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Gaston
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Filling a heavy punching bag...clothes?
Bought my crumb snatcher a punching bag and stand...and the bag comes unfilled. Says it’s a 70 lb bag, but obviously it won’t be when it gets here. I’ve watched videos and they say a mixture of sand in a pipe or in little bags and clothes jammed down in there with a bat...but they never weigh anything. Is 70lbs just a dimension when it comes to bags?

I have some old t shirts, but I don’t think 50 lbs worth. Wish there was sone high density foam I could jam down in there. IDK.

Anyone filled a bag recently? Probably should have just bought one filled already. The site I was on only had unfilled for shipment though.


Splackavellie
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re: Filling a heavy punching bag...clothes?
Cement


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JackieTreehorn
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re: Filling a heavy punching bag...clothes?
Mother in law will do the trick.


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TheAlmightySmash
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re: Filling a heavy punching bag...clothes?
I'd probably buy 70 lbs of sand and call it a day


Theboot32
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re: Filling a heavy punching bag...clothes?
I don't think that would fill it up, would probably just fill the bottom foot or 2


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LZ83
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re: Filling a heavy punching bag...clothes?
Fill it with 2 or 3 pit bulls


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ccomeaux
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re: Filling a heavy punching bag...clothes?
Go to goodwill and buy old bedding , blankets, towels
Should have got the one that was filled


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LarryDavid
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re: Filling a heavy punching bag...clothes?
When I was young, I used old rugs and coats, worked pretty good. Used my dad's army duffel bag as the heavy bag and hung it from the garage. Good times.


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re: Filling a heavy punching bag...clothes?
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Filling a heavy punching bag...



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El Magnifico
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re: Filling a heavy punching bag...clothes?
Who the frick buys an empty heavy bag? Even if you saved a little cash on it, it's not worth the hassle of filling it yourself.


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re: Filling a heavy punching bag...clothes?

Put a couple of fillers in. Space filler. Beach ball or some such. Pack around them heavily until you think it can reduce the swing from hits.


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WhiskeyThrottle
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re: Filling a heavy punching bag...clothes?
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I'd probably buy 70 lbs of sand and call it a day


They sell sand in 40 pound bags usually. . . The volume that sand takes up is actually kinda small.

Shoulda just bought him a couple of bags of sand and put it in a trash bag hanging from a chain.

Or you could try to cram 140 pounds of sand in that 70 pound bag.


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terd ferguson
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re: Filling a heavy punching bag...clothes?
Get a piece of PVC pipe, glue a cap on 1 end, fill with sand, cap the other end. Put that in the center for additional weight and stuff old clothes around the pipe for padding/weight.

You'll have to play around with the weight of the pipe and sand vs the weight of the clothes to figure out how heavy you want the bag to be.

ETA - or if you want something easier to judge get some bags and fill them with 10, 15, 20 lbs of sand and duct tape the shite out of them. Layer clothes and weighted bags to get to your desired weight. Something like five 10lb bags and 20lbs of clothing stuffed in the bag would give you 70lbs. I'm not sure how much the clothing weighs.
This post was edited on 12/7 at 9:23 am


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Rep520
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re: Filling a heavy punching bag...clothes?
Emulate Rocky and go with raw meat.


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LCA131
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re: Filling a heavy punching bag...clothes?
Can't you fill it with all the various sports travel uniforms he has?


smoked hog
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re: Filling a heavy punching bag...clothes?
Goodwill bulk bedding, towels maybe a few pillows. Make sure you keep sand away from edges. One good punch on packed sand can make you start pulling punches.


Areddishfish
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re: Filling a heavy punching bag...clothes?
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Bought my crumb snatcher a punching bag and stand...and the bag comes unfilled


Lol why would you buy it unfilled?


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OysterPoBoy
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re: Filling a heavy punching bag...clothes?
You'll want to go with raw denim for the best results.


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OysterPoBoy
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re: Filling a heavy punching bag...clothes?
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One good punch on packed sand can make you start pulling punches.


Fun fact, that's where the term "sand bagging" comes from.


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The Mick
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re: Filling a heavy punching bag...clothes?
Water or Sand


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