May 24, 2010

Introducing The Blackhawks Gi

With the slaughter and the sweep of the Sharks yesterday, the Blackhawks moved onto the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in 18 frickin' years!! I figured there was no better time to unveil what could quite possibly be the coolest gi ever...

This is a red Vulkan Ultra Light gi that I had the Hawks crest sewn onto the back as well as the shoulder "C's" which are found on the shoulders of the jersey. Vulkan gi's are pretty much the nicest ones I have ever come across, I own three of them. For competition they are the lightest gi on the market weighing in around 3.3 pounds. My Atama belt is a third of this gi's overall weight! (Caveat here: some tournaments such as the IBJJF run tourneys do not allow certain colored gi's, as well as some patches and placement of patches. ALWAYS check the rules and uniform requirements.)

It is no surprise to anyone who has spent just a few minutes around me that I have a bit of a passion for hockey in general and the Hawks specifically. I have been following them since I was a kid. I have never seen them win a cup (last one 1961... yes, that is damn near 50 years ago) and have a vague memory of the 92 cup loss to the Penguins.

They have played well this year and deserve to be in the finals, and frankly I think they have all that is needed to win the cup this year. I am stoked to say the least!! So this is my official Blackhawks gi. To the best of my limited knowledge, the one and only!

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