Rival heavy bags

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  1. KickassSeabass

    KickassSeabass Orange Belt

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    Hi fellow gear junkies,

    I know I ask a lot of question regarding Rival gear...they are at a driving distance and I dig the look of their gear ;)

    Has anyone tried their heavy bags over a period of time ? Do they set at the bottom or , like KOfightgears, never become rock hard at the bottom ?

    Thanks and happy new year to all of you.
     
  2. TheMMAchef

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    I didn't try one personally but my boy had a bag for a year or so that seemed to hold up well.

    Are you looking g for a bag that gets hard on bottom or would you rather have the ko style? I beleive rivals don't settle as much as say a everlasting.

    Personally I'd just get a KO but.rival makes good stuff, I have yet to hear or see a thread or topic that bushes them for poor quality.
     
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    Get an Outslayer!!!! No settling, 100% rag filled. Best bag I have ever owned. I'll recommend the KO also.
     
  4. KickassSeabass

    KickassSeabass Orange Belt

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    I already have an Outslayer thai bag but since I live in Canada, they ship only unfilled bag. I filled it with a mix of rags, clothes and cellulose insulation. It as a nice feel, but sadly the bottom portion as become rather hard. Not rock hard tho. I can still kick it.

    I was at the Rival store yestersay and there bags seemed pretty solid and they felt really nice. They have a new color patern ( orange and black ) and it looks pretty good. Sadly they are expensive.

    My question was mostly out of curiosity.

    Thanks guys for the answers.
     
  5. TheMMAchef

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    Personally I like the settling and stiffness for shin conditioning.

    We just got an outslayer at my gym glad to know they are quality.
     
  6. Tank_Kam

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    I havent tried their bags, but I will say Ive never had a bad product from Rival. So much better than Top 10 if we are talking canadian brands .
     
  7. KickassSeabass

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    I think its impossible to go thru an Outslayer bag. They are just so damn tuff and well built.

    I think the problem with mine was the cellulose insulation that settled. It was hard and kind of springy. So I emptied it this morning ( what a f...g mess !!!!) and re-stuffed it with rags only.

    Hope it will be better.

    Also, for all off those who want to fill their own heavy bag, dont use cellulose insulation. I read it was a good option but it is not lol. It gives a hard springy feeling to the bag. I was short on old clothes and buying a 25lbs bag of cellulose for 9 $ seemed to be a good option and a way to save time. Cut up clothes and rags and a broomstick will do the job perfectly. It takes about 1 hour to fill a thai bag BTW.
     
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  8. KickassSeabass

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    FYI, as per Rival customer service, their bag are not supposed to set at all. Was told that in 11 years of doing business, they never got bad feedback about their bags.
     

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