*Combat Sports International Grappling Dummies- Harder Than Any Heavy Bag? Why?*

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  1. SonnyakaPig

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    I own a red Combat Sports International Grappling Dummy. I think it is a very dangerous piece of training equipment. It's so overfilled that it might as well be made out of wood or cement.

    Does anyone know if these dummies break in? What do you recommend doing to break them in? Sludge Hammers? jk But seriously, the chest of the dummy is so over-stuffed that you feel like you're mounted on a horse when you're in mount position. Combine that problem with the arms being pretty short, and it makes it very difficult to go for armbars from the top.

    I also own their Muay Thai grappling dummy and it is great. It's not filled as much and it seems like it's breaking in with out the use of a tractor rolling over it.

    Does anyone have any experience with these wooden-like grappling dummies?

    Edited: to avoid anything misleading

    Edited: again because... because I want some advice and I'm tired of hearing about the title of this thread. Man this thread fails. I take full responsibility.
     
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    The thread title made me think they were overstocked for some reason and severly slashing prices....
     
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    ^^^Title is edited.
     
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    title is still misleading
     
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    Sarcasm is sometimes difficult for some people to comprehend. But I highly doubt that you thought the CSI Grappling Dummies were actually made of wood.

    That said, do you have have anything productive to add to this thread? Perhaps any insight on the matter or did the title just completely throw you off, so much so that the OP itself was incomprehensible?
     
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    I actually thought "woah, wood?"

    *ahem* :redface:
     
  7. SonnyakaPig

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    Okay, the CSI grappling dummies are not made of wood, cement, or diamonds, but they might as well be. Does anyone have any experience with them?
     
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    Hit it. It'll break in. My gym has four of them and yes, they are hard, but they break in, just do some knees during ground and pound. The arms aren't that short that you can't armbar them though, come on. Its hard? So its more realistic, just use work on technique.

    These things are never going to become a pillow though, so get used to it being a little hard.
     
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    Thank you very much for the feedback. I know that the dummies aren't supposed to be like pillows but the muay thai dummy feels a little softer than the grappling dummy.

    I called into CSI and they said that because the muay thai dummy has no split on the leg, there is more of an even distribution with the filling compared to the grappling dummy that has two individual legs.

    In order for the weight to be similar in the two styles of dummies (the muay thai red dummy is 77 lbs and the red grappling dummy is 70 lbs) they had to stuff more filling into the chest cavity of the grapplind dummy because that dummy doesn't have has as volumous of a lower half as the muay thai dummy.

    But you gave me some hope, so thanks again.
     
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    My gym has a few of them and there is one (the blue size) that is really hard, but the other ones are fine. I guess some of them just get over-filled.
     

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