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  1. schuyler is offline

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    Filling a Thai heavy bag

    Hey,

    I tried searching around on the forums, but I couldn’t find a concrete answer, hence the new post. I just purchase a new unfilled Thai heavy bag from Ringside and need some advice on what to fill it with. From what I did find in my search, cloth filling is to soft and completely filling it with sand would make it to hard. Does anyone know what the happy medium is? Maybe 25lbs of sand on the bottom (to keep it steady) and something a little less dense for the rest? I was thinking maybe beans? Anyway, any input you guys have would be great.
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    Beans would probably suck to hit.

    The bags at my old gym were filled with scrap cloth and they were pretty solid. (That **** gets compacted after a while)

    I have no idea what the bags at my new gym are filled with but whatever it is they kind of hurt me these days when I kick them. As such I don't kick them as much or nearly as hard as I kicked the bags at my old gym and thus they're not doing me much good even if they would theoretically give me shins of stone. (I mean come on, honestly, do I really want a training tool that discourages me from training with it?)

    So...call this a vote for cloith filling, macho posturing be damned.
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    Cloth should be fine really. I've heard of people using sawdust with good results.

    My ghetto bag has foam sheets and sand and while it's pretty solid I haven't broken my hand yet.
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    Thanks guys, this post kind of stems from my inability to obtain scrap cloths. My local Goodwill won't help me out, so maybe I'll give the sawdust idea a try. Anyone else have any experience with using sawdust? How about the 25lbs of sand in the bottom, ya or nay?
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    Yeh i've heard of the sawdust thing to but can't vouch for it, not having tried it.

    I don't think i'd bother with the sand.
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    No sand really? A MT gym I trained at put sand in the bottom for the added weight and to keep the swinging down. Wouldn't the bag be too light if it was just filled with wood chips or saw dust?
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    fill with alternating layers of cloth and foam.
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    I'd reckon enough saw dust to fill a 6 foot bag would be decently heavy on it's own.
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    Cool, thanks for the advice everyone. I'll let you know how it turns out.
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    Schuyler, seriously, unless you already have rock hard shins filling it with anything other than foam and cloth will get you hurt.
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