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  • Dutchman
    Speed Bag Historian
    • Jun 2006
    • 1903

    Change of Scenery

    Through a combinations of events I find myself no longer living on the West Coast. I am now in the Keystone State in the area of my birth. For the first time in nearly twenty five years we are living in a house, courtesy of my son who we share it with. To top it off it looks like I'm going to have a dedicated space for my speed bag set up, although it's probably still going to be the Ringside first generation free standing one.
  • dad
    Speed Bag Guru
    • Dec 2018
    • 475

    #2
    Enjoy

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    • Tim
      Administrator and Founder of SpeedBagForum.com


      • Jan 2006
      • 3427

      #3
      That's great news!

      (I'm from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area - grew up in Nuangola, PA)

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      • Biff
        Speed Bag Wizard

        • Feb 2008
        • 1190

        #4
        Dutchman, I’m from NE PA, a few miles NE of Scranton. Are you anywhere nearby? It would be an honor meeting up with you.

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        • Dutchman
          Speed Bag Historian
          • Jun 2006
          • 1903

          #5
          Back in Western PA, where my wife and I grew up.

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          • Dutchman
            Speed Bag Historian
            • Jun 2006
            • 1903

            #6
            First step in getting set up again. Have assembled the stand, and just bought three fifty pound bags of sand to fill the rocks to stabilize it. Have a lot of other things that are higher on the priority list but getting there slowly buy surely.

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            • spdyTommyT
              Member

              • Apr 2010
              • 262

              #7
              Originally posted by Biff View Post
              Dutchman, I’m from NE PA, a few miles NE of Scranton. Are you anywhere nearby? It would be an honor meeting up with you.
              I’m always down to put my speed bag rig up, anywhere
              The Speed Ball should be in every hall

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              • Dutchman
                Speed Bag Historian
                • Jun 2006
                • 1903

                #8
                The rocks are filled and the placed on the stand sills. It's as secure as this slightly modified Ringside stand has ever been. Tried several bags from the collection on it, currently the Title "big blue" is up there. Just need to teach my adult son that you don't have to hit these as hard the Century hydrostrike bag he left in San Diego (he had taken taekwondo in high school.)

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                • spdyTommyT
                  Member

                  • Apr 2010
                  • 262

                  #9
                  Originally posted by Dutchman View Post
                  The rocks are filled and the placed on the stand sills. It's as secure as this slightly modified Ringside stand has ever been. Tried several bags from the collection on it, currently the Title "big blue" is up there. Just need to teach my adult son that you don't have to hit these as hard the Century hydrostrike bag he left in San Diego (he had taken taekwondo in high school.)
                  Will we see some action soon?!?
                  The Speed Ball should be in every hall

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                  • Dutchman
                    Speed Bag Historian
                    • Jun 2006
                    • 1903

                    #10
                    Maybe, maybe not. My skill level is not what it used to be. It's heck getting old. and I just came out of about a seven month layoff. No excuses, just stating facts.I will be the last person to tell anyone how to hit the bag other than the basics. All of you that I have watched here over time are light years beyond what I could ever do.

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                    • spdyTommyT
                      Member

                      • Apr 2010
                      • 262

                      #11
                      Originally posted by Dutchman View Post
                      Maybe, maybe not. My skill level is not what it used to be. It's heck getting old. and I just came out of about a seven month layoff. No excuses, just stating facts.I will be the last person to tell anyone how to hit the bag other than the basics. All of you that I have watched here over time are light years beyond what I could ever do.
                      Im sure you’d want to meet us in person then, leave our egos in the car. You run what ya brung. I’d be thrilled to meet and snatch some of the knowledge you’ve shared. So kindly of you sir, if you and Biff agree come see SpeedyT. Wyoming Valley is where I Be.
                      The Speed Ball should be in every hall

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                      • spdyTommyT
                        Member

                        • Apr 2010
                        • 262

                        #12
                        Originally posted by Dutchman View Post
                        Maybe, maybe not. My skill level is not what it used to be. It's heck getting old. and I just came out of about a seven month layoff. No excuses, just stating facts.I will be the last person to tell anyone how to hit the bag other than the basics. All of you that I have watched here over time are light years beyond what I could ever do.
                        The Scenery of NEPA!, is amazing! I always climb back up
                        The Speed Ball should be in every hall

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                        • Dutchman
                          Speed Bag Historian
                          • Jun 2006
                          • 1903

                          #13
                          Originally posted by spdyTommyT View Post

                          The Scenery of NEPA!, is amazing! I always climb back up
                          Oh I know, I have family that lives up there.....

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                          • spdyTommyT
                            Member

                            • Apr 2010
                            • 262

                            #14
                            Originally posted by Dutchman View Post

                            Oh I know, I have family that lives up there.....
                            Well my friend, a few of us that didn’t get a good chance to hang at the gathering were planning an outdoor hang and bang. I have the portable with three vertical platforms. Working on three more tradition setups to add at different heights. I don’t know how big I go before my trailer is maxed out but that’s about we need if I can complete. Need many materials and I’m not in sprinkler fitting anymore so the pipe and fittings I use are not free to me anymore. That won’t stop me though. My thoughts are a state park with plenty of other activities, like an old family reunion!!!! I’ll be there by myself if I have too but I cannot stand facing a wall anymore or be stuck in a drab gym. Thank You
                            The Speed Ball should be in every hall

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                            • Biff
                              Speed Bag Wizard

                              • Feb 2008
                              • 1190

                              #15
                              Originally posted by spdyTommyT View Post

                              Im sure you’d want to meet us in person then, leave our egos in the car. You run what ya brung. I’d be thrilled to meet and snatch some of the knowledge you’ve shared. So kindly of you sir, if you and Biff agree come see SpeedyT. Wyoming Valley is where I Be.
                              TT, when did you move north? I do remember meeting up with you, I believe in the Hazelton area, quite a few years ago for some “pickup truck” baggin.

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