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Old 03-27-2007, 11:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Kickboxing Bag/Stand

Hi gang,

I'd like to get your opinion on what kind of kickboxing bag/stand to get for my striking workouts.

My home gym is in my basement and the ceiling is too low for a hanging style bag (and probably wouldn't support one anyway). I see a lot of freestanding bags on the market but the issue I have is height. I'm 6'6" tall and the freestanding ones I've found only go up to about 69" tall at the max height. I want to at least be able to throw kicks head-kicks. I don't want a super-wide base since I'll be practicing leg kicks as well, but I understand the physics involved and I'd rather sacrifice the base than pull my kicks down.

Thanks all!
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Old 04-25-2007, 03:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i have a wave master that has a higher built base instead of a wide one...it goes a bit taller than the wide base but still kinda low...its ok for me cuz i'm only 5'9" but ya bro i def cant help you out cuz i know that they don't go that high....you could buy a reagular heavy/muay thai bag and get a stand....the everlast ones cost about 150 so its not that bad
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Old 04-26-2007, 12:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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this...
Rafter Heavy Bag Hanger for $44.95

or this...
Deluxe Heavy-Duty Wallmount Hanger from Title Boxing

never tried this one....
Everlast Free Standing Heavybag Stand from Title Boxing

plus this....
Shock Spring Coil for $10.95

and this....
Fairtex - 6ft Muay Thai Banana Bag Filled
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Old 04-27-2007, 07:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Here's probably the most complete free-standing bag I've seen. It's not cheap, though. So keep that in mind. The coolest thing about it is that there is an optional leg-kick attachement (seen here) that would turn it into a full length Thai Bag. All in all you'd be coughing up around $370 plus shipping, so a hanging bag (although a ***** to deal with at first) may be a more cost effecient solution.
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Old 04-27-2007, 09:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Here's probably the most complete free-standing bag I've seen. It's not cheap, though. So keep that in mind. The coolest thing about it is that there is an optional leg-kick attachement (seen here) that would turn it into a full length Thai Bag. All in all you'd be coughing up around $370 plus shipping, so a hanging bag (although a ***** to deal with at first) may be a more cost effecient solution.
the standup bag my friend used to have on in his apartment, i did not like it because it would slide around on the hardwood floor. not til about 3 seconds ago did i ever think of trying to buy some puzzle mats to help keep it from sliding around. if i had thought of this 5 years ago i might have picked one up myself... the feel of these bags are alot diffrent from a normal heavy bag....
the best heavy bag i felt was a hanging water bag, it was the closest feel to hitting some one in the body.
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That's my biggest gripe with free standing bags. If you have a wood floor or tile floor, they're going to slide around a lot. If you put them on a floor mat with some solid rubber underneath it for grip, it reduces their movement by a lot. Puzzle or tatame mats would work just as well, but I got away with a straight workshop mat that I got from Costco for only $14. I would have to circle around to a different side to start pounding the bag back into center, which wasn't bad because it made me move (and practice footwork).
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Old 04-28-2007, 02:29 PM   #7 (permalink)
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That's my biggest gripe with free standing bags. If you have a wood floor or tile floor, they're going to slide around a lot. If you put them on a floor mat with some solid rubber underneath it for grip, it reduces their movement by a lot. Puzzle or tatame mats would work just as well, but I got away with a straight workshop mat that I got from Costco for only $14. I would have to circle around to a different side to start pounding the bag back into center, which wasn't bad because it made me move (and practice footwork).
i guess that circling the bag makes use, but i like the movment a hanging bag gives. i guess if you got a mat down and a spotter to hold you will be fine with a standing
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