Making my own punching bag

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  1. iohc86 Banned Banned

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    Bags are expensive as hell and the one I want(300 lb hanging heavy bag) costs several hundreds of dollars. Never mind the cost of shipping and handling a 300 lb object.

    I plan on making a bag that would surpass any commercial heavy bag out there. Im talking about 400 maybe 500 lb or more in weight. I plan on doing this by filling the bag with sand and maybe even some plates at the very bottom. Obviously no ordinary fabric would be able to contain such a heavy weight while absorbing repeated abuse. So I was wondering what kind of fabric I should use. I was thinking of using Kevlar the same material used in bullet proof vests. But im not too sure on the price. My second option is nylon which is another strong fabric.

    What else do I need for building a bag? I heard that commercial bags contain foam in them to help absorb the shock. Where I can I buy foam?
     
  2. Westie** Purple Belt

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    Sounds really cool. Hope you have a crane to swing it from.
     
  3. Tristan Riley Amateur Fighter

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    One, you're not going to able to make a better heavy bag than you can buy.

    Two, the amount of time and money you'll spend on making a high quality bag would exceed the price of a store bought bag.

    Knock yourself out though. Can't hurt to try. If I'm wrong I'll gladly eat crow.
     
  4. Ryukyu Damashi Ryukyu Damashi

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    lol, just buy the 7ft Fairtex bag. It is only $199 unfilled from CSI and weights 200+lbs filled.

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  5. N O G Green Belt

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    i belive fairtex has a really big bag about 400-500 pounds. we have some at are gym, they have a rod in the middle tho, so they arnt hanging.
     
  6. b0necrusher The crusher of bones.

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    Why don't you just wrap some foam around a tree? Cheaper, easier, and just as unlikely to move. :)
    I don't understand what the purpose of a 300+ pound bag would be.
    I used to train at a dojo that had a bag like that. Nobody used it.
    Our sensei was the only person I ever saw who could even move it with strikes, but then again he had FREAKISH power.
     
  7. John L Sullivan Blue Belt

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    Thank you. Somebody had to say it.
     

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