Century Heavy Bag / Speed Bag Stand
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- Extra large 3" tubular steel construction
- Weight pegs on each leg for stability
- Heavy bag tie down at base
- 8 easy adjustments and 2 locking pins for stability
- Can hold a heavy bag up to 100 lbs. And allows maximum swing
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You can also put a true double end light bag on this portion of the unit, which is a nice change of pace from the heavy bag. (The light double end bag is the small inflatable that has two bungees holding it at about chest level and reverberates like mad when you hit it.) It will occasionally smack the center support, which makes a lot of noise, but otherwise has no ill effects.
The speed bag platform is a bit flimsy, especially on the earlier versions of this model where the "drum" or rebound board is two pieces (the latest versions of this model use a single piece drum). If you become moderately proficient at the speed bag in any amount of time you'll outgrow this aspect of the unit. Part of the problem is that the single vertical pole to which the speedbag drum attaches will flex when you get the bag moving really fast, and that can throw off your timing. Use the smallest size speed bag possible to minimize this inertia. Lastly, the speed bag platform doesn't really adjust high enough for people over 6'2" in height, and if you're over 6'1" or so you're going to need to use a small or xtra small speed bag to have it hang at the correct height (i.e. belly of bag at mouth/chin level).
This stand is flawed. The heavy bag holder may barely work with a 40 pound heavy bag, but that's about it. Any strikes to a 70 pound bag and this stand will start walking around. Forget about kicks. It would run away and you would probably trip on the weight plate holders and cut your forehead. It would be embarrassing to tell people you were beat up by a heavy bag.
For additional stability, many people recommend cheap bags of sand or rocks available at the local home improvement store. I used three 50 pound bags by removing the weight plate holders and laying the bags over the legs. Definitely recommended and kicking is then possible. Hint on heavy bags: take it off and put it upside down for a few days. Occasionally hit the bottom to loosen the filler.
The speed bag platform is also a mess. Way too much sway and the swivel is a joke. Why did the chicken cross the road? To get away from the speed bag swivel. Alan Kahn (The Speed Bag Bible) recommends a simple ball swivel and I had an extra one. Much better but the sway still kills this. So I put two clamps to hold the speed bag arm to the heavy bag arm. The result is not as good as a wall mounted platform, but somewhat usable. Another option is to hang a Double End Bag or Headache Bag on this side of the stand. With the new swivel, it's easy for me to switch between a speed bag and a headache bag.
Look at one of the reviewers picture.... some foam there is a good idea and works great for me.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I got this for Christmas from my wife as part of a bundle that included a top-end heavy bag. With that in mind, it's a sufficient heavy bag stand. Read morePublished on June 30, 2011 by Steve E.
The Century "Heavy Bag / Speed Bag Stand" is a very good option for those not wanting to suspend a heavy bag from the rafters. Read morePublished on June 19, 2010 by C. Hill