I found a use for a standing xxl wavebag!

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  1. ssullivan80 see....what had happened was

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    About a year ago when I bought my house I purchased an xxl wavemaster standing punching bag, for fear of damaging my house (and my wife vehemently protested another bag in the garage).

    Either way, about 3-4 months later I finally got a MT hanging bag and an uppercut bag mounted in my garage. Since then the xxl has been reduced to a speaker stand and collects dust.

    We just recently listed our house for sale (2months ago) and the realtor asked that I take down the hanging bags, so I did. Back to the xxl for my at home bag workouts.

    I had noticed that in my sparring sessions (prior to training with the xxl) when I got my opponent backed up into the wall, corner, cage....etc. I would start to throw combos to keep him pinned but always ended up crowding myself and losing my power/range, usually finding myself in a clinch.

    Since I started using the ole xxl, with 300pds of water and sand in the base really doesnt move at all! (yeah I know some of you tough guys knock them over with your jab.....whatever). I also realized in my sparring that I got much better at keeping my opponent pinned when throwing combos. Also, it has helped me to develop a great high or low roundhouse kick when jumping out or moving backwards.

    The damn thing actually is good for something! Any other practical uses you have found from using this type of bag? Other than speaker stand or tackling dummy?
     
  2. millasur Blue Belt

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    Damn I was about to say it'd make a perfect tackling dummy but you did with the last words in your post! Could you not tie it down to stop it moving so much?
     
  3. ssullivan80 see....what had happened was

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    Thought never occured to me! Thanks for making me feel like a jack-ass! LOL. Back to the speaker stand for the xxl.
     
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  5. millasur Blue Belt

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    Lol sorry, wasn't trying to do dat lol. I've never had/used a wavemaster but I have used some standing bags, at local gyms they have them (like commerical gyms, where they have issues with hanging bags) if it's thick enough coudln't you just put it up against the wall and tie it so it wont move, then use it as a kind of combination/wall bag for jab cross hook combos?
     
  6. ssullivan80 see....what had happened was

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    Probably could..... then I would have no place to put my speakers! And it really serves better as a takcling dummy. Line it up in the backyard and Ray Lewis the damn thing. Great way to work out aggression. Not to mention it is cheap entertainment during a drunken BBQ. Since Midget tossing is frowned on!
     
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    Sometimes I drape dress shirts from it when I run out of hangers. Lol jk, I got one because my girlfriend bitched about how much space an actual heavy bag takes up. It worked pretty well for about six months until the plastic base cracked on top and rusty water leaked all over the carpet. If you get one make sure you fill it with weights, not water because water isn't heavy enough to keep it from scooting around the floor. Don't expect it to withstand daily abuse like a real heavy bag will.
     
  8. Tim Chan Amateur Fighter

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    mine served it's purpose for getting hit untill i broke the blastic thing connected to the base. it's basically good for power training and practicing hitting things that dont move much.

    nowadays the base is off and i use it for practicing throws in the corner. and i guess i can practice ground striking with it though i rarely do.
     
  9. Theodore Orange Belt

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    I find they are great for mindless cardio and practicing kicks. I like em for kicks because when I juuust get the technique right, I can knock it over. Otherwise it stands right back up... to mock you like one of those inflatable clown punching bags. haha
     
  10. millasur Blue Belt

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    For an ex rugby boy like myself I know there's nothing more satisfying than DESTROYING a big tackling bag... much as you say like a wavemaster xxl! The feeling of going THROUGH it is awesome...:icon_chee
     
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    I have an xxl myself, main problem is the base tends to slide. If you try to put it in the corner like I did, a few solid punches and kicks tend to ram it in to the wall knocking a hole in it. Another problem with it is if you don't put enough water in it it will get knocked over with a jab. You pretty much have to fill it to the top to prevent tipping, but the plastic material at the bottom is real slick so it will still slide if you're pretty wirey and like to move around alot. Other than that it si great if you can't hang a bag.
     

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