I just signed up for Muay Tai. I'm pumped. Don't plan on competing but just overall to be in better shape, more disciplined and to help me with other sports. I've learned some basics, but while not at class (twice a week), I want to get better at home. I live in a townhome so a hanging a standard heavy bag isn't ideal, but I will find a way if I really have to. I purchased this about a month ago but can still return in. http://www.amazon.com/Everlast-Omniflex-Standing-Heavy-Black/dp/B008RI1B14 - It was cheap, and a easy alternative. I can adjust the height and I guess at the time I thought it was nice for stamina and dodging it on the way back. The more I read, the more people seem to think these aren't a good idea. I could get a Muay Tai bag but I'll have to pay a bit more. I'm sure this has been asked 100's of times on here but from people with experience, is getting a Muay Tai bag THAT much better for training? I'd like to hear your comments. Thanks again fellow fighters!