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2005/07/30 15:04:57 (permalink)
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Punchbag/Body Opponent Advice

Currently in the process of putting together a home gym and was going to include a heavy bag but wondered how the free-standing bags compare.

Does anyone have any experience with the TKO 'Big Boy' or Wavemaster free-standing bag?

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    ToxicToffee
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    RE: Punchbag/Body Opponent Advice 2005/07/30 16:01:24 (permalink)
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    hey tony

    golds gym torso man is the nuts mate
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    RE: Punchbag/Body Opponent Advice 2005/07/30 16:07:00 (permalink)
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    I have a wavemaster and they are great. One problem with the free standing bags though is that they can move along the floor when you are kicking/hitting them. It is best to fill the base of these with sand rather than water, and you can also buy a net to go over the base which helps a lot too. I quite like the body opponent bags too, if you practice head hight kicks, they can be quite useful training tools.
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    TonyStarks
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    RE: Punchbag/Body Opponent Advice 2005/07/30 16:10:18 (permalink)
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    Cheers Gents.

    Windymill - interesting that you find they move during use, the ones I've looked at weigh up to 300lbs so hoped this wouldn't be a problem. I'll also be using it on heavy duty rubber flooring which should also help prevent the base unit from sliding.
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    RE: Punchbag/Body Opponent Advice 2005/07/30 20:09:02 (permalink)
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    I dont think anything is better than a heavy bag filled with sand .
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    RE: Punchbag/Body Opponent Advice 2005/07/31 14:05:03 (permalink)
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    Bumping for more opinions.
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    RE: Punchbag/Body Opponent Advice 2005/07/31 14:27:44 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: ToxicToffee

    hey tony

    golds gym torso man is the nuts mate


    haha iv got one of these there great after a hard day at work or after stress from the missis
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    RE: Punchbag/Body Opponent Advice 2005/07/31 20:09:18 (permalink)
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    Right , those of you with Body Opponents appear to rate them - anyone else?
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    RE: Punchbag/Body Opponent Advice 2005/07/31 20:15:44 (permalink)
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    I'd rather have a bag than a body opponent myself mate.

    I do think the body opponents are good, but a bag is more versatile and also more long lasting imo.

    I've not used the free standing bags you're considering though so can't comment further!
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    RE: Punchbag/Body Opponent Advice 2005/07/31 20:54:13 (permalink)
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    Hello mate,

    Id also go for an heavy bag. A 6 foot leather heavybag is one solid piece of kit that will last forever and being the size it is its got enough size and weight to give the effect of hitting a real opponent.

    Not cheap to say the least and a canvas type bag is far cheaper if you dont wish to spend a great deal.

    6 months down the line of heavybag work and you will be hitting clean and hard bro (if your not allready, lol) best getting something that will stand up to you bro

    Cheers,

    Rich
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    RE: Punchbag/Body Opponent Advice 2005/07/31 20:57:14 (permalink)
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    Can you maybe get a stand that is designed to allow you to put weight plates at the bottom of them? i had one and even when i was doing my hardest kicks a few 20kg plates always held it in place for the duration of my workout.
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    RE: Punchbag/Body Opponent Advice 2005/07/31 21:32:42 (permalink)
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    Cheers Gents.

    Thoughts or experiences on/with the following, click on link: -

    6ft Heavy Bag

    Wavemaster Free Standing Bag

    TKO 'Big Boy'

    Century 'BOB' Body Opponent

    I'm used to heavy bag work, have no experience with the free-standing bags/body opponents however (they do look fun though, lol).
    post edited by TonyStarks - 2005/07/31 21:33:22
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    RE: Punchbag/Body Opponent Advice 2005/07/31 21:50:01 (permalink)
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    If your intention is to hit hard and train serious i would say that the 6FT bag is the best bet out of that lot.

    Better impact response and less chance of wrist/hand damage.

    If you wish to try other strikes than punching it will be the better bet too.

    At super middle weight many years ago i was knocking the standard canvas 6 footer all over the shop. If your packing some mass and punch then you can never have too much resistance.

    You can also go mental on the bag, BOB and the freestanders dont take it too well i have found.

    Invest wisely

    Cheers, Rich
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    RE: Punchbag/Body Opponent Advice 2005/07/31 21:56:23 (permalink)
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    Cheers mate - I typically weigh in at 252lbs-266lbs.

    That is the only 6ft bag I've been able to locate by the way.
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    RE: Punchbag/Body Opponent Advice 2005/07/31 22:01:48 (permalink)
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    RE: Punchbag/Body Opponent Advice 2005/08/01 01:38:06 (permalink)
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    The bag id go for, ya cant go worng with it i dont think, all the others (while i still think they are good), are a bit "gimmicky".

    That bag looks alittle thin though. Are you hinging it or mounting it to a wall.........point being that if you dont get it fitted to the wall really well it WILL eventually come crashing down, with alot of the wall....Oh and decent chains to hold the bag up too, seen alot of cheap thin ones snap really quickly.
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    RE: Punchbag/Body Opponent Advice 2005/08/01 11:03:16 (permalink)
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    i'd go for the 6ft bag, the only way that the body one is better is for specific strikes for certain points, otherwise the bag is more durable etc


    anyone know where to get a good but cheap freestanding bag? got no place to hang one up at home
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    RE: Punchbag/Body Opponent Advice 2005/08/01 11:30:04 (permalink)
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    The bob freestanding one is v good, you will learn how to place punches and if filled correctly wont move around much at all, Jeff Fenech actually uses one of these alot with his guys.

    Saying that I'd probably go for a hung bag if you have that option, something like an angle bag is excellent as you can work all your shots on these, but dont go for something to heavy around 70lb's would be a good weight, you want the bag to move so you have to move your feet while hitting it..
    post edited by colenj2 - 2005/08/01 11:33:44
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    RE: Punchbag/Body Opponent Advice 2005/08/01 11:44:54 (permalink)
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    Does anybody have any experience as to how these things hold out when kept outside?

    I'd love to get one in the future but don't really have room in the house

    Cheers

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    RE: Punchbag/Body Opponent Advice 2005/08/01 13:52:08 (permalink)
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    TBH i'd avoid all the free standing ones, and that 'BOB' thing mate.

    The thai boxing place i go to is a shared venue between us and a boxing club, the 'bob' thing is reserved for the kids - in fact its body part is locked away so we dont trash it. Ideal for juniors or for women to buy from QVC when they decide they're having a health and fitness kick, but pretty useless imo for a grown adult and especially one of your weight !

    It depends on if your just boxing it or kicking it as well on how long you want it, imo its worth spending a little extra and getting a 'real' bag, that a sh1tty one that will be in tatters 8 months down the line.

    Im sure i'll have somewhere in my favourites but will need to wait till i get home from work to see, also a good pair of bag gloves is a must - dont be fooled into them £10 jobbies form sprts shops, they will barely last you a fortnight.

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