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  • Showtime Johnny Pal

    Very cool vid.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBglUpRAqQA

  • #2
    That spinning elbow thing around the 5:00 minute mark was awesome, like a helicopter !!!

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    • #3
      I didn't realize he had history from as early as the 50s. Great skills and great performance. Now I understand why he follows and comments on YouTube baggin videos.

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      • #4
        He posts here on occasion too:
        http://www.speedbagforum.com/forums/member.php?u=383

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        • #5
          Man, ya gotta give it up for Showtime!
          Footage from 1960! I am impressed with all of his skills, but his spins are show stoppers!! And he is the only one I've seen that looks like he's smiling while baggin'!
          YEAH!
          BAG ON!

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          • #6
            He is almost always the first to comment on a baggers video, and he is always positive and encouraging. Great guy and very talent person in many ways. I hope to get to Hawaii one day and meet him.

            I'd love to have that freestanding frame he shows during the prison visit. Dual adjustable vertical mounts. Looks like a wall unit mounted on a triangular floor frame. the camera goes round and round the stand so it's hard to get a single fix on the construction, but it looks like a great stand.
            Last edited by Speedbag; 06-06-2009, 02:17 PM.
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            • #7
              It looks like the stuff that Permbilt in LA was building for a while. I've seen stands built like that that at shows and public demos of various LA based fighters around SoCal over the years.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Dutchman View Post
                It looks like the stuff that Permbilt in LA was building for a while. I've seen stands built like that that at shows and public demos of various LA based fighters around SoCal over the years.
                Never heard of them. What's the story on that? Got any links? That is one sweet stand.
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                • #9
                  Currently my research shows that Permabilt is no longer in business. A large portion of it's product line is now offered by a firm called Pro Boxing Equipment, with several outlets in the greater LA area. The bag stands they offer look much like what Balaz , Ringside and others offer. At this time I'm not sure if they do the custom work like Permabilt did.

                  Permabilt was held in high regard in the boxing and martial arts communities on the West Coast for years. I haven't yet come across any documentation why they folded. I actually talked to them back in the mid 1980's about building a stand alone speed bag stand for me. The gentleman that I talked to was very helpful, and gave me a quote. I don't recall what it was other than it was astronomical. He explained that they did the big rigs for training camps, and the shop that they used did excellent work, but they were not inxpensive.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Dutchman View Post
                    Currently my research shows that Permabilt is no longer in business. A large portion of it's product line is now offered by a firm called Pro Boxing Equipment, with several outlets in the greater LA area. The bag stands they offer look much like what Balaz , Ringside and others offer. At this time I'm not sure if they do the custom work like Permabilt did.

                    Permabilt was held in high regard in the boxing and martial arts communities on the West Coast for years. I haven't yet come across any documentation why they folded. I actually talked to them back in the mid 1980's about building a stand alone speed bag stand for me. The gentleman that I talked to was very helpful, and gave me a quote. I don't recall what it was other than it was astronomical. He explained that they did the big rigs for training camps, and the shop that they used did excellent work, but they were not inxpensive.
                    I made a lot of screen shots of his video, trying to catch the key construction and design of that unit. It's hard to nail down due to the constant camera movement, but I did get some decent views of the vertical poles attached to the A-Frame. The top bar is hard to figure, as is the actual floor pods. I see the two main floor attachment but not the third leg which must be behind the unit. Looks like a bag is heavy bag is on it also.

                    I can't find any web reference to that company, and I don't remember seeing any thing like that on ebay. I'd buy it if I had the chance.
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                    • #11
                      I don't know that they ever had standard models, my conversation with them pretty much indicated that their stands were custom jobs for trainers and gyms. Occasionally you will see Permabilt heavy bags or pads on eBay tho.

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                      • #12
                        It is GREAT to finally see footage of JOHNNY PAL!!!! Along with ALAN he is always one of the first to give words of encouragement to us up and comers and showed us he definitely knows what he's talkin bout! Hope ALAN KAHN and JOHNNY PAL do get together and tape it (better yet see it in person)! Probably would be one of the most EPIC punch drumming sessions EVER!!!!!

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                        • #13
                          That was simply AMAZING!!
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