Speed Bag Purchase
Great Website. I’m looking forward to getting your book. I have a question. I want to purchase mulberry purse a speed bag from Ringside or Title and I’m not sure of the size I need or which bags are of adequate quality. I trained in a boxing gym for
3 4 years and I can handle the speed bag very well. However I do not remember which size or brand they used in the gym. Can you suggest a size for someone with experience and a brand or two that are of good quality. I would love to save a few bucks. Are any of the lower end lines (Title Classic or Ringside Contender)a good buy. Thanks for helping me get back on track. MarkHi Mark,
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speed bag problems
This sounds like you are describing a free standing floor bag stand that has a single vertical pole up the middle with a speed bag rebound board attached. There are several models of these available and it is my experience that NONE of them are stable enough to allow a decent speed bag workout. Even without seeing your unit, I doubt that this problem is related to the speed bag bladder. The problem is, that board is most like a thin, 24 inch presswood particle board with no stabilization weight or straps attached to hold it steady and offer resistance to the pounding of the bag mulberry purse on it. The board probably gives tremendously as the bag hits, killing the rebound. Co mulberry purse uple that with the single vertical pole and the unit probably sways and twists at the pole as you punch, further killing the rebound.
The only help I can offer is to try and put about 25 30 pounds of resistance over the top of the board ( be sure th mulberry purse is does not “tip” the unit). Many people use bags of sand or concrete mix over the top to cover the board. This will help stabilize the board but probably not stop the vertical pole from swaying and twisting. The is no simple fix for that. I would also suggest getting a smaller bag, such as an 8×5 or 7×4. These take more speed bag skill to control, and if they are a bit too fast for you I suggest you take a bit of air out of them to make it a bit “flat”. It won’t rebound as well but it will slow it down a bit if it’s hard to keep up. Also, don’t punch hard, which will add more vibration to the board and pole, slowing it down more than speeding it up.
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speed bag platforms
I bought a cheap everlast 24 inch drum platform that was about half of an inch thick (with two posts drilled into the wood studs). As suggested on your website, i added a three quarter inch piece of plywood. this reduced the vibrations but it is still pretty loud throughout the house. can i build my own drum by gluing together two pieces of 3/4 inch plywood shaped as a drum, and then replace the original that came with my set. Any shape will work as long as the holes line up with the horizontal pieces that attach to the board. The cheaper boards seem to give off a higher more a mulberry purse nnoying pitched sound. If you are going to change your board, I would mulberry purse go with a heavier wood such as maple or Oak. You can take your presswood board off, and get someone to hold up th new board and you align the holes from the top, OR by yourself, you can assemble the hanging hardware OFF the wall, and don’t attach the board (presswood). then set the
hanging hardward over the new board and a mulberry purse lign your holes. (If it is not round, or a little larger than 24 inches, make sure there will be enough clearance on the wall side.)
Another idea I have seen is to b mulberry purse uffer the sound by adding some type of absorption material, like carpet, over the board. Kind of like sound insulation. One of my more creative speed bag friends who lived in an apartment did this by glueing a tightly woven smooth carpet over his board and drilling the swivel holes through. The bag was slowed down a bit by the softer carpet surface but the sound was lowered. Especially with a smaller bag. He also buffered the echoing of the sound off the wall by hanging the carpet material on the wall on either side of his vertical wall mounts. The sound of the rebound echo’s off the walls, and by “sound proofing” the wall, it also lowered the sound (at least enough to not bother the neighbors).
I’m not sure if this will help you, but if carpeting the board works, the reduction in bag speed will be worth the price of being able to use it. Remember, it’s really a “control” bag, more than a “speed” bag. You can still get a great workout on a slightly slower bag.