Swivel Needed For Heavy Bag Setup?

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  1. moonlightdrive2 White Belt

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    Hey guys, I have a 110 pound heavy bag with chain and no swivel (bag hangs from the ceiling in my basement). Is a swivel really needed? What's the difference if you don't use one? Also, I have a heavy duty spring - should I use that also? Thanks!!
     
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    Most chains would have a swivel. I'd recommend a chain w/swivel. Also - most of your commercial gyms will use a spring as it can add to the life of the bag.

    What bag did you wind up going with?
     
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    Thanks for the info. The questioning about the swivel is for my existing/older bag, which is a Powair water bag. As for the bannana bag, I decided to go with the Windy since this is the only one that I saw and used in person and know it is excellent from first hand experience. Though I could swear the bag is like 8 feet long!! It's listed as 6 feet, but the one at my gym stretched a lot! It's on the way to me now and I should be getiing it in a few days.
     
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    IMHO you don't need a swivel for any heavy bags. I don't like the feeling of hitting one that does. Hooks that come up a bit short give it too much spin for my taste. I just use a lag bolt Eye hook with a heavy duty replacement link for height adjustment.
     
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    I like having a swivel on all my bags so when you hit them the chains/nylon straps don't twist up. I think it's just alot smoother to hit a bag with a spring and swivel.
     
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    Hey guys bumping an old thread. Does this look like a good chain and swivel to you?

     
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    A spring is a must imo. The swing spring should be strong enough.
     
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    Nice. Yeah boxing companies want 12-15 bucks for a "boxing spring" that should be a dollar
     
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