Product Review - KO Fightgear Thai Banana Bag
So, I've move up to the hinterland of Hillsboro, TX and the only MA school in town is a TKD McDojo. I'm working 12 to 16 hours a day with my new teaching job, so don't have the time right now to make it down to Waco to train with the Relson Gracie Baylor Association. So, if I can't get to a dojang/dojo, I figured I'll do what I've done in the past in similar situations and bring the dojang to me. First step, get a heavy bag. I wore out my Everlast bag and was going to try and rehab it, but it got lost in the move. Besides, it wasn't really all that great a bag to begin with.
I tried to get some feedback here on good Thai banana bags to get (I really need to work on my leg kicks), but didn't get much responce. From their Web site, KO Fightsports looked like they have a good product and for a reasonable price. Since I'm hanging this outside, I did not want a leather bag, so the synthetic option works just fine for me. It just came via UPS today and here are my impressions so far.
Their customer service is outstanding. I ordered the bag on Friday and the owner called me on Sunday at home to confirm that I was OK with the shipping charges, since he wanted to get it to me ASAP but was worried with how much UPS was going to charge.
It was well wrapped with a nylon bag inside a bunch of plastic wrap. The UPS guy was not happy hauling it out of his truck and luckily I just happened to be driving up when he arrived, so my wife didn't get stuck trying to haul a 135lbs of bag out back.
The stiching looks nice and tight and the material seems very sturdy. I'm especially happy with the straps that the chain attaches too, since this is what crapped out on my Everlast bag.
I'm a little worried about the structural integrity of the porch roof I'm hanging the bag from. Perhaps some of you with experience in this area would care to chime in.
You can hear the structure rattling and shaking when I hit the bag.
I could try and hang it in our garage.
But even if I cleared out the junk to make room for it, the florr is broken and crappy and there isn't a whole lot of room to move around.
I'll update as I get more use out it to let y'all know how it's holding up. In the meantime, any opinions on where I should hang it?
Oh, and here's their Web site.