Pad stand?

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  1. grrthetree Green Belt

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    I saw on TUF Wednesday that some guys on Forrest's team were using this wierd looking thing, it had 2 punching mitts on it in a 90 degree angle and they would hit it like a trainer was holding pads. Has anyone ever used this and if so how does it compare to a trainer with mitts, and where could you buy one?
     
  2. RandomXMAN Green Belt

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    http://www.centurymartialarts.com/Targets_and_Shields/Focusmaster.aspx

    It's a Focus Master. I guess it can be used as a fun tool, but it's not worth the price. A simple heavy bag is a highly more practical tool than this can ever be.

    NO - nothing can compare to a trainer and focus mitts.

    Basically this is an over priced near useless waste of time and money.

    If you feel like dropping a grand why not, it looks like it would be at least some fun, once again not recommended as a serious training apparatus.
     
  3. Dogmeat Blue Belt

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    Yeah, bit of a gimmick really.

    The whole point of padwork is that the trainer moves around and simulates an opponent as much as possible. All that frame does is give you a flimsy version of the bag that limits how many ways you can hit it.

    Having said that, I remember seeing boxer Chris Eubank working on some wall mounted contraption that had padding for straight shots, hooks and uppercuts that looked pretty sturdy
     
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    We have one at our gym and it realloy isn't too shabby if you are working by yourself.
     
  5. grrthetree Green Belt

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    Oh, well thats pretty lame, thanks for the info.
     

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