Preshrunk isn't much good imo.

Conversely I have a Fuji double which made no such claims, and it's still a bit too big for me (though worn far less).


US version?
i have a euro also and wash hot and dry, never changed size
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Posted 09 December 2011 - 11:08 PM

How would I know if I have a US version of the Mizuno Shiai? I bought mine in Canada, in case that helps.

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 11:18 PM

View Postnauru, on 09 December 2011 - 03:08 PM, said:

How would I know if I have a US version of the Mizuno Shiai? I bought mine in Canada, in case that helps.


i can't assure 100%, but as far as i know only the US version of shiai and euro are preshrunk.
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Posted 10 December 2011 - 03:30 AM

I have 2 shiai and one eurocomp. I wash mine in warm and put them in the dryer until they're totally dry. the eurocomp shrunk a tiny bit, but really more inward than upward, which for me is a good thing.
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Posted 11 December 2011 - 12:16 AM

View PostHaomaru, on 09 December 2011 - 02:55 PM, said:

US version?
i have a euro also and wash hot and dry, never changed size


I don't know except that it was a 'made in China' version. The sleeves shrunk perhaps 4 inches since I bought it! Heavy use though... after a year, it's got holes in it.
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Posted 11 December 2011 - 02:44 AM

Ok I put it in the dryer on high heat and it didn't shrink at all. Well, actually the arms came in a tiny bit, maybe 1.5cm, but I could just stretched them back to where they were in like 10 seconds.
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Posted 11 December 2011 - 07:57 PM

A couple of days late to answer your question. If it is the U.S. version it won't shrink at all. Maybe on the skirt a couple of cm. But the sleeves will always stretch back out.
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 07:37 PM

View PostVin, on 11 December 2011 - 12:57 PM, said:

A couple of days late to answer your question. If it is the U.S. version it won't shrink at all. Maybe on the skirt a couple of cm. But the sleeves will always stretch back out.


This has been my experience.
I have 2 US versions and I wash in hot water and dry in dryer all the time. First time the skirt came up and bit and the sleeves shortened a small amount 1.5 cm, they will stretch back out with some good rondori.
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