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Is a Wavemaster XXL suitable for an apartment?

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I live in an apartment complex where the noise from neighbors really seems to come through. For example, if the guy above me plays his keyboards, I hear it loud throughout my apartment.

I would like to get a bag to practice my strikes and I clearly cannot hang a heavybag. What about a Wavemaster? Would it likely be disturbing to neighbors and, if so, do I have a right to use such a bag, providing I do it during reasonable hours? I live on the ground floor with carpet/pad over concrete, but will likely seek a 2nd floor apartment when I move in the winter.
 
god your neighbors will hate you .....try using a double end bag at home......you can not strike it hard but its great for accuracy ....
 
if you are on the ground floor, I think it's ok because the bag moving around won't piss off anyone living underneath you.

Depends on how long you plan on doing bagwork I guess, and if you do it before evening hours.
 
My apartment office just told me as long as I use it within reasonable hours, I have a right to do such an activity.

I suppose if I turned up my stereo a little loud or something to kind of deaden the sudden crashing noise, it might help a little bit.

I want to be a good neighbor, but at the same time I'm not going to miss working out if I have a neighbor that's being a total bitch about it.
 
god your neighbors will hate you .....try using a double end bag at home......you can not strike it hard but its great for accuracy ....

I actually got one as a Christmas gift and have it still in the bag. I don't know how I could anchor it very easily in my apartment, much like I don't have a beam to hang a heavybag.
 
put a plant pot holder in the ceiling and use a bent hanger and a barbell weight or something heavy for the bottom cord
 
You must have a beam in your ceiling. I think it's time for you to bust out your drill and find one (they're usually located about 16" away from one another). When you move just remove the hook & fill the hole in.
 
put a plant pot holder in the ceiling and use a bent hanger and a barbell weight or something heavy for the bottom cord

Interesting thought.

I realized I could anchor the bottom with a plate or dumbbell of some sorts, but my only concern would be smacking into it with my toes. :mad: I never thought about the plant hanger for the ceiling. Will have to visit Home Depot or Lowes after MMA class tomorrow morning.
 
Why? I'm new to martial arts, so I would appreciate your insight.

The padding has a terrible feel and is unreliable and you'll have to move the thing back to where it started after every round if you have any semblance of power. In the event that it decides to leak, well...
 
I used to have a wavemaster inside my house when I didn't have a backyard. It was downstairs and it shook the whole house and it echoed throughout all the rooms if you hit it with decent amount of power and combinations. I think it'll be better to just hang a heavy bag since it will make a lot less noise no?
 
I used to have a wavemaster inside my house when I didn't have a backyard. It was downstairs and it shook the whole house and it echoed throughout all the rooms if you hit it with decent amount of power and combinations. I think it'll be better to just hang a heavy bag since it will make a lot less noise no?

I'm sure if I cut away the right place in my ceiling I could find something strong enough to support a heavy bag, but I don't know where that would be and hate the thought of asking maintenance, as they would be reluctant to cooperate in telling me where I should hang it.
 
I have one and there is no way you can have one of those in your apartment!! if you hear music though your walls...the noise that you will make when using that will definately disturb your neighbors! And like Fozzy said... its a piece of CRAP!
 
We had an old one at a gym i went to a long time ago so i decided i would pull it out and strike it for a little while after our class. So after doing some extra jumping roping and shit i pull it out, put it off to the side to work some kicks. Every kick moved the damn thing a good like six inchs i went from the edge of the room to the middle. If i were you i wouldn't have to deal with that.
 
I have a wavemaster that I've been using for about 4 months. It works pretty decently so far but it does move around a lot and and it was loud as hell on my wood floor. I moved it to the basement and stuck it against the wall with something between the wall and the bag base and it doesn't move as much now. Also if you get one fill it with sand, it moves a lot more with water.
Depending on how big your place is check out the prices on heavy bag stands. Buy a stand, hang a bag on it and there you go. I wish I had bought a bag and stand and not a wavemaster.
 
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