Death Experiment Updates!
I should really rename this experiment … oh well!
- The pull at the top of the collar has gotten worse and gone all the way through to the outside. From here I can only extrapolate that the hole will widen, especially if the left side lapel is pulled with a lot of force against the right side.
- The stitching for the rear patch is failing on the left side and the bottom. I expect the patch to be hanging by few threads before it is inevitably pulled off completely.
- The pants are still holding up quite well, just fading in colour from repeated washes in rapid succession.
I delayed the experiment for a few days before the first weekend of June, because my highly-anticipated Blue Dream Gi from The Green Gi came in. I used it as soon as it came in, washed it, took it down to Bellevue for Proving Grounds, had 4 matches in it, and then realized that at some point during the tournament, my right sleeve had ripped. Not through the seam, but very near. The material just sheared apart. I was very saddened to see it, and e-mailed the team at The Green Gi once I got home.
Unfortunately, going from the Blue Dream back to regular gis is a difficult transition. This is especially true because I’ve since resumed my experiment in taking this Gi to Death’s doorstep. Progress, in the name of science!
–Kiyoshi “The Prototype”
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