Shoyoroll Black Star Gi Review
The Gi – Picking One Up
These gis were released back in 2009 as batch #4 from Shoyoroll. They are no longer available to buy through any vendor. The only way to pick one up now is to find one on an auction website such as eBay or if you know someone with one than you could bug them to sell it to you. Chances are, however, that they will not want to sell it, but it is worth a try. When these gis were released, they were set at retail for $164.95 (BudoVideos) and only 200 were made available (of each size I believe) in the U.S. I had seen this gi and knew it was one that I wanted. I attempted to pick one up several times on eBay but my efforts proved futile. Then, finally, I was able to get on through an auction and for a reasonable price. Every time I have seen one on eBay, if it is in any kind of good shape, then it generally goes for somewhere on the lines of $300 + and I ended up getting mine for just over $200. Now, if you can find one on eBay or some other auction website, don’t be surprised if it is in the $250 – $350 range.
I mentioned this when I did my last Shoyoroll Golden State Gi Review, and that the best way to get a Shoyoroll gi is when they go on pre-sale. Once you get your purchase, now it is a simple waiting game. However, for this gi, this no longer holds true because they were released close to two years ago.