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Old 01-30-2012, 08:02 PM   #1
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Heavy Bag Purchasing Advice/Reccomendations

I was looking at picking up a multipurpose heavy bag.

Any advice or recommendations towards what to look for when buying a bag is greatly appreciated as I have no experience pertaining to this piece of equipment.

The one from Rogue I was looking at [WFS] http://www.roguefitness.com/off-the-chain-heavy-bag.php

Side note - It will be going into a garage with limited space.

Thanks!

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Old 01-31-2012, 03:17 AM   #2
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Re: Heavy Bag Purchasing Advice/Reccomendations

I've always had good luck with the Century Martial Arts water-core heavy bags. It has a good feel, and no sand to pile up at the bottom and get too hard. Plus, it's pretty easy to move, just dump the water out. It has probably the most realistic feel when you hit it too, much closer to punching an actual person in the stomach or the ribs.

Sand filled bags I've seen get rock hard when all the sand piles up, and cloth filled bags always seem to rip and send bits of cloth everywhere. That's my advice.

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Old 01-31-2012, 06:01 AM   #3
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Re: Heavy Bag Purchasing Advice/Reccomendations

Hey Cody,

All depends on what are you going to use it for.
If only striking drills, than the Rogue bag could be okay, but I think it is a bit too light (might fligh around in your garage when punched hard multiple times)
I would go with at least 30 kg (60-70 punds)

If you want to use it for kicking, much heavier is recommended.

If you want to practise low kicks, leg kicks, a full size bag (like 160-200 cm, about 50 kg-100 pounds) is he best.

If you want to use it for takedown drills, suplexes, choose a bag that is about an adult men's size&weight.

Material wise, I think real leather is the best, artificial leather will torn much faster.

That's all I can say from the top of my head, I hope it helps.
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Old 01-31-2012, 10:06 AM   #4
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Re: Heavy Bag Purchasing Advice/Reccomendations

Hey Cody,

Check this one out for $100 gotta move quick on it since they only have one left!

http://www.combatsports.com/csi/punc...-thai-bag.html (WFS)

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Re: Heavy Bag Purchasing Advice/Reccomendations

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Hey Cody,

Check this one out for $100 gotta move quick on it since they only have one left!

http://www.combatsports.com/csi/punc...-thai-bag.html (WFS)

hope this helps
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Old 01-31-2012, 10:12 AM   #6
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FYI

This is what I used to hang my 100 pounder, you need to go directly into a beam.

http://www.amazon.com/Everlast-4680-.../dp/B00076ZE0I (WFS)
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:20 PM   #7
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Re: Heavy Bag Purchasing Advice/Reccomendations

Thanks for all the advice everyone.

I will look around using my new found knowledge/post if I have any more questions.

Thanks again!
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:06 PM   #8
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Re: Heavy Bag Purchasing Advice/Reccomendations

Rogue bag could be okay, but I think it is too light, it will swing all over the place. I would go with at least a 100lb bag. My bag is 2 or 3 years old and in good shape, no leaks, itís a Century 120lb Hydrocore, itís easy on the wrists and I use MMA gloves so going from bag work to barbell or pull-ups is easy. Shipping is cheaper because of the weight, if youíre having it shipped. But I wouldnít use it for takedown drills, suplexes; I use an old Army duffle bag fill with sand bags and old uniforms for that.
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Re: Heavy Bag Purchasing Advice/Reccomendations

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Hey Cody,

Check this one out for $100 gotta move quick on it since they only have one left!

http://www.combatsports.com/csi/punc...-thai-bag.html (WFS)

hope this helps
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I was so stoked this bag was still available, AND the site is shipping all online orders for just 5 bucks. Bag is on the way. Thanks Gus.
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