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Old 09-16-2007, 06:00 AM   #1
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Question Filling the Heavy Bag

I am looking at buying a heavy bag from to mount @ home. The ones I have been looking at is shipped empty and requires filling.

Now I know you fill the bag with sand.... Anyone got some more specific advice - - eg. what type of sand? Surely I dont just dig up the back yard, or drive up to the building yard & say - fill her up
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Old 09-16-2007, 06:06 AM   #2
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I've seen this question asked before on here, and the first thing I wonder is...why don't you just buy the bag already filled?

If you want sand, go to the hardware store and buy however many sacks of builders sand (the most refined and cleanest sand) required to fill it.

But still I wonder, why not just buy it already filled

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Old 09-16-2007, 06:29 AM   #3
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just another ill informed eBay bargain it would seem...
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Old 09-16-2007, 08:08 AM   #4
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fill the bag with concrete
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Old 09-16-2007, 08:15 AM   #5
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I once filled my boxing bag with sand from the beach.
Worst idea to have.
It made the bag so hard and stiff, that it jarred your wrists once you punched it, so i filled it with clothes amongst the sand, and still didn't do any good, so in the end I just bought a 20 kg bag from paul's warehouse for like $50.


i got mine from jim bradley speed ball and its ****en gold

but yeah sand it hectic - it has no give whatsoever
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Old 09-16-2007, 09:53 AM   #6
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Cool - thanks for the advice - I get the message...
- Jim Bradley come take my cash
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Old 09-17-2007, 05:51 PM   #7
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Default Re: Filling the Heavy Bag

I used to work for Jim Bradley when I was a kid, actually filling punching bags. They use off-cuts from clothing production and press them with a hydraulic machine. Never use sand.
Bodyfirst Fitness make better bags than Jim Bradley and they're about 20% cheaper. I bought mine at Workout World.
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Old 09-17-2007, 05:56 PM   #8
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Mine is filled with old wetsuits and its still heavy and hard.
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Old 09-17-2007, 09:19 PM   #9
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Rebel Sport stocks Jim Bradley bags too
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Old 09-19-2007, 06:56 AM   #10
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I've seen bags filled with water.... I don't know if you have to have a special lining...they feel different to hit aswell
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Old 09-19-2007, 08:33 AM   #11
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I've seen bags filled with water.... I don't know if you have to have a special lining...they feel different to hit aswell
i heard that they are ok - a little easier on the wrists
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