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VAMP3D 03-07-2007 04:12 PM

What should I fill my Muay Thai bag with?
 
I am buying an unfilled kick bag since shipping is ridiculous on a filled one. What is the best method to fill it? I know sand alone doesn't do well in bags, with sagging and all....

Thanks in advance.

kishiro 03-08-2007 03:20 AM

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Originally Posted by VAMP3D
I am buying an unfilled kick bag since shipping is ridiculous on a filled one. What is the best method to fill it? I know sand alone doesn't do well in bags, with sagging and all....

Thanks in advance.

i would bottom the bag with sand, the fill the rest with pieced cloth. plus a bag full of sand with break you down pretty bad, like hitting a concrete wall.

VAMP3D 03-08-2007 03:42 AM

That seem like it would be pretty soft, but I'll give it a shot. Thanks!

GFG 03-08-2007 04:52 PM

another thing i have been playing with is flour to get some weight out of the bag, and it's not as harsh as sand. with cloth make sure to get a strong broom stick to pack it like crazy, it will get hard enough.

GFG 03-08-2007 11:12 PM

you can also try rice instead of sand. i hate sand it too damb hard.

to get a Thai bag to around 150lbs it will take a ratio of 75/75lbs sand and cloth. if your going the flour route it the ratio will be higher for the flour as flour isn't as dense. you can pick up cloth from any fabric/textile distributor starting from $0.60/lb (thats Canadian) or you can hit up any textile place they will be willing to gather up there unused material and sell it to you for a bit cheaper.

hope this helps

kishiro 03-08-2007 11:16 PM

yes it will be a little soft, but you fill it as it settles. if you have a bag that is too hard you WILL start to hold back on your kicks, what is the use then????
kick a softer bag packing it and make it firm. use a rolling pin on your shins to make them tough. you are looking for the weight resistance in the back.

pauly_j 03-09-2007 08:26 AM

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Originally Posted by kishiro
use a rolling pin on your shins to make them tough.

huh? What do you do with a rolling pin?

iioannis 03-09-2007 08:51 AM

This is what I did to fill mine. I used a 4 inches wide pvc pipe and filled it with sand. I had someone hold it in place right down the middle and filled around it with pieces of cloth. You can buy cups to close the pvc pipe both ways so the sand doesn't go all over the place. They are pretty cheap.

Make sure you stuff the cloth around well. It's a very easy process if you have someone to help you hold the pipe in the middle. The result I got was great. Not too soft on the outside and quite heavy overall.

If you need any help let me know and I'll try to give you more information.

Haplo 913 03-09-2007 08:59 AM

Midgets work well. Make sure you stuff them in well though, I like GFG's advice for using a good solid broom stick.

kishiro 03-10-2007 03:53 AM

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Originally Posted by pauly_j
huh? What do you do with a rolling pin?

rolling pin is used to kill your nerves in your shins.
the bag is to get you used to kicking against resistance, for stronger kicks


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