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#189392 - 09/27/05 07:57 PM Grappling Mats
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I have been looking all over for them. They are sooo expensive. Does anyone have any advice or sites where they are the cheapest?

thanks

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#189393 - 09/27/05 08:01 PM Re: Grappling Mats [Re: bjjalex1]
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I got mine here:

http://www.tiffinmats.com/

That's about the least expensive that I've seen. I've had mine for 8 years. That's 8 years of a LOT of rolling.

Doubt you'll find new ones any cheaper. You might find a deal on some reconditioned wrestling mats. Try here:
http://www.resilite.com/

Check around there and see if you find anything on reconditioned mats. That site has changed a bit since I've last seen it.

Good luck!

-John

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#189394 - 09/27/05 08:23 PM Re: Grappling Mats [Re: JKogas]
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what size shoukd i get?

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#189395 - 09/27/05 10:08 PM Re: Grappling Mats [Re: bjjalex1]
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That depends on what you'll be training on them, where you're going to be using them and how many people are going to be using them.

What are your plans?


-John

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#189396 - 09/27/05 11:16 PM Re: Grappling Mats [Re: bjjalex1]
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I personally think that you need a bare minimum of 100 square feet (10 x 10) per student pair, especially if you are going to work stand-up.
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#189397 - 09/28/05 07:56 AM Re: Grappling Mats [Re: Fletch1]
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its going to be for 2 people rolling in bjj.

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#189398 - 09/28/05 08:59 AM Re: Grappling Mats [Re: bjjalex1]
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I have "Mancino" mats at my home dojo and our school dojo. They last forever and you can get a variety of thickness. We train on the 1 3/8", the 400 series. It's stiff enough for regular training and also soft enough to be thrown down.

http://www.mancinomats.com/martialarts/series400.xhtml
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#189399 - 09/28/05 05:50 PM Re: Grappling Mats [Re: schanne]
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#189400 - 09/29/05 12:28 AM Re: Grappling Mats [Re: bjjalex1]
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8 x 6.5 or 52 sq feet, $216. For folding mats that is ok. I think those V&M are just puzzle mats though. You can probably get them a lot cheaper.

One thing to remember about Puzzle Mats is that although they might have a coating to them, they are still somewhat porous and are really just a highly compressed sponge. They can be difficult to clean as your sweat and funk can soak right in.

I would recommend either a wrestling mat with a good laminated finish or a good vinyl covered folding mat that you can wipe off with a mop and mat cleaner.


Edited by Fletch1 (09/29/05 12:30 AM)
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#189401 - 10/20/05 05:38 PM Re: Grappling Mats [Re: bjjalex1]
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I found 100 sq ft of puzzle mats on ebay from a company called "funjitsu" for a little under $185 (that includes shipping and handling). Just go to ebay and search for wrestling mats. They come in 2'x 2' squares and are 1/2" thick.

I'm waiting for them to be delivered so once I get them and put them in my garage I'll let you know what I think of them.

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