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Old 09-03-2009, 08:25 AM   #1
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Everlast Nevertear Heavy Bag- 70 lb or 100 lb?

I'm planning on practicing muay thai and boxing and I'm wondering if it would be better to get the 100 lb or 70 lb version. I'm male, about 5'6", and 135 lbs. I've heard differing opinions on how heavy of a bag is good for muay thai. In this link, Product Spotlight: Everlast Nevatear Heavy Bag | Dan's Muay Thai MMA, the reviewer seemed to have no problem practicing muay thai on a 70 lb bag, however, a random user at another site said "You can certainly kick a 70 lb bag, but it's going to be swinging an awful lot. If you're torqueing your hip into your kicks (and you shoud be), 100 lbs is the LIGHTEST I'd go. I've used 150 lbs for Muay Thai."

What do you all think?

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Old 09-03-2009, 10:10 AM   #2
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I wouldn't recommend anything lighter than 100 lbs. escpecially if you're going to throw some kicks on it. I have a Fairtex bag (I think it's like 130 lbs.), a Balazs heavybag (150 lbs.) and an Everlast heavybag (150 lbs.). The only bag I don't think needs to be over 100 lbs. is a teardrop bag (used for clinching). I used to have a CSI teardrop bag and I think it was like 60 lbs. or so. If I kicked it and punched it there was alot of swing to it but if I actually used it for what it was made for (to do clinch work) it was fine until one of the nylon straps finally broke. So with all my rambling I'm saying order at least a 100 lb. bag or you're going to regret it.

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Old 09-03-2009, 10:11 AM   #3
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I'd recommend finding something that isn't Everlast, to be honest.

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Old 09-03-2009, 10:22 AM   #4
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I'd recommend finding something that isn't Everlast, to be honest.
Yeah, same here. I hate my way overpriced Everlast bag and never use it anymore. My favorite is my Balazs 150 lb. heavybag.

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Old 09-03-2009, 05:32 PM   #5
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I've got a 80lb bag and a 140lb bag, and when I hit the 80lb bag it swings and gets really annoying, I basically use it for ground and pound only now :|

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Old 09-04-2009, 01:58 AM   #6
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Okay, looks like I'll pass on the Everlast bag then. Glad I asked before jumping in and buying it. What do you all think of the Ko Fight Gear 100 lb muay thai bag then? Too light or should I go for the 130 lb version?

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Old 09-04-2009, 04:14 AM   #7
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Okay, looks like I'll pass on the Everlast bag then. Glad I asked before jumping in and buying it. What do you all think of the Ko Fight Gear 100 lb muay thai bag then? Too light or should I go for the 130 lb version?
Sounds like you are a pretty fast learner. You went from looking at the worst bags to looking at some of the best. The 6' 100lbs., or 6' 130lbs. KO Fightgear bag would be an excellent choice. If you can afford the 130lbs. bag, my suggestion would be to go for that.


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Old 09-04-2009, 09:28 AM   #8
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Sounds like you are a pretty fast learner. You went from looking at the worst bags to looking at some of the best. The 6' 100lbs., or 6' 130lbs. KO Fightgear bag would be an excellent choice. If you can afford the 130lbs. bag, my suggestion would be to go for that.

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Old 09-07-2009, 07:50 AM   #9
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I like my Everlast bag.

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Old 04-03-2012, 05:40 PM   #10
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We use 150 lb KO bags in my Muay Thai class and I've seen 125 lb girls kick those things around pretty good. I wish we had bigger 6' bags since I'm 6' 3" 230 lbs. If you're kicking properly it's not too hard to bend a 6' bag in half and it gets kind of annoying. I prefer the Windy 100 lb tear drop bag. I think it's a lot more practical for Muay Thai than the 6' straight heavy bag. If you're doing a lot of "real deal" MT heavy kicking and also want to practice knees, teeps and proper body shots, head strikes, etc, I think the ergonomics of the tear drop bag is much better. Even though it doesn't weigh as much, because it's wider and stalkier, you can kick/strike the hell out of it without a lot of swinging movement and it's easier to control. All bags use synthetic materials for the outer shell and a lot of the long heavybags use a rougher, more abrasive material that will tear up your knees if you're practicing knee work.. the shape doesn't help either. The Windy Tear Drop bag uses a smooth synthetic shell that isn't abrasive and has rim around the top that can be held to simulate a clinch hold. They're quite a bit more $ but you'll get much more practical use out of it. hopefully my 2 cents is worth a few bucks

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