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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Century Fitness Heavy Bag / Speed Bag Stand. Get the most out of your equipment... this Heavy Bag / Speed Bag Stand gives you a well-rounded workout all in one place: Extra-large 3" tubular steel construction; Weight pegs on each leg for stability; Heavy bag tie down at base; Features a 2' wooden platform and quality steel swivel ball bearing; Handle on adjustable speed bag platform for 8 easy height adjustments and 2 locking pins for stability; 7'1" tall overall; Can hold a heavy bag up to 100 lbs. and allows maximum swing; Easy to assemble; Heavy bag, speed bag and weights not included. Order yours today! Century Fitness Heavy Bag / Speed Bag Stand
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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.
+ Good Size Hanger; tall enough for long bags
+ Adjustable Speed Bag Platform; easy to find a good setting for us, ranging from 5'6" to 5'11" tall
+ Sturdy Stand; solid and well designed (but see "Cons", below)
+ Easy to Assemble; took two of less than a half hour
- Needs Extra Weight; taking the advice of other reviewers, we have 150 lbs of playground sand (in the bags) holding this in place
* Since we do not use the speed bag much, there isn't a lot that I can say about it other than it seems to be "good enough".
This stand more than meets my expectations in design and durability.
As for the speed bag platform... it is a complete wreck. You can't build up any speed at all because the drum (big round wood piece) is super flimsy attached to the bar. I literally can't get more then 1 hit off because the speed just dies.
If you don't care about the speed bag, then if you get a deal it's worth it. If you care about the speed bag, keep looking.