CTRL Industries The Rook
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gi Review
Ctrl Industries The Rook Gi Review
by Joshua Barrow (Thanks again Josh!)
I got my Gi as a Christmas gift. This was pretty cool as I wanted Ctrl Industries The Rook but didn’t know if anyone was ordering it. For Xmas day I opened a box that had a picture of the white competition. So I wasn’t sure what to expect.
Upon opening the bag, and obviously being excited knowing this is The Rook – the first thing that hit me was the packaging. I have ordered almost every Shoyoroll since batch 6. I didn’t get the yank, but every one since. I can tell you this was the best packaging yet.
Opened the clear snapped bag, and the smell almost choked me. I don’t know what that is, but immediately I thought this was very recently made. I thought this better not be crap.
I grabbed the gi. Pretty heavy feeling. Not weight but just fabric integrity. Seemed a harder thicker fabric. I opened it up went over the stitching. MUCH better than the last three gis I have bought. The seams where the checkerboard is, are clean and strait. This gi is made well. Not thrown together.
I put it on. A little big, but I am slightly too fat these days for my a2h SYR.. So I expected this. No big deal.
I put it on, and was surprised. The top wasn’t that big, I think a few minutes in a dryer over the course of its life and it will be just like my favorite gi – the koral mkm army green.
I cant wait to train in CTRL Industries The Rook gi. Its been vinegar soaked and washed once. I will retake pics and put them on after just an initial wash to see how it shrank.
**Big thanks to Josh for his thoughts on CTRL Industries The Rook. If you want more info. on the gi, especially if you want to order it, click on the CTRL Industries The Rook link below!**