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Heavy Bag Preference and Tips?

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I was originally going to post this is in the Gear Questions sub-forum, but figured it might be better here since Monks are the people who would primarily hit something.  I'm in the process of trying to find a decent used heavy bag for my basement gym, and I'm curious on a couple things.

 

First, what sort of weight do you guys prefer?  I'm seeing anywhere from 40lb to 100lb bags.  

 

Second, is there anything to be careful of?  I know previously I had one (like 10 years ago, was one of my roommates) where the sand or whatever was in the bag seemed to get really hard near the bottom, so I was wondering if there was something I needed to take better care of it or that I should check for before buying one.  

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On 2/13/2017 at 2:11 PM, Rooks said:

I was originally going to post this is in the Gear Questions sub-forum, but figured it might be better here since Monks are the people who would primarily hit something.  I'm in the process of trying to find a decent used heavy bag for my basement gym, and I'm curious on a couple things.

 

First, what sort of weight do you guys prefer?  I'm seeing anywhere from 40lb to 100lb bags.  

 

Second, is there anything to be careful of?  I know previously I had one (like 10 years ago, was one of my roommates) where the sand or whatever was in the bag seemed to get really hard near the bottom, so I was wondering if there was something I needed to take better care of it or that I should check for before buying one.  

 

I like the 100-pound bag. It's pretty well-rounded, and you can really go to town on it without it flying all over the place.

 

You could probably call a nearby Title Boxing Club to ask if they sell any of their used bags. We usually replace bags once they start tearing, and our club sells them for something like $100 bucks. Duct tape usually takes care of the wear problem.

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On 2/13/2017 at 1:11 PM, Rooks said:

I know previously I had one (like 10 years ago, was one of my roommates) where the sand or whatever was in the bag seemed to get really hard near the bottom, so I was wondering if there was something I needed to take better care of it or that I should check for before buying one.  

 

Sometimes this is just gravity causing the contents to settle. Taking the bag down and rolling it about to un-settle it can fix it.

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I use an Everlast Nevatear 80# bag at home. It has the bottom loop so I can tether it to reduce swing. It's not a pro/commercial grade bag, but it gets the job done for @otterbyte and myself to do kickboxing workouts at home. I picked it up at Dick's Sporting Goods for < $100.

 

Years ago I had a canvas Century 40# bag and that was way too light for full power kicks, etc. It would swing all over the place. 

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