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Old 04-14-2005, 07:18 PM   #1
Eugene R. Allen
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I have a pellet stove in my gym and thus lots of pellet stove fuel. I dumped two 40 pound bags of fuel into a military stuff sack and used the pull cord to secure the outside of the bag. I used the cinch cords to tighten up the bag a bit and it makes for a very nice 80 pound "sand" bag. I set out a couple Dynamax balls and a couple Ringside balls for size comparison. The Ringside balls are 12 for the smaller and 15 for the larger ball.
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Old 04-14-2005, 07:29 PM   #2
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Another option:

The legendary Phil "Rock Rat" Howard used to fill his duffel bag with lengths of chain to the appropriate weight.

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Old 04-15-2005, 04:59 AM   #3
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I don't have a pellet stove, but I do have a water softener. I do farmers walks with four 40lb bags of salt, two on each side. Kinda awkward, because when you pinch the bag handles together, the bags spread and get in the way of your legs a little during the walks. Not a big prob tho. Seems to put a little extra stress on the grip, which is what I'm after anyway.
I do have my old canvas duffel bag from the Air Force. I'll dump a couple bags of salt into it and try that.
Thanks for the idea Eug.
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Old 04-15-2005, 05:21 AM   #4
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If you can convince two of them to climb into the sack, average four-year olds also weigh in at about 40lbs each, and the playgrounds in Central Park at least are lousy with them. ;)
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Old 04-15-2005, 06:37 AM   #5
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Guys,
Putting small sandbags inside a sea bag gives you the ability to easily change the weight. You can get them at almost any surplus store.
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Old 04-15-2005, 11:38 AM   #6
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Joshua

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Old 04-15-2005, 12:24 PM   #7
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OH that was SICK! :rofl:
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Old 04-15-2005, 01:44 PM   #8
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How about kitty litter to fill your sand bags? Then if you meet pukie, you can just use a little kitty litter to clean up.

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Old 04-15-2005, 01:55 PM   #9
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EUgene, which is denser, sand or fuel pellets? Or are they about equally as bulky?
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Old 04-15-2005, 05:16 PM   #10
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Brian - The sand is definately heavier...but a lot messier and way sneakier. The pellet fuel is not so eager to escape confinement, but the sand will look for any out it can find. That 80 pound bag full of pellets might be as much as 100 pounds with sand. I use the pellets simply because they seem to be more user friendly.
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