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Old 06-16-2009, 05:00 PM
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Hey guys, new to this form... I currently own a everlast 100 pound bag thats like a brick wall on one side. I'm looking for a new bag that can double as a kicking bag also. Has anyone used this bag?

http://www.everlast.com/everlast-angle-bag.html

Or do you guys recommend a hydrostrike or hydrocore bag? Thanks!
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:25 PM
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I have a powair water bag and it is much easier on the hands than a sand-filled bag. However, some sand filled bags are "soft filled". Ringside sells these types of bags. Anyway, the everlast hydrostrike bag would be a good choice. Although I have never kicked my powair water bag, my guess is that it can probably take it. And it would be easier on the feet than the angle bag.
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Old 06-17-2009, 07:08 PM
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Hey guys, new to this form... I currently own a everlast 100 pound bag thats like a brick wall on one side. I'm looking for a new bag that can double as a kicking bag also. Has anyone used this bag?

http://www.everlast.com/everlast-angle-bag.html

Or do you guys recommend a hydrostrike or hydrocore bag? Thanks!
I punched on one of those everlast angle bags at Ruffo's gym. It was very good, not brick hard at all. Definitely a bag you could use for an extended amount of time. There is a HUGE difference between the Everlast stuff you get online vs the stuff they sell in retail outlets such as Sports Authority, etc.

I also like water bags. The appeal of the angle bag is the ability to do upper cuts as well as other punches. Not sure I've seen any angle bags that are water filled...

So the key factor here is , do you want to be able to throw proper uppercuts or not?
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Old 06-17-2009, 11:02 PM
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There is a HUGE difference between the Everlast stuff you get online vs the stuff they sell in retail outlets such as Sports Authority, etc.

I also like water bags. The appeal of the angle bag is the ability to do upper cuts as well as other punches. Not sure I've seen any angle bags that are water filled...

So the key factor here is , do you want to be able to throw proper uppercuts or not?
What did you mean exactly by theres a difference between online and Sports Authority? Quality is better online or the other way around?

Well I was looking at the angle bag because it is ideal for kicks since most kicks are not horizontal but more of an upward angle so that bag has the angle to match your kicks. My fears were that after soem time it would just turn to a brick...
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What did you mean exactly by theres a difference between online and Sports Authority? Quality is better online or the other way around?

Well I was looking at the angle bag because it is ideal for kicks since most kicks are not horizontal but more of an upward angle so that bag has the angle to match your kicks. My fears were that after soem time it would just turn to a brick...
i dont know much about the angle bag but with regards to over time it will turn to a brick...heavy bags tend to settle to the bottom which wud make it harder near the bottom not the angled part where you till be hitting.
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You might be interested in this: http://www.ringside.com/prodinfo.asp?number=WTRFT

It's a water bag so it will not ever turn to brick hard. It is pricey, though, and at 200 lbs you might have problems finding a place to hang it. It's not the end of the world if you cannot throw uppercuts as effectively on this bag as on the angle bag.

But if it were me, yes go with the hydrostrike bag. Water bags, I think, provide a much more awesome punching experience than traditional filled bags. Make sure you get the foam/water hydrostrike as opposed to the water only hydrostrike.

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Do you guys know if the hydrostrike bag would freeze, would it rip the bladder? I would have to keep it in a garage with no heat year around...
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It would probably be ok if you didn't fill the bladder to the max, although I am not really sure. I can tell you this - I left my powair water bag in the garage all winter long in single digit temperatures and the water did not freeze. Maybe the foam around the bladder protects the water from freezing.
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It would probably be ok if you didn't fill the bladder to the max, although I am not really sure. I can tell you this - I left my powair water bag in the garage all winter long in single digit temperatures and the water did not freeze. Maybe the foam around the bladder protects the water from freezing.
awesome! i was sure it wud freeze...good to know
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Old 06-28-2009, 11:53 PM
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My Everlast hydrostrike bag came the other day in the mail. My old heavy bag was a 100 lb everlast. I noticed right off the bat that the new 100 lb bag was a lot shorter than my old one. The new water bag has an awesome feel. Kicks and punches feel great. No hard spot! Just make sure you leave some space in the bladder for expansion when you strike the bag. I left like half a gallon of space and then pressed the bag down and capped it. :P
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