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Old 09-28-2008, 07:17 AM   #1
Kevin Cale
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Can I get some heavy bag recommendations?
My local sports store has an everlast 4ft bag-18oz PU coated outer shell with reinforced seams-heavy guage D and O rings-is this any good -I'd like to avoid postage costs.
My sister boxes and I'm thinking of starting kick boxing so would like one for stand up as well as kicking.
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Old 09-29-2008, 12:57 AM   #2
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Re: heavy bag

I wouldn't go with anything less than a 100lb heavy bag, there's way too much swing with lighter ones. I have a 100lb'er in my garage that works well. Everytime the stuffing compresses too much on the inside, I open the top and pour in some sand. It weighs about 140lbs now and is pretty hard. Just make sure that you get good gloves with a built in wrist wrap, or if you are using boxing gloves, make sure to wrap your hands first.
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Old 09-29-2008, 02:07 AM   #3
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Re: heavy bag

Kevin,

If you are thinking about kickboxing, you should make sure you get a thai banana bag. These are the 6 ft long bags, that are almost always 100lbs. this will be perfect for leg kicks.
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Old 09-29-2008, 08:48 AM   #4
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Re: heavy bag

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Kevin,

If you are thinking about kickboxing, you should make sure you get a thai banana bag. These are the 6 ft long bags, that are almost always 100lbs. this will be perfect for leg kicks.
Yep. And learn to not use wraps or gloves. It forces you to focus on keeping your wrist straight, especially upon impact. It also toughens your knuckles and hands overall. I mean, if you're practicing for the ring, that's one thing. I train how I fight, and it'll never be in a ring.
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Old 10-01-2008, 07:29 AM   #5
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Re: heavy bag

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Kevin,

If you are thinking about kickboxing, you should make sure you get a thai banana bag. These are the 6 ft long bags, that are almost always 100lbs. this will be perfect for leg kicks.
I disagree. Banana bags never move correctly when you punch them and they are hard to clinch and knee.

There is a reason you never see them in Thai camps or if you do, they are for farung.
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:28 PM   #6
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Re: heavy bag

Just my .02, wrap your hands and use gloves with a heavy bag. Sure you'll learn to keep everything lined up faster without them, but that's because you're thinking about what you did wrong while sitting on the bench with a fractured hand.
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