I purchased one of these combo stands a couple years back, and I was pretty dissapointed with it. Not only can you not circle the bag which is crucial to practicing your movement and footwork, but the speedbag platforms on MOST of these stands are NOT stable. (Meaning, they wobble a bit and offer TERRIBLE performance) When your hitting a speedbag, it needs to rebound against a solid anchored base, and these stands just dont provide that in my experience. Ill post some pics of what I did in the next day or two. Remeber, a little spackle and touch up isnt that bad or difficult to do. If you plan on being there a while, its well worth it to hang it up right.