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Old 07-18-2006, 10:27 PM   #1
Fiona Muxlow
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Im looking into getting some sand bags made and was looking for ideas/feed back about the best material. I have Six of the traditional sandbags used for levey banks ect, but the sand leaks out of them.All be it slowly
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Old 07-19-2006, 03:34 AM   #2
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Fiona,

Have you seen Ross Enamits Sandbag Construction kit document? A great resource for make it yourself sandbags.

http://www.rosstraining.com/sandbagconstructionkit.pdf
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Old 07-19-2006, 04:12 AM   #3
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Thanks Allen,
No i hadn't seen it before, its great exactly what i needed.
Looks like i will take the mini bag option, which means i can still use my hessian bags as the outter skin.

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Old 07-19-2006, 04:15 AM   #4
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Yeah I went with the mini bag option also, it was a lot more work but well worth it once you have all the bags made and you have a fully adjustable sandbag.
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Old 07-19-2006, 05:58 AM   #5
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http://sandbagexercises.ifsstrength.com/services.html
Hope it helps.
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Old 07-19-2006, 08:21 PM   #6
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I didn't have very good luck with the mini-sandbags. Perhaps my mini-bags weren't strong enough material, I don't know, but they blew out really badly. Now I just have sand flopping around loose in a contractor garbage bag, and another contractor garbage bag around it; then stick both in an old Army surplus duffel bag. It's not adjustable, but I have a couple different pre-made weights, which works pretty well for me.
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Old 07-20-2006, 06:23 AM   #7
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Fiona, we're using regular sandbags with river gravel (still in the plastic bag) placed inside, then duct tape wrapped around it. They work great.
They average about 42lbs or 21lbs for 1/2 bags of river gravel.
We also made a 92lb monster out of a large playground ball that is great to train with.
There are photos on my website.
have fun!
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Old 07-20-2006, 06:30 AM   #8
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Frank,

Have you considered one of these?

http://www.rosstraining.com/articles/thewaterball.html

I saw it last week and thought it was an interesting idea.
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Old 07-20-2006, 10:16 PM   #9
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Fiona,

I have the same bags as you but instead of sand i used gravel. Worked perfect.

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Old 07-21-2006, 01:48 AM   #10
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Allen--
Thanks, that is a pretty good concept.
Ijust made another (and heavier) rockball yesterday using a ball similar to that but filled with river gravel.
I still have to weigh it, but I think it will be around 110-120lbs.
The waterball sounds good as well.
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