10/02/2008 7:59pm, #1
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.
10/02/2008 9:19pm, #2
Can't go wrong with KO Fightgear. From my experience, their sparring gear is quality and their customer service is really great. I don't know much about the structural integrity of porch roofs, but keep us updated on how the banana bag holds up.
On another note, shouldn't this thread be in our brand-spankin'-new Reviews section?
10/02/2008 9:27pm, #3Originally Posted by Kid Miracleman
Oh, and my daughter likes it, too.
10/28/2008 8:28pm, #4
- Join Date
- Jan 2007
- Lower Hudson Valley / Rochester
- punching bag / crew jitsu
Now let's see if I can convince my parents to buy me one :O
10/28/2008 9:38pm, #5
I'm still worried about the structural integrity of the porch roof. It shakes like mad when I hit the bag with any degree of force.
10/28/2008 10:25pm, #6
- Join Date
- Jun 2004
- Bay Area
- Silat, New to Hsing- Yi
put an industria spring in between. I haven't seen the vid because I'm on my Treo but it will dissipate some of the energy.
10/29/2008 1:29pm, #7
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10/29/2008 2:53pm, #9
Cute kid, you however.........not so much.
10/29/2008 3:14pm, #10
Originally Posted by billy sol hurok
- Join Date
- Jun 2004
- Judo, Hung Family Boxing
i'm surprised to hear that you weren't able to find heavy bag info, i seem to remember there being a thread that i contributed to, which talked about a variety of available bags and their pros and cons.
but as i am not in the market for a new bag (in fact i have a surplus of them) i am not going to take the time to search for the thread."Face punches are an essential character building part of a martial art. You don't truly love your children unless you allow them to get punched in the face." - chi-conspiricy
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