vinyl vs canvas

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  1. desertbake

    desertbake Orange Belt

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    I'm ordering a new heavy bag online later and am deciding whether I want vinyl or canvas. I've always used vinyl in the past and have had no complaints so is there any reason to switch?
     
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    SSF SSFgear.com

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    Canvas will last longer but it rough on bare knuckles. Shop around an you can find leather pertty cheap.

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    The boxing club at my school has both, and they seem to be about even in preformance. I wouldn't really hit either bareknuckle, so that is not really all that important. I would just go with what is cheaper, although leather is probably best.
     
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    I wouldn't either but I see people doing it all the time.

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  5. desertbake

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    I've got bag gloves so no barenuckle training

    So then is the consensus that canvas will be more durable (I'm on a pretty serious budget)
     
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    SSF SSFgear.com

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    I would go with the canvas, the prices are pretty close.

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    If it's significantly cheaper, do the canvas. Allthough I prefer leather, the vinyl is a good option too. Plus canvas doesn't give you that satisfying WHAP sound.
    I have leather and vinyl bags hanging, but use a canvas for floor bag drills.
     

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