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The Bogu properties are in majority defined by its stitching and thickness. The stitching of a Bogu is defined by three main composant, stitch length, and stitch width, stitch type. 

By playing with this 4 parameters, it is possible to obtain differents properties. Protective, flexible, lightweigh, ...

Stitch length : is the distance between two stitch. It determine how much the thread is exposed.

  • Small : compress more the futon, but expose less the threads to the shinai impacts. 
  • Long : compress less the futon, but expose more the threads to the shinai impacts

Stitch width: is the distance between rows of stitch. It determines how much the Futon is exposed.

  • Small : Compress the futon, but expose less the felt to the shinai impacts. 
  • Long : compress less the futon, but expose more the futon to the shinai impacts

Stitch type

  • Bouzashi : Standard stitch type. It is staight with with the same interval between each stitching
  • Hajouzashi : Alternative of the Bouzashi. It alterns between wider and narrower stitch width.
  • Koushizashi : Crosses the stitching to form parallelograms. The length of the sides is determined by the stitch width.
    • Square: The shape of a square.
    • Ishi: The shape of a rhombus.

Stitch orientation :

  • Parallel: The stitching is parallel to the wrist.
  • Diagonal: The stiching is rotated of 45° to be perpendicular to the shinai at the impact.
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