Hi, 1st post, in before "stfu n00b", etc. I did use the search function. I found something a little related (was a grappling dummy) but wanted clarification just to ensure that the same thing applies. Anyway... I just bought a new Title Boxing 100lb classic banana bag. I wanted something tall so I can practice low kicks, and I'm getting limber enough to do some fairly decent high kicks, so I outgrew the boxing heavy bag I have. Long story short, I mounted the new bag and started wailing away with strikes and elbows. However, when I switched to kicks, it was like kicking a freakin' tree. I tried to suck it up and just keep going, but holy shit that hurt so bad I had to stop. Turns out I bruised the crap out of the top of my feet. The questions I have are: - Is this thing going to break in and get softer? (hoping for this being correct) - If that's the way it's supposed to be, is that because it's supposed to condition your feet? - If it's supposed to condition your feet, typically (because I'm sure everyone is different) what' the average until your feet toughen up to the point that it doesn't feel like you're kicking the brick wall out back?