50 different combinations!
Great and cheap solution regular flat drawstring
Size options are not the same as a regular gi sizes
What is it?
The solution: Z-String! I LOVE THOSE THINGS! They are, and I quote from their website: [quote]100% cotton string with a strong woven inner core and a tightly knitted cotton outer sheath. The knitted outer shell has a slight texture that will hold a knot even under the most rigorous training sessions, and the tough inner core can withstand being pulled, prodded, and strained. The string is what a string should be – round, and thus, it will not, and cannot, get caught up inside the GI pants.[/quote]
How does it compare with the regular round shape drawstrings?
Before you change you judogi strings make sure you take them off before competing in IJF competition. They would be illegal according to the 2011 rules since they are not made of the same material as the kimono. There are only two things I would change on the Z-String: One is the strings come in sizes: A0-A2, A3-A4 and A5-A6 so if you are like me and wear a A1 the drawstring will be a little bit too long. Nothing that really bothers you or stays in your way, but I’d like it to have the same length as the regular A1 drawstrings that comes with A1 gis. The second one is that I would like for the core of the Z-String to have a little flexibility, making it easier for you to tie a knot, and would make it even more comfortable to wear it. If they could incorporate all that and keep the $10 price tag that would make it perfect for me.
And a quick little tip: When you’re ready to upgrade to the Z-String, just make a knot on the end of the old one and on the end of the Z-String. Make sure it’s secure and pull the old one off the gi. When you’re done the Z-String will have both loops on the pants and all you have to do is untie the knot and throw that horrible, old, poorly designed flat drawstring in the trash!
To order your Z-String just check they website and chose the Size, String color and Tip Color. Also if you order 4 at the same time the 5th one is FREE!
And here is an exclusive promo from Z-String: [quote]Anyone that purchases a Z-String and writes “Ryureviews” in the instructions to seller will get a free z-string. Also write the color you want and it is on the house! The natural hemp string is my personal favorite with just about any tip color. Happy Holidays![/quote]