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Old 11-24-2007, 02:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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beginner question on heavy bags....

I am looking in to adding a heavy bag and have a question to pose to the more experienced here.

Which would be better; an angle bag or a straight heavy bag?

Now I am weighting in at 230 lbs. and the angle bag only comes in at 60 lbs. Where the typical straight heavy bag varies. I like the idea of having one bag in my garage that I can work a variety of punches, with the weight being lighter this will also help with movement.

Please give me your input on this as I would like to make the right decision the first time.
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Old 11-24-2007, 11:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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at 230 pounds you should be using a 100 pound heavy bag if youre trying to keep your power but you can use anything really in mexico alot of kids would ounch phone books tapped together when they had no bag
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Old 11-25-2007, 01:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Thanks Mike, I was not sure with the 60 lbs. angle bag. You have me leaning to the 100+ lbs heavy bag.
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Old 11-25-2007, 12:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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At your weight I'd also recommend a traditional heavy bag weighing at least 100 lbs.
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Old 11-25-2007, 11:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
 
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Captain,

Thanks for your input. Both Mike and you have given me some insight as to what is best for me.

Now as for product, I know, I know quality. But with a family and all practical is the best for me. I went and purchased a Everlast 100 lbs at Academy Sports (70.00). I feel that is best for me right now, as I will be using it for a cardio/conditioning type workout.

I go to a cardio based boxing session twice a week and this will give me that extra in between classes and also strengthen by punch. Maybe my kid will knock it around a few times.....we can only hope.

Thanks.
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Sounds like a good deal to me. Any everlast bag at 100lbs for 70 bucks is a pretty good deal, even if it is their lower end line. Good luck with the new gear, and the classes!
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Thanks, Captain.
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Old 11-28-2007, 01:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Sure thing pal.

Let me know if you need any more assistance.
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Old 11-28-2007, 10:15 PM   #9 (permalink)
 
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This will be the first place I will go. Again Thanks.
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Old 12-01-2007, 05:07 PM   #10 (permalink)
 
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Do not let your kid hit a traditional bag - it can lead to joint damage he can never recover from. Even with 16 0z gloves use a hydrocore bag

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