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What is the difference between a Competition Lite, Gold, Single, Double, and Absolute weave?

posted Sep 10, 2009, 11:38 PM by Joker Jitsu
A competition lite should be similar to a single weave, the thinnest collar made by a brand. Next up would be the double weave, with a thicker collar. The thickest collar would come on an absolute. Typically the kimono material also gets heavier and coarser. The more you pay, the more (by mass), kimono you usually get.

The exception is the gold weave, these kimono have fairly thick collars (single to double weave) but are made of softer (higher quality) material.