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TOP SECRET! Exclusive info on the next four Shoyoroll Batches (13-16)

TOP SECRET! Exclusive info on the next four Shoyoroll Batches (13-16)

Well, despite a lot of naysayers (myself included), it actually looks like Shoyoroll might come out with their scheduled 10 gis this year!

I think that if I had to pick a favorite upcoming batch, I couldn’t (but it’d probably be Batch 13).  But I’m REALLY looking forward to the Charles Lew, The Competitor, and the Forever Rolls gi. Read on for more details on these!

Below is a quick update of some of the new gis (sorry, no photos.. yet!) that will be coming out this year.

Shoyoroll Batch #13

Charles Lew – Landing in October. The Guma version of this gi has a turquoise crotch and I’m definitely going to be getting it.

Gold Star – Landing in November.  This gi looks pretty cool in the mockup, but will likely look amazing in person.  The issue is that with more customization, there is more risk of screw-ups.  I’ve already seen a few pictures of The Ring with missing quotes inside the jacket and upside-down patches.  The more awesome you make a gi, the more likely things are to get messed up in the factory. With that said, I’m still on the fence.

Shoyoroll Batch #14

shoyoroll-the-competitor-leo-veira

The Competitor (White, Blue & Black)

**Black is a Guma EXCLUSIVE!

I’m really excited about these gis.  I have been wanting one since I first saw them worn by their athletes in competition. Very excited.  I’ll likely grab it in white and blue.

Cements (Black & White)

**White is a Guma EXCLUSIVE!

I know some people are REALLY excited about this gi, but I’m not sold on it at all. You know that I’m a lover of all things bling, but this really isn’t my style. Pass.

Her Honor

Breast Cancer awareness gi.  $20 of each sale will go to a breast cancer charity of Shoyoroll’s choice.  The gi will also be available in female/fitted sizes.  I’ll likely pass on this, but it is really cool.

A00F: 85-100 lbs, 4’9″ – 5′

A0F: 100-120 lbs, 5′ – 5’3″

A1F: 115-140 lbs, 5’3″ – 5’7″

Shoyoroll Batch #15

DLUX (White)

With all of the awesome gis coming out this year, I’ll probably have to pass on this one.

Forever Rolls (Unbleached) **GUMA EXCLUSIVE!

I bet this gi is going to be really really cool when it comes out.  Shoyoroll has never done anything like it before.  I’ll definitely be picking it up.

Shoyoroll Batch #16 and beyond

SYR will be releasing a batch with kids, women, and standard fits before Christmas. No specifics yet.

Guma 2013 Memberships

These will go on sale some time in November.  This is awesome as the Christmas eve sale of last year was bad news for a lot of people.

I’m sure a post like this raises more questions than it answers, but feel free to post them in the comments below and I’ll let you know what I can!

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84 comments
Ka'ohu says September 14, 2012

I’m hoping that I can pick up a GUMA membership for 2013! (fingers crossed). Even if I just buy one or two gi’s, avoiding the onslaught of the general public release would be worth it.

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    Brendan says September 14, 2012

    I’m sure you’ll be able to. I think that’s the biggest draw. And I hope their 2013 Guma gi is way better than the 1751 (which I wasn’t really impressed with). I’d love a gi more like the Rio Koi.

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      Ryan Loudon says September 14, 2012

      I love my 1751, it’s actually the same weave as the uniblue. super comfy

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        Brendan says September 14, 2012

        I was just really underwhelmed with it. Cool that it’s rare, but way too plain for me.

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          Tim says September 24, 2012

          1751 is one of my favorite Shoyoroll Kimonos

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          Brendan says September 25, 2012

          Really? I thought it was so plain. What do you like about it?

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          Harry says October 23, 2012

          “Charles Lew – Landing in October. The Guma version of this gi has a turquoise crotch and I’m definitely going to be getting it.”

          Is the Charles Lew still coming out in October? Only 1 week left.

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          Harry says October 23, 2012

          Someone posted the Charles Lew and Goldstar on Sherdog. Thanks for providing what Shoyoroll refused to do.

          http://www.sherdog.net/forums/f16/what-do-you-think-next-4-batches-shoyoroll-gis-2201613/

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          Harry says October 23, 2012

          Brandon, by the way, I agree with you that the Charles Lew looks better than Goldstar in the mock up. I love my BLACKstar, but I am not crazy about the goldstar. You would think that they could have had more GOLD on the “GOLDSTAR”.

          Thanks again to the person that posted the pics of the mockups on Sherdog. I really do appreciate it. I don’t know why Shoyoroll could not do this for customers that spend lots of money on Shoyoroll gis.
          Its not like it takes away from the hype. Shoyoroll likes to play with our emotions. Not how I would treat valued customers!

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          Brendan says October 23, 2012

          True, Harry. But you also have to see it from the Guma members point of view. If Guma members didn’t get anything special, then why would they pay for the program again in the future? I guess I just don’t personally feel like they have any responsibility to me beyond providing items that I’ve paid for 🙂

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          Harry says October 23, 2012

          I see your point Brandon, and perhaps I should have purchased the membership. However, I felt uneasy about buying the membership without being able to see the 1751 Gi before paying. I already have 12 Shoyoroll Gi’s and should go talk to my shrink about this addiction. LOL!

          I do feel a bit alienated though not even being able to see upcoming Gi’s after spending so much money on Shoyoroll Gi’s.

          Guma get their own members only Gis, discounts, guaranteed ability to purchase any Gi, t-shirts ect. Again, if I could see the Guma Gi before I bought the membership, I would do so.

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          Brendan says October 24, 2012

          I actually think that the 1751 is insanely boring compared so things like the blackstar and rio koi. Those are the SYR gis that I like the most. But, I also understand that SYR had to make a middle of the road gi for the GUma membership. Nothing people would love, but also not one that people would hate.

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          Harry says October 26, 2012

          I think the Blackstar will be hard to beat. It has just the right amount of Bling. The “in guard we trust”patch at the bottom of the jacket. The “mighty Lion” on the bottom of the jacket and pant leg. And obviously the red and yellow on Black make it really stand out. Also the pants are SUPER heavy duty! If you want light pants, the BlackStar is not for you, but if you want a heavy duty drill pant, you cannot do any better than BlackStar.

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          Harry says October 27, 2012

          Hey Brendan, do you think you might design a Gi one day soon? You have seen so many Gi’s at this point, you must have a pretty good idea of what BJJ people are looking for.

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          Brendan says October 27, 2012

          Hey Harry. Let me know what you think about this: http://www.okkimonos.com 😉

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          Harry says October 31, 2012

          LOL! For a kids Gi, it looks like a fun Gi . I think their is more flexibility for kids Gi’s. I think I will stick with my Shoyorolls and Atama’a for myself though.

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          Brendan says November 1, 2012

          haha. DEFINITELY a kids gi. Glad you liked it.

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      Ka'ohu says September 14, 2012

      You’re right. My wife was nice enough to pick me up a Rio Koi as a surprise and I love it! Super soft and was able to shrink the A3S perfect to my body. The artwork on the inside is pretty awesome too!

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        Brendan says September 14, 2012

        For sure. Glad they went back to that ‘blackstar’esque style with lots of fun stuff on it!

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GisandKicks says September 14, 2012

Though you might not be excited about the cements, this batch is right up my alley. I’m addicted to sneakers and gis, so I’m pretty much set on gettin’ one of those cements (if the stars align and I don’t get screwed by the Shoyoroll purchasing experience).

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    Brendan says September 14, 2012

    If you follow the guide we posted, it should help! Thanks for the comment!

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      Tim says September 24, 2012

      Where can we see pics of these Gis?

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        Brendan says September 25, 2012

        You can’t right now. Guma members have been sworn to secrecy. Maybe I’ll post some blurred out images soon!

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          Tim says September 25, 2012

          you can email them to me:)

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Ryan Loudon says September 14, 2012

I want the forever rolls, too bad it’s guma only. means i’ll have to spend a fortune on ebay to get it. He might not be the god father of jiu-jitsu, but he was the greatest for his time. He was also who taught Master Jacare of Alliance

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    Brendan says September 14, 2012

    Yeah. I’ll be UBER interested in it. I really love that their bringing back and unbleached gi and I think this is a great venue to do it. Classic gi for one of the greats.

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the_dead_cow says September 14, 2012

Is the Guma membership a limited quanity/time sale? Also, is it worth it?

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j says September 14, 2012

is the competitor different from the previously released comp lights?

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    Brendan says September 14, 2012

    Hey J. Yeah, at least from an aesthetic standpoint, it has all of the yellow shoyoroll hea transfers or patches on them that went on their athlete gis.

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      ron hess says September 15, 2012

      i’ll get the blue in this if it’s not GUMA only… well even if it is i’ll get it.

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Marc says September 14, 2012

Navy colored Gi???

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    Brendan says September 14, 2012

    Not yet, Marc. But I bet that’ll be only of the ones to come out after batch 16

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      Marc says September 14, 2012

      Thanks do you by chance happen to know what gi is shown 57 sec into this video?
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp-CCVBkcis&feature=plcp
      Thought it was goldstar but know i think maybe cements.

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        Marc says September 14, 2012

        *now

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        Brendan says September 14, 2012

        That’s a great question. I know they showed the Ring in that video as well. I didn’t even stop to look at that one. I’d say a cement because I believe the Goldstar has yellow stitching.

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Tyler says September 14, 2012

Are any of these batches two colour “tuxedo” style like Batch 4?

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    Brendan says September 14, 2012

    not that I’ve seen so far. But they did bring back the colored crotch, which is cool.

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Damon says September 14, 2012

Hey, I know you are a big SYR fan, but you may want to check out Badger Original Kimonos. They’ve been coming up with some pretty amazing designs and the gis are super light. Portions of the next gi, The Hero are being donated to a veteran charity. Supporting the BJJ community with a purpose. Check them out http://www.badgerkimonos.com.

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    Stephanie says September 16, 2012

    Those look pretty neat, reasonable price. Any idea of how they fit?

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      Brendan says September 16, 2012

      for the women’s gis? i have no idea to be honest. i’m not even sure if they run a bit large like the rest of SYR. i think this’ll be the first time they release any of that type of cut.

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lester b says September 14, 2012

awesome , thinking about the guma membership just for the forever rolls .. that’s a maybe .. because of the price .. but forsure i will be grabbing the lew !

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Charlie says September 15, 2012

Great review Brendan. I’ve been able to purchase some great gi’s because of the Guma Reserve package. The blue and white comp lite XII, were worth it for me. I ordered the Gold Star, Cements, and Forever Rolls also. I wish I ordered the Charles Lew. I skipped the Her Honor, because I just purchased a Rio Koi for my wife. I can’t wait for the kids gi’s. I’m hoping an option for blue is available (my daughters like the blue gi’s) My only concern has been their customer service. The A1L Rio Koi problem has yet to be addressed by Shoyoroll. I’ve sent two e-mails with pics, and called, and I still have an irregular sized gi at my house. Kind of concerning, considering all the $$$ they’ve received from me. How this plays out will determine whether or not I purchase Guma 2013.

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    Brendan says September 15, 2012

    Even if you didn’t book it, you can still try to grab one =o)

    I would mention that in the email. Be very transparent with them and spell out all the money you are worth to a company. I’ve always found that helps. When I had trouble with my cable company over a $200 mischarge, I explained that if I left, they would lose $2400 over the next two years. It made economic sense for them to make me happy.

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      Charlie says September 15, 2012

      Thanks for the advice. I just sent them an e-mail. I’m literally shocked at the customer service. I’ll say this. My wife bought me the orangahangs from Origin, and one ended up ripping. She e-mailed them, and they sent me a new pair, no questions asked. I guess for now I’ll wait and see. I’ll keep you posted.

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    Ryan says September 18, 2012

    so those gi’s have already went on sale?? (kicking myself for not knowing about the guma last year). The forever rolls is going to be costly on ebay.

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      Brendan says September 18, 2012

      Nope. None of these have gone on sale yet =o)

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        Charlie says September 30, 2012

        Thanks for the advice Brendan. I sent the scathing e-mail, and got some results. They sent me a new A1L gi Rio Koi top, which fits perfect.

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Stef says September 15, 2012

Thanks for the info! Any idea when Batch 14 will be on sale to general public?

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    Brendan says September 15, 2012

    not sure as of right now, but you know i’ll post details!

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Annie says September 16, 2012

Forgive my ignorance, what exactly is the process of an unbleached gi? The Charles Lew sounds awesome, and looks awesome from what I have seen via instagram. The Her Honor also sounds really cool, but from the sizes you posted, I won’t be able to fit into it. Le sigh
. What are the realease dates for those?

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    Brendan says September 16, 2012

    why not Annie? If those slim sizes don’t fit, you should definitely grab the Adult size that does. Not sure on the release date beyond what I put in the article. Not holding anything back except the pics that I can’t post =o)

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Annie says September 16, 2012

You can’t do those witness protection program style pics like you did for the Charles lew ;). Based on the sizes you posted for the the Her Honor Gi, I am out of the weight range, but you as saying those sizes are in conjunction with the regular sizes right? It is for a great cause. I know waay too many people who have been touched by Breast Cancer.

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    Brendan says September 17, 2012

    Hey Annie!

    I definitely should’ve done some like that haha. And yeah, they’ll have regular sizes too. No way are they going to release a gi only in small/skinny sizes.

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Ryan says September 19, 2012

after seeing the mockup (not saying how or where) of the charles lew, it’s pretty feminine. Think i’ll pass on it but def go for the gold star and the forever rolls. what other color’s are associated with the forever rolls besides being non-bleached?

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    Brendan says September 19, 2012

    WHAT? I must be crazy because I LOVE the lew!

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      Nicole says September 20, 2012

      I’m a chick, but I also love the color of the Lew. Still have never bought a SYR (got close with The Yank), don’t own/never planned to own a black gi, but man, I’m really tempted to try for this one…ugh, decisions!

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        Brendan says September 21, 2012

        I just want the guma version since it’ll have the turquoise gusset as well. Maybe I have girly tastes? I don’t know?

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          Nicole says September 21, 2012

          You do like blingy gis. Almost every girl I know who trains loves blingy gis. Jus’ sayin’.

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      lester b says September 21, 2012

      just saw the mockup of the lew also … i think it looks very nice . gold star looks good too but i think the cement looks better (from mock-ups)

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        Brendan says September 21, 2012

        man! I don’t know what people see in the cement. I’m not a fan at all. Just looks too similar to the goldstar.

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          lester b says September 21, 2012

          i think its just because of the yellow stitching .. im not really into yellow. and also the similarity to the jordan cements (shoes) to the shoyoroll cement is just awesome .

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Harry says September 20, 2012

Brendan, is the Gold Star a GUMA members only Gi?

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Cory says October 5, 2012

I thought they already released the comp gis at worlds? Im from san jose so I have to get the lew with the san jose sharks colors!

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    Brendan says October 5, 2012

    they released the comp lite gis. these new ones have the competition patches / prints that their sponsored guys had

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      Cory says October 28, 2012

      Awesome! I was about to buy one on ebay! When are they supposed to release them?

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        Brendan says October 29, 2012

        No word yet, but I pre-booked it through GUMA. Should be out before the end of the year.

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oscar says November 15, 2012

is there an eta for the competitor or dlux?

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Anne says November 20, 2012

This is a great preview. As you had hinted to, could you please post a witness protection program picture of the her honor? Or at the very least spill the beans on the colorway?

Thanks again for all your awesome gi information!

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Tyler says November 28, 2012

Everyone keeps mentioning the cements and what they look like… where have you all seen pictures of these unreleased gis? link :D?

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Bubba says December 7, 2012

Anyone know what the deal is with Batch 14 or 15? Didn’t they send out a pre-book for these to 2012 Guma members? So did they do away with these batches? Or are they only going to be available in 2013? If so what does that mean for 2012 Guma members who prebooked one and don’t get a 2013 Guma membership?

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    Anne says December 11, 2012

    This looks like it might be one of them: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozny0F5bnE8&feature=share

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      Bubba says December 12, 2012

      Thanks Anne, I was aware of this one, but what about the other four gis originally slated for batch 14 (which was supposed to come in multiple colors) and 15. Brendan can you shed any light on this, have you heard anything more about the Cements, The Competitor, Dlux, or Forever Rolls? Didn’t Guma 2012 members pre-book these? Are they only going to be available to Guma 2013 people? Are they no longer being offered? Anyone know anything about these four?

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        Brendan says December 13, 2012

        I think that will be a big point of contention. If the Guma program cuts off at the end of the year and despite pre-booking, you aren’t allowed to order them, people will be upset. But, I can also see 2013 members being upset if they can’t get them just because the idea came out in 2012.

        I think SYR’s best bet would be to offer them to both groups.

        You know as soon as I get word on any of these gis, it’ll be posted here or on our Facebook: http://facebook.com/gireviews

        or on twitter: http://twitter.com/gireviews

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