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  • Speedbag
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    Originally posted by BagBoy View Post
    Being well north of the border I only expect to get about 6-7 months a year of outdoor bagging weather.

    I've had this combo heavy bag - speed bag platform for awhile now and couldn't sell it, to anyone! So I cut off the heavy bag part of the unit and filled all the metal tubing full of sand (two sanbags worth) to help stabilize the stand alone unit. I have four of the everlast U-hooks so I'm using one of those, no way I'm letting a good ball hook risk any rust out there. And side hits on these platforms are not what they're designed for.

    Anyways it's a little unsightly with the bricks but they sure do help. Also attatched a pine round with a 4" hole in the center to recess the swivel making it faster to the prison issue platform that comes with the unit. That all make sense?

    Works really well for U bolt action style.

    PS: wife hasn't seen it yet

    On that U-Bolt, I would put a thin strip of tape around the bag loop to pull it tight onto the bar. pictured here....http://www.speedbagcentral.com/ssp/speedbag_swivels#C

    That way, if you want to hit from the side, OR if the swivel happens to rotate to put the "bar" into the punch, and not the "U", the bag won't slide down that bar.

    # Most of the time these U-Bolts are fine when your fist makes contact looking at the open "U", (The "U" Side..) and the force of the punch doesn't slide the bag down the bar, but when your fist makes contact from the "bar" side ( " | " ), the force will have that open bag loop slide down the bar....)

    The pictures on the link show some of that..Hope it helps.

    Last edited by Speedbag; 08-01-2019, 09:29 PM.

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  • Speedbag
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    Originally posted by rdshackleford View Post

    If only there was a good ball hook swivel made from stainless steel and polymers that could withstand an outdoor environment...

    -Rusty
    Yeah. If only....

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  • Mickey Dix
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    I am thinking about an outdoor setup any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks

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  • RosemaryPitre
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    Have the neighbors looked over your fence yet, pondering where that "commotion originate from"? be that as it may, at any rate wonderful occupation! DIY ventures are alway fun and fulfilling

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  • BagBoy
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    Originally posted by rdshackleford View Post
    I'm not trying to be a jerk about it, but I'm not quite ready to sell them yet. From the buyer's perspective, I need to complete some testing first. The selling side adds more complexity.

    -Rusty
    Hardly being a jerk. If it were my creation I'd want it be the best I could possibly make it.

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  • rdshackleford
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    I'm not trying to be a jerk about it, but I'm not quite ready to sell them yet. From the buyer's perspective, I need to complete some testing first. The selling side adds more complexity.

    -Rusty

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  • mirokiuru
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    Originally posted by rdshackleford View Post
    I’m not sure I like the name UFO swivel.
    I think the name could be Shackleford Swivels! Its pronounceable and have old school sounding name, and lets be honest, if you create new swivel it should be named by the creator Same whit the new animal species and new planets

    And! Im also curious where baggers can purchase your swivels

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  • BagBoy
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    Originally posted by rdshackleford View Post
    I’m not sure I like the name UFO swivel.
    Somebody else did refer to them as "Alien swivels" We have the Evil swivel, why not The Alien. And hey, starts with an 'A' first swivel found in the phone book

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  • rdshackleford
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    Originally posted by BagBoy View Post
    And when can we buy one of your UFO swivels?
    I’m not sure I like the name UFO swivel.

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  • BagBoy
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    Originally posted by rdshackleford View Post
    If only there was a good ball hook swivel made from stainless steel and polymers that could withstand an outdoor environment...

    -Rusty
    Haha! And thank God there is. But again, ball hooks don't work all that well on those platforms. Or at least that particular platform.

    EDIT: And when can we buy one of your UFO swivels?
    Last edited by BagBoy; 06-04-2018, 06:57 PM.

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  • BagBoy
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    Originally posted by Bag Man View Post
    For what it is worth: the old Everlast ball/hooks where two pieces. I was under the impression that the female part that attached to the board is zinc coated and as such would not rust. Mind you I have never tried it out myself, The male part which houses the ball/hook can be unscrewed and brought indoors when not in use.

    Bag Man
    I have my old everlast metal ball hook inside happy as a clam on a wall mount platform. Side hitting doesn't work so well with these stand alone platforms because of the left/right wobble. So a Uhook works best on that thing. I've got four hitting stations inside with different swivels on each. Gluttonous mancave stuff.

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  • Bag Man
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    Originally posted by BagBoy View Post
    Being well north of the border I only expect to get about 6-7 months a year of outdoor bagging weather.

    I've had this combo heavy bag - speed bag platform for awhile now and couldn't sell it, to anyone! So I cut off the heavy bag part of the unit and filled all the metal tubing full of sand (two sanbags worth) to help stabilize the stand alone unit. I have four of the everlast U-hooks so I'm using one of those, no way I'm letting a good ball hook risk any rust out there. And side hits on these platforms are not what they're designed for.

    Anyways it's a little unsightly with the bricks but they sure do help. Also attatched a pine round with a 4" hole in the center to recess the swivel making it faster to the prison issue platform that comes with the unit. That all make sense?

    Works really well for U bolt action style.

    PS: wife hasn't seen it yet
    For what it is worth: the old Everlast ball/hooks where two pieces. I was under the impression that the female part that attached to the board is zinc coated and as such would not rust. Mind you I have never tried it out myself, The male part which houses the ball/hook can be unscrewed and brought indoors when not in use.

    Bag Man

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  • rdshackleford
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    Originally posted by BagBoy View Post
    ...no way I'm letting a good ball hook risk any rust out there...
    If only there was a good ball hook swivel made from stainless steel and polymers that could withstand an outdoor environment...

    -Rusty

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  • m.breen
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    Looks nice. My outdoor setups are either granite or cement drums. I also use the everlast 4444 swivel on the one that is somewhat covered, and the other, which is fully exposed, has a everlast plastic ball and hook. I don't like to be inside for our short northern summers.

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  • BagBoy
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    Originally posted by mirokiuru View Post
    Have the neighbours peeked over your fence yet, wondering where that ”noise come from”? but anyways awesome job! DIY projects are alway fun and rewarding

    +is that everlast roo?
    Actually yeah, my back neighbors did look out their window when I first ripped into it. Bought my house 18 yrs ago so by now they already know I'm a little.... off

    The bag is just one of the regular everlast 6-9's. My cleto 5-8 works nicely on that platform.

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