Is a Wavemaster XXL suitable for an apartment?

Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment Discussion' started by penguinsfan, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. penguinsfan

    penguinsfan White Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2006
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    0
    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.
     
  2. canadian mongoo

    canadian mongoo Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2008
    Messages:
    357
    Likes Received:
    0
    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 ....
     
  3. MonkeyNuts!

    MonkeyNuts! Rear Naked Poker

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2007
    Messages:
    2,708
    Likes Received:
    65
    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.
     
  4. penguinsfan

    penguinsfan White Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2006
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    0
    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.
     
  5. penguinsfan

    penguinsfan White Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2006
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    0
    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.
     
  6. Fozzy1

    Fozzy1 Guest

    Wavemasters should be avoided at all costs.

    ~Foz
     
  7. canadian mongoo

    canadian mongoo Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2008
    Messages:
    357
    Likes Received:
    0
    put a plant pot holder in the ceiling and use a bent hanger and a barbell weight or something heavy for the bottom cord
     
  8. redefined

    redefined White Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2008
    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Jersey City, NJ
    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.
     
  9. Art Vandelay

    Art Vandelay Latex Salesman

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2006
    Messages:
    4,179
    Likes Received:
    2
    If you were above me or next door I would murder you.
     
  10. penguinsfan

    penguinsfan White Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2006
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    0
    Why? I'm new to martial arts, so I would appreciate your insight.
     
  11. penguinsfan

    penguinsfan White Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2006
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    0
    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.
     
  12. penguinsfan

    penguinsfan White Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2006
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    0
    duplicate post
     
  13. JoelThomas

    JoelThomas Green Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2007
    Messages:
    1,037
    Likes Received:
    71
    Location:
    Sandbag Hell
    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...
     
  14. mrxpaull

    mrxpaull Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2008
    Messages:
    62
    Likes Received:
    0
    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?
     
  15. penguinsfan

    penguinsfan White Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2006
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    0
    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.
     
  16. Fozzy1

    Fozzy1 Guest

    they're just terribly bad pieces of equipment, and they break.

    ~Foz
     
  17. Solid38

    Solid38 Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Messages:
    1,674
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Planet Earth
    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!
     
  18. MMAftfw**

    MMAftfw** Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2007
    Messages:
    2,374
    Likes Received:
    4
    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.
     
  19. penguinsfan

    penguinsfan White Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2006
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    0
    Okay. I'm just surprised, because they seem to get pretty good reviews at sites I've looked at.
     
  20. Fishback

    Fishback White Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2008
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    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.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.