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  1. beefo

    beefo White Belt

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    Anyone ever get rid of a hard spot on a heavy bag?? I have a 6 month old 150lbs heavy bag and it has a spot that is hard as a rock. I took a bat to it for about 400 hits but wont go away. Anyone have any suggestions or solutions? thanks..
     
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    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I have one of those too, but I like it. I make a point to punch there as much as possible.
     
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    sir037 Forever Noob

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    You could try taking it down and flipping it over to shake up the contents. Otherwise you can take the contents out and restuff it. I personally like the hard parts on my bag.
     
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    You have to take the suffing out. When you re stuff it put in a 1/3 of the struff then a piece of foam another 1/3 more foam then the rest of the stuffing. The foam will keep it from packing and forming hard spots.

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  5. beefo

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    Thanks for the tips guys, but I would not rather take it apart. This spot seems harder than usual. I hit it with an aluminum bat and it sounds like I am hitting a fence post. It hurts to hit that spot all the way thru my pads.
     
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    Rubberfist Banned Banned

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    My advice: don't be a pussy.

    Bravado aside...wrap your hands properly, use heavy duty training gloves designed for intense/heavy workouts (minimum 12 ounce), and embrace those so-called hard spots. Hammer away at them dilligently and after some time, you'll be amazed at what happens.

    I started with a 75lb bag, and then bought a 200lb monster. For the first two weeks, my hands hurt and I dreaded hitting that 200lb bag - I couldn't move it, and it seemed to have all the cushioning qualities of a concrete wall. Everything ached, from my fists, to my wrists, to my forearms, to my shoulders, to my lats. Once, I broke a knuckled, and another time I rolled my wrist badly. I gave myself just enough time to recover and went back at it.

    Just a few days ago, almost five months since buying that 200lb bag, I rehung the 75lb bag and went at it for a bit: I was completely suprised by the increase in sheer punching power that I have gained in 5 months, by hammering that 200lb bag.

    Stick with it.
     
  7. I have a cornerman and it supposedly can't hold a bag heavier than 100 lbs, has anyone had experience putting heavier bags on a cornerman?
     
  8. Adino

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    I dont think 6 months is a really long time so I would think it might still soften up in the next few months.
     
  9. Ayin

    Ayin Black Belt

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    alot of times bags have Sand Bags in them for weight, and these are not always on the bottome or middle, but can be all over. If your bag has a zipper on top, just open it up and put your hand in, as long as you don't take too much out, they are not that hard to re-stuff, but check to make sure the zipper is fully functional before opening it.
     
  10. anvar

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    don't buy a bag from the sporting good store, i've never had hardspots with ringside/fairtex/title bags!
     
  11. Resident A-hole

    Resident A-hole Orange Belt

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    I had a similar problem w/ my bag when I got it. I took it down, laid it on the floor & pounded it out with a bat. That worked for me. It may work better for you if you lay it down first before pounding w/ a bat.
     
  12. NewSkewl

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    I'd restuff it. It's a bitch though.
     
  13. beefo

    beefo White Belt

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    It is an everlast 150lb bag. I am not a wimp and I have been MMA training for years but this spot is hard as a rock. I have it standing on the top to shake it up. Once in a while I will kick it or hit it as it it leaned against the wall. See if that works...
     
  14. anvar

    anvar Guest

    I had the same problem with all everlast bags...i got a ringside bag...hit many fairtex/title bags and i never felt a hardspot.
     
  15. Eric O

    Eric O Amateur Fighter

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    Yup, everyone that is saying punch it out is crazy. There's a thai bag at my school that fucked up like 8 ppl because they keep kicking the hard spot. I'm gunna have to maneuver the sand bag to the bottom myself.
     
  16. Eric O

    Eric O Amateur Fighter

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    All everlast bags are like that. I have one that's 30 years old and I had to take it apart.

    It was like concrete (I'm not exagerating).
     

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