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Speed Bump
3/03/2004 9:35pm,
My girlfriend bought me a 7' 110lbs. Fairtex heavybag. Does anyone have any advice/warnings before I drill a hole in my garage ceiling and stick an eye bolt in it.

Just about any eye bolt I can get will hold 110lbs easy, but I don't think they take into account someone beating on the thing that hanging from it.

Basically I don't want to break a ceiling beam and have our living room floor, above, have a hole in it.

Speed Bump
3/03/2004 9:45pm,
And yes before anyone says anything, I did a search and read the thread with basically the same title. That one was about some one wanting a way to not hang it from the ceiling...

DJeter1234
3/03/2004 9:48pm,
just do it right. today i almost had one fall on me. I kicked it and it flew away.

by-the-throat
3/03/2004 10:45pm,
Actually, that makes me wonder; what do you guys think of those wavemasters? Are they better or worse than the typical heavy bag?

FingerorMoon?
3/03/2004 10:48pm,
One day I shall figure out where I can hang a heavy bag from.
One day...

Moleculo
3/04/2004 12:19am,
Wavemasters are toys.
If you absolutely have to use a freestanding bag, buy a real one:
http://store.yahoo.com/titleboxing/title-power-reflex-freestanding-heavybag.html

Heavy bags can also be hung from a WALL (http://store.titleboxing.com/hbhdw.html)

katana
3/04/2004 12:30am,
Buy a spring from Title Boxing (or other) that is heavy enough to hold your bag. Put the (big) eye bolt in a solid rafter and then put on the spring and then your bag. If you hang the bag directly without the spring you'll have a better chance of ripping the whole thing out eventually. The spring also makes the entire setup a lot quieter because it absorbs a lot of the bag flailing up and down.

Moleculo
3/04/2004 12:35am,
Originally posted by katana
Buy a spring from Title Boxing (or other) that is heavy enough to hold your bag. Put the (big) eye bolt in a solid rafter and then put on the spring and then your bag. If you hang the bag directly without the spring you'll have a better chance of ripping the whole thing out eventually. The spring also makes the entire setup a lot quieter because it absorbs a lot of the bag flailing up and down.

Good idea but If you use a spring MAKE SURE your eyescrew is CENTERED in the rafter and pre-drill so it it does not split the wood.

If the bag pulls out of the ceiling the spring action could potentially lodge the screw in YOUR HEAD.

Speed Bump
3/04/2004 12:45am,
Oh great. Now I'm going to be paranoid about having my head impaled with a large screw and ending up on www.fark.com. Thanks Katana, I'll go look into that...

Sharlintier
3/04/2004 12:58am,
Originally posted by mike reese
Wavemasters are toys.
If you absolutely have to use a freestanding bag, buy a real one:
http://store.yahoo.com/titleboxing/title-power-reflex-freestanding-heavybag.html

Heavy bags can also be hung from a WALL (http://store.titleboxing.com/hbhdw.html)

Hey for that free standing heavy bag, would you use the sand that they recommend for kid's sandboxes or would you want the more expensive landscaping sand. (for those that don't know, landscaping sand is actually larger and it doesn't settle and "dust" as badly as sandbox sand... thus the heaftier price. Though both will dust and lose mass as time goes on unless the bag weights are practically air tight.)

Moleculo
3/04/2004 1:05am,
Cheapest sand will work as well as any.
(the sand is sealed in)

GajusCaesar
3/04/2004 1:07am,
I have an 80 pound bag that I hung from a 4x4 beam in a house. I would definitely use a spring because I would get the whole house shaking when i hit mine. It was pretty loud and annoying and I kept thinking it would break the beam. It never did, but go with the spring. And whatever you do, don't try to hang it from a regular 2x4. That's just askin for it. . .

Moleculo
3/04/2004 1:14am,
I have mine hung from a 6x14 beam in the garage and it STILL vibrates the structure.
I remember back in high school having a bag suspended from a spring and it used to bounce all over the place.
I may buy a bag with a tiedown (http://store.yahoo.com/titleboxing/hbl.html)

CaptShady
3/04/2004 9:07am,
Take a 2 x 6, and intersect the rafters with it. Then screw it into as many rafters as you can, and hang your bag from the middle of the 2 x 6. This will distribute the weight, and should stop any rattling elsewhere in the house. Me personally, I'd add the spring that katana mention, just for more protection and noise prevention (thanks for that idea btw).

IMO the wave masters are good for cardio, but if you're trying to develop power in your strikes, it won't be long before you're knocking it over all the time.

Ronin
3/04/2004 9:16am,
Here you go, some options:
http://www.awma.com/index.cfm/action/productdetail/product_id/8851.htm

http://www.awma.com/index.cfm/action/productdetail/product_id/9336.htm

http://www.awma.com/index.cfm/action/productdetail/product_id/9337.htm

tallpaul50
3/04/2004 9:31am,
Originally posted by CaptShady
Take a 2 x 6, and intersect the rafters with it. Then screw it into as many rafters as you can, and hang your bag from the middle of the 2 x 6. This will distribute the weight, and should stop any rattling elsewhere in the house. Me personally, I'd add the spring that katana mention, just for more protection and noise prevention (thanks for that idea btw).

From personal experience and some carpentry and house buidling experience, thsi is what I would recommend also.