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  • #16
    I came across this 3 layer one that is similar in width to my butcher block in thickness. I couldn't find the 5 layer one anywhere poking around. But the 3 foot wide room of that platform you made is glorious! My tiny 24 inch platform I always feel like I'm going to punch the wall bracket... Some day if I get good at this speed bag thing I might have to try and do something custom.

    https://speedbagforum.com/forums/fil...fetch?id=93924

    Originally posted by ventanakaz View Post

    Yeah it on here somewhere, it's a 3 foot Octagon shape, I plan on building a 4 or 5 foot Octagon shaped platform for the my old school Ball-rope swivels, I think I have a video of that too somewhere on here.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Ginger View Post
      I came across this 3 layer one that is similar in width to my butcher block in thickness. I couldn't find the 5 layer one anywhere poking around. But the 3 foot wide room of that platform you made is glorious! My tiny 24 inch platform I always feel like I'm going to punch the wall bracket... Some day if I get good at this speed bag thing I might have to try and do something custom.

      https://speedbagforum.com/forums/fil...fetch?id=93924

      The benefits of having a big board is having the capability to hit the big vintage bags of old that the old timers used to hit on back in the day, You get to hit on any size bag and you get the benefits of the feel of how each bag has its own characteristics, You also get to build your strength with the bigger bags, At first you might get frustrated because some of the bigger bags are slower than others but you need to give it time, Once your power has built up from punching the big bags, you will enjoy it more, The small light bags have their limits, So you can think of it this way, If you can get the big bags to move fast than what can you do with the smaller bags, Also if you find a big bag that isn't to heavy and has soft leather, I will guarantee you will pick up new hitting combinations easier, Than go down to a medium size bag, than the small bags.

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      • #18
        Agree 100% I think using the bigger heavier bags for stamina and strength would likely help with improving endurance bagging on the smaller bags. But I'm big on the fitness as well as fun aspect and well rounded practice would use the tiny bags to max out speed and accuracy but would use larger bags to improve strength and endurance. I also agree that to learn new combinations it does make sense to use the bigger bags to slow things down and create bigger targets.

        I have a 5x7 and 6x9 currently. In the mail I have a 5x8, 7x10 and 8x11 coming. My platform might be too small for anything above a 8x11. Will have to wait and see and try it out. I can kind of approach it from different angles to avoid hitting the wall but bagging from all directions (bible style) is difficult with a small 24 inch platform close to the wall with a large bag.

        Originally posted by ventanakaz View Post

        The benefits of having a big board is having the capability to hit the big vintage bags of old that the old timers used to hit on back in the day, You get to hit on any size bag and you get the benefits of the feel of how each bag has its own characteristics, You also get to build your strength with the bigger bags, At first you might get frustrated because some of the bigger bags are slower than others but you need to give it time, Once your power has built up from punching the big bags, you will enjoy it more, The small light bags have their limits, So you can think of it this way, If you can get the big bags to move fast than what can you do with the smaller bags, Also if you find a big bag that isn't to heavy and has soft leather, I will guarantee you will pick up new hitting combinations easier, Than go down to a medium size bag, than the small bags.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by ventanakaz View Post
          So this is my opinion, I would never use a drill to install any swivel on a wood platform, That's just lame. Hand tool is all you need, That being said you can strip out the wood even with a hand screw driver
          With washer and back nuts it's best of work done

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Ginger View Post
            Agree 100% I think using the bigger heavier bags for stamina and strength would likely help with improving endurance bagging on the smaller bags. But I'm big on the fitness as well as fun aspect and well rounded practice would use the tiny bags to max out speed and accuracy but would use larger bags to improve strength and endurance. I also agree that to learn new combinations it does make sense to use the bigger bags to slow things down and create bigger targets.

            I have a 5x7 and 6x9 currently. In the mail I have a 5x8, 7x10 and 8x11 coming. My platform might be too small for anything above a 8x11. Will have to wait and see and try it out. I can kind of approach it from different angles to avoid hitting the wall but bagging from all directions (bible style) is difficult with a small 24 inch platform close to the wall with a large bag.


            I choose the big bags always

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            • #21
              Just wanted to update on this thread. Thrasher uses a much stronger resin now and does not have the issues made on that old video I posted above. After using the firstlaw swivel for a while now I can say there are big time speed issues on the smaller bags. The title lighting bag I have that is a 4x7 moves way too slow on it. Can't keep the bag fast with it. I'll have to get an evo once my skill progress to using the smaller bags.

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