Question about heavy bags...

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  1. Juggaman

    Juggaman OT Supporter

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    Wasn't sure if this was the place to put this, but I love punching the heavy bag at my gym and have been looking to buy one. Only thing is, I know nothing about them. Is there any certain kind I should get? Brand? What its wrapped in (seen canvas, vinyl, etc.)? Any help is appreciated.:bigthumb:

    Of course the cheaper the better, but money is out of the question. I don't wanna buy something thats gonna break in a few months.
     
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    illmatix Diamond Studded Member OT Supporter

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    Just make sure its at least 100lbs or you'll become :greddy:
     
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    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    i prefer canvas but it will shred your hands if you dont wear gloves. vinyl is good too.
    weight is dependant on how strong you punch, but i wouldnt go with anything less than 70lbs. dont get the ones on a sand filled stand, get one you hangm and eye hook the chains into a beam or something.
     
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    I was definitely planning on getting one to hang from a rafter in my garage. Definitely wear sparring gloves while I punch on it. So there's no real major differences between canvas and vinyl? Which is more durable?
     
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    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    probably vinyl, and easier to keep clean too
     
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    Good lookin' out man. I appreciate it. Any certain brand? I know Everlast, but anything else comprable to that?
     
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    I personally have always had canvas bags, they will make your knuckles tough as shit if you punch without gloves. I'm more into using gloves these days, so either one is really OK.
     
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    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    whatever is cheapest in the store, most likely everlast. lol. just make sure the seams are stitched well, if not double stitched, and the straps are sewn on the same
     
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    I like leather or canvas a lot better than vinyl, but it doesn't really matter that much. For hanging I wouldn't go lower than 100lbs.
     
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    Fairtex makes a really nice muay thai banana bag


    edit - see above post
     
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    Wow, thats a nice bag.

    I looked at Play-It-Again Sports and they have a 100lb. Everlast Nevatear bag for $80. Its cheap enough. But is there really a difference between this one and the fairtex? And is the Muay Tha one different than a regular punching bag?
     
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    that one's mostly for knees.
     
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    a "Muay Thai" bag is just made for kicks/punches rather than strictly punching, they are generally skinnier and longer, allowing you to train low kicks etc. Either way, go with Fairtex if you can afford it, they have both Muay Thai bags (4ft/6ft) as well as normal heavy bags.
     
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    Guld 昇龍拳

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    I got my 70lbs bag for $99, come with everything to put it up.

    *Edit* It's an Everlast. If you care. :o
     
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    leather + heavy as possible = win


    thai banana bag from fairtex filled with corn and sweatshirts taped up to prevent settling
     
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    I've got a 70lb everlast as well, propoably the same kind as you. I would get a better bag, but there is a very large assortment where I train regularly.
     
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