1point2, get your hands on about ~20lbs of shredded fabric and restuff your existing bag without any sand in it, just the existing stuffing plus the new stuffing. you may have add it progressively over time, but you'll end up with a perfectly homogenous heavy bag, top to bottom.
once i get the money for a new bag, i'm thinking of videotaping the entire process.
Yuck, i hate those watter filled bags. They don't give me that nice feedback from a punch or kick that I'm used to. I like to at least imagine that I'm 'winning' against the bag, hitting the water bags makes me feel like I'm in a schoolyard fight. We both know my hits aren't effecting it but when i run out of steam it is still going to be hanging there, silently mocking me.
Ming - definitely haha, i was actually marketed everlast stuff as the 'reliable' brand as a 3 week old boxing noob by the salesman. He must have sensed I'd just stopped training mcdojo karate and my wallet was ripe for the picking.
They don't sell heavy bags, but I cannot recommend Piranha Gear highly enough. Their stuff is not quite the absolute best money can buy, but you get waaaaaay more quality than you pay for. Also, their customer service is fucking legendary.
Originally Posted by Dsimon3387
The "Shockwave" gear they sell is their slightly cheaper/lower quality line. Good for loaner gear, but careful, it runs small.
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While on the subject of homemade varieties, here is something that works for me. You buy a bag of rice, take the sack, ususally the sacks come in 5, 10, 15 and even 20 pound sizes, fill the sack with beans. Any type is ok. Fill it so that there is a little give with the beans, but not a tremendous amount. Close the sack and duck tape it all around. When the sack is completely covered with the tape you have a great punching target.
What is so great is that like a bag you get limited impaction, but you also get enough solidity that it mimics the human body. Also the guy holding the bag gets to practice taking blows (don't try this with a small sack though!) and the hits are quite hard but it is safe because the bag takes most of the impact. The more you focus the punching with the hits t the bag the more you drive through the bag and it conditions your hand (minimal impaction) and teaches you to punch into the target.
This re-filling method and Ringside/CombatSports are winning the contest in my head right now.
Originally Posted by pauli
Anyone else tried the restuffing-without-sand method?
I guess the huge heavybag thread is no longer available through search?
Anyway Fairtex synthetic banana bag is my all time favorite.
You can find it for cheaper than that. FYI
We have the same bag in my gym, and it's my favorite to work round house kicks on. Fairtex bags usually = win. They do cost a bit more though.
Originally Posted by WhiteShark
It's not stickied in Strikistan or the Training forums...maybe it should be. I'll try searching for it again later.
Originally Posted by WhiteShark
The Fairtex bag looks great...and wildly expensive. :)
I think WS was talking about this thread:
Since this seems to come up pretty often, maybe a sticky would be the way to go. Also, the Consolidated Glove thread.
I've killed a bunch of Everlast bags. I'm a big fan of Title, because they realized that a lot of the stress is where the chains meets the bag (this is where everlasts rip in my experience). The Title one has six chains instead of four and has extra support in those areas.