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ottowill
10/23/2011 10:00pm,
hello all,

i would be very grateful for anyone's experience with these title and ringside freestanding bags. there doesn't seem to be reviews or much info about them on the web or ma forums. i live in a not-very-sturdy rented apartment and so for several reasons don't want to risk hanging a bag, even with bracing etc.

TITLE MMA Liqui-Shock Freestanding Thai Bag
http://store.titleboxing.com/title-mma-liqui-shock-freestanding-bag.html

TITLE Boxing Power Reflex Freestanding Heavy Bag
http://store.titleboxing.com/title-power-reflex-freestanding-heavybag.html

RINGSIDE FREESTANDING HEAVY BAG
http://www.ringside.com/ringside/punching-bags/free-standing-heavy-bags/ringside-freestanding-heavy-bag.html

RINGSIDE THAI ATTACHMENT FOR FREESTANDING HEAVY BAG
http://www.ringside.com/ringside/punching-bags/free-standing-heavy-bags/ringside-thai-attachment-for-freestanding-heavy-bag.html

i'm interested for punching and kicking including low-line, knees and elbows, movement, speed and accuracy more than power, but would like it not to slide all over the place if possible, or be like punching a big vinyl pillow.

many thanks for your time and help!

PerseusStoned
10/23/2011 10:40pm,
Any particular reason why you are looking at those bags in particular and not just the best free-standing bag in general?

Also, if its free-standing, take it for granted that it will be sliding all over the place if it actually gets hit.

ottowill
10/23/2011 11:03pm,
i'm happy to take other suggestions, these just looked like the best of the bunch...

Ming Loyalist
10/23/2011 11:24pm,
they mostly suck. if you want to hang a heavy bag without damaging your space, this is the only way: http://www.ringside.com/ringside/ringside-prime-heavy-bag-stand.html

there used to be a heavy duty version (which i own) made for larger bags and thai bags.

if you want it and are near nyc, you can have it for cheap. with 2 bags.

patfromlogan
10/23/2011 11:33pm,
Also, if its free-standing, take it for granted that it will be sliding all over the place if it actually gets hit.I dunno those brands, but in general free standing tend to move too much, fall over, and make noise - though you can carpet the floor or add some padding. Free standing framed are more stable, but they tend to be too light and unstable for hard kicking: http://www.speedbagcentral.com/multimedia/ssp_images/sbc_equipment/image_17.jpg
Hung is better yet.

Anyone have an opinion about Wave Master? They seem pretty stable and the water helps it to absorb blows.

I saw this on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCdLIP68_qs&feature=player_embedded#!

MMAMickey
10/24/2011 4:16am,
Is there a particular reason why you can't go to a boxing gym to use their bags?

Purchasing a freestanding bag for home use is often a false economy; you will be hard pressed to get the same benefits because your equipment is inferior.

Diesel_tke
10/24/2011 9:29am,
I have a wavemaster freestanding heavy bag, a B.O.B., and a hanging heavy back on a stand. The freestanding one is not too bad if you have a lot of space and want to circle around the bag while working it. If you live in an apartment, upstairs, then you will have enemies living down stairs from you. Nothing you do will prevent it from making a claping sound from it tilting back when you strike. You can kick the **** out of it without having to mess with the bag settling to the bottom and becoming like concrete!

I love my hanging heavy bag because it doesn't give so much when you strike it so you get better feedback and a better workout. My hanging bag is 110lbs from grant. I love it.

I love my B.O.B. for stricking with sticks.

I bought the wave master origionally because I was strapped for cash and space, and it worked well for years. As far as durability, My wavemaster has lasted for about 10 years with NO wear and tear on it. I am 250lbs and a heavy striker. It is definately built to last.

***Never purchase the everlast freestanding heavy bag**** I bought one for my brother one year for Christmas. We were kickboxing on it after we put it together and when I kicked it about 10 times, the shaft broke completely off. We returned it and brought a wave master home! He still has it with no wear and tear on it!!

PerseusStoned
10/24/2011 3:26pm,
Anyone have an opinion about Wave Master? They seem pretty stable and the water helps it to absorb blows.

My WaveMaster works quite well for what I paid for it, but I got it for $40 off Craigslist (I think its normally a couple hundred, which I think is still a good deal). I've only had it for 6 months now (used at least 4 times a week, much more before this semester started), but it is very durable and hasn't had any cracks. If you take the time to fill it with sand/water you'll rarely have it tip on you from strikes and I use it in my basement where I can circle around. If you wail on it from the same angle for 5+ minutes it'll usually move about a foot (sans carpet).



I saw this on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCdLIP68_qs&feature=player_embedded#!

That is wicked. Looks like it can't really take power hits, but as supplemental bag that "weaving" is just a perk.

ottowill
10/24/2011 7:07pm,
i have some space (and spouse) restrictions, but will contact you for more info, thanks

Permalost
10/25/2011 11:24am,
I've found that the weak point on wavemasters etc is the plastic seam on the base where the interior part of the shaft comes together at the top of the base. Hitting it can cause a folding action that'll open a hole there. I've seen newer ones without the same design, and if I were looking for a standing bag, I'd look into one of those. I'll agree with the others though that a hanging bag is much better than a standing one.

W. Rabbit
10/25/2011 12:20pm,
A recent lab creation. I had very limited space considerations and likewise did not want to hang from the support beams. As you can see I had to remove some of the drop ceiling but in general it stays put.

The nice thing about these are the weight pegs. You can hang a lighter bag (like mine here) and just add weight plates to the rear/side for support or buy the optional water weight kit. As you increase bag weight the whole structure naturally moves less and less. Not overly expensive....about cost of the bag itself, or slightly more if you want the 2 station frame.

http://i.imgur.com/pB0iF.jpg

Diesel_tke
10/25/2011 1:26pm,
I have that exact same bag stand at my house. The only thing I don't like about it is that I have to stand off to the side before doing kicks otherwise my toes will hit the rail that goes down the side. But a good thing that has developed due to this is pretty wierd foot work when throwing kicks while sparring. People keep telling me that it freaks them out when I step to the left during combinations. But I would have liked to had one that I could kick comfortably. I did break my toe one time which made me hold back on my kicks for about a month after!!

ottowill
10/25/2011 6:38pm,
i'll definitely give that some thought, pretty limited with space and where i can put it, but do appreciate picture also.


A recent lab creation. I had very limited space considerations and likewise did not want to hang from the support beams. As you can see I had to remove some of the drop ceiling but in general it stays put.

The nice thing about these are the weight pegs. You can hang a lighter bag (like mine here) and just add weight plates to the rear/side for support or buy the optional water weight kit. As you increase bag weight the whole structure naturally moves less and less. Not overly expensive....about cost of the bag itself, or slightly more if you want the 2 station frame.

http://i.imgur.com/pB0iF.jpg