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Old 11-27-2006, 09:39 PM
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Speed bags - size vs weight

I've recently acquired some different sizes of speed bag

From left to right:
Everlast 9x6 High Performance Speed Bag - $39.99
Title 8x5 Speed Bag - $29.99
Title 8x5 Classic Speed Bag - $19.99
Ringside 8x5 #RPSB (Size Extra Small) - $44.99
Top Contender 4x7 #CRPSB (Size Extra Small) - $19.99



The Everlast 9x6 is the heaviest, it's solidy constructed and feels like a ton of bricks compared to the other bags. Which got me to thinking, just how much of a weight difference is there amongst these bags? I appropriated the kitchen food scale and got to work ...

The Everlast weighs in at a mere 8 oz.



The Title 8x5 has a noticeably lighter feel, and the scale doesn't lie, 6 oz.:



The 8x5 Classic model is even lighter, despite being advertised as having approx the same dimensions as the yellow title bag - 5.2oz :



The Rinside 8x5 with it's elongated banana shape is a real lightweight at a tiny bit over 4 oz:



And finally, the top contender bag is also a lightweight, at a tiny bit over 4 oz.



I hope that helps put some perspective on just how much of a difference there can be between bags, even those of the same dimensions. The difference between some of these bags is a mere 1 ounce, but can easily be felt when hitting.

I don't have a lot of board time on most of these bags yet, so further analysis will come later.

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Old 11-27-2006, 10:41 PM
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I'll never forget how I felt when i first got my Title Classic 8x5 bag, I thought I had been ripped off with some toy because I had been using an Everlast 10x7, which is a real heavyweight compared to that thing. You really notice a difference when hitting it too, it demands a different style when hitting it!

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Old 11-28-2006, 01:08 AM
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Bag size and weight.

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I'll never forget how I felt when i first got my Ringside Classic 8x5 bag, I thought I had been ripped off with some toy because I had been using an Everlast 10x7, which is a real heavyweight compared to that thing. You really notice a difference when hitting it too, it demands a different style when hitting it!
Chris: are you sure it's the Ringside Classic 8x5, or do you mean the Title classic 8x5? When I got my first Title classic 8x5 I was reminded of the old "feather" punching routines from karate. Had to work with it for a week or so before I finally got comfortable with the lightness.
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Great Post, Tim. I have all those bags shown (...and a bunch of others: Tufwear, Champion, Hitman, etc...)
I have never weighed them myself, but your analysis is correct. Some bags feel like a heavy brick next to others. I am surprised the 8c5 Red banana Ringside is so light. That bag feels heavy to me. Maybe it is just the longer shape, but if feels like a brick with I'm punching it.

And I believe Chris is correct. Changing bags, say from a "heavy" 9x6 to a lighter one, or putting the tiny 6x4 on the hook - demands a different style of hitting. You will not have to pound so hard to keep it going fast. If you want a really brute cardio-workout, then the tiny light bag is not your best choice, for it takes a lighter punching motion.

Then again, it's a lot easier on your hands....
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Old 11-28-2006, 09:01 AM
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Chris: are you sure it's the Ringside Classic 8x5, or do you mean the Title classic 8x5? When I got my first Title classic 8x5 I was reminded of the old "feather" punching routines from karate. Had to work with it for a week or so before I finally got comfortable with the lightness.
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Great Post, Tim. I have all those bags shown (...and a bunch of others: Tufwear, Champion, Hitman, etc...)
I have never weighed them myself, but your analysis is correct. Some bags feel like a heavy brick next to others. I am surprised the 8c5 Red banana Ringside is so light. That bag feels heavy to me. Maybe it is just the longer shape, but if feels like a brick with I'm punching it.

And I believe Chris is correct. Changing bags, say from a "heavy" 9x6 to a lighter one, or putting the tiny 6x4 on the hook - demands a different style of hitting. You will not have to pound so hard to keep it going fast. If you want a really brute cardio-workout, then the tiny light bag is not your best choice, for it takes a lighter punching motion.

Then again, it's a lot easier on your hands....
You are right, it is the Title Classic.
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Old 11-28-2006, 10:04 AM
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Just for reference, I weighed one of my Everlast 4205's, tips the scale at 14 ounces.
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Old 11-28-2006, 10:07 AM
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I should weigh my Title 10x14 just for grins! That thing is a monster but I love it!
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Old 11-28-2006, 01:52 PM
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The 4205's seem to vary in size slightly depending upon whe they were made. Average appears to be 14x12. Yeah they're big..............
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Old 11-28-2006, 02:54 PM
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Just curious. Why is it on the title site http://store.titleboxing.com/titlespeedbags1.html it shows the red title bag being 9x6 and the yellow being 8x5? They might have changed the colors or they at one point gave an option of color.
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Old 11-28-2006, 05:08 PM
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Perhaps you are confusing the Standard Red 6 x 9
http://store.titleboxing.com/titlespeedbags1.html

with the Title Classic which comes in 2 sizes, 5 x 8 and 6 x 9
http://store.titleboxing.com/classic-speed-bags.html

Kind of a pain to keep 'em all straight...
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