Any Tips for buying a heavy bag and stand? v.boxing

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  1. TracerBullet

    TracerBullet Active Member

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    I was just going to buy this stand, are these things sturdy enough, I can't really mount it in my house.
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    And how much does it matter if I get a 80lb or 100lb bag? Whats normal, and are any brands excepted as being the best?

    Sorry for dumb questions, I took a boxing class in college and it was great so I want to get some of this stuff.
     
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    TracerBullet Active Member

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    also what about those cheaper things where you fill the base up with water. I thought those seemed kind of cheap and too light.
     
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    The Ghost Pain for Love

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    The stand will limit your mobility.
    a 100 pound bag will do fine.

    I would get the shitty free standing bag though, wont make much noise, and you can circle it well. Might be a bitch to fill though.
     
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    TracerBullet Active Member

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    That's a good point about the mobility.
     
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    michael FLORIDA > *

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    the kind w/ water is meh.. i'd fill it with sand, if i were you.
     
  6. delay pedal

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    i had a similar stand to that, it sucks

    it starts rocking and swaying unless you load up that bottom with 45 lb plates, and im a small dude

    i hung it in my basement from a cross beam
     
  7. el es dee

    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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    get a leather one
     
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    illmatix Diamond Studded Member OT Supporter

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    Eh, I fucking hate those :dunno:

    If you weigh more than 170lbs and are decently strong you'll be moving that piece of shit all over the place.
     
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    yeah youll need some sandbags to keep that thing in place. You have no place you can put in a heavy bolt in youre ceiling?
     
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    Not really, maybe I should just find a gym where I can box if those options arent great.
     
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    can't really kick. but im assuming you're just boxing.
     
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    iCEgECKO Ballin' at 5'2''

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    Beam + J-hook ftw
     
  13. The Ghost

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    Yes, sir, Just boxing.

    If dude is into kicking he will need a bag that is hung for sure.
     
  14. infinite loop

    infinite loop Statistically speaking, the Yankees do indeed suck

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    that was our setup with our 220lb bag.. i liked it a lot.
     
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    That's what I did, works great. I'd personally grab a wavemaster and fill it with sand instead of getting a hanging bag and a stand. Those stands aren't very stable, and you can't move around all sides of the bag. Plus I do kicking as well, and they suck for kickers.
     
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    I hung one from the ceiling in my old apartment. I can find and post pics of it if you want.
     
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    Hung from a stud in the ceiling of my old apartment. I lived on the top floor so I didn't have any upstairs neighbors. I didn't like any of those heavy bag stands because none of them had the bag high enough.

    Oh yeah, this mounting bracket came with like 1.5" bolts but I replaced them with like 3" ones cuz i thought that was safer.

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    The stand you have a picture moves a lot with little/no weight on the bottom.
     
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    ok seems to be a consensus, thanks!
     
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