Century The Original Wavemaster Freestanding Training Bag
Century The Original Wavemaster Freestanding Training Bag
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Provides Optimal Resistance and Rapid Rebound
Fill Base with Sand or Water
Round Base for Easy Roll Away
7 Height Adjustments from 47" to 68" in 3" Increments
Weighs Approximately 250 lbs when filled
Practice Kicks and Punches on the #1 Free Standing Training Bag
|Package Length:||48.0 inches|
|Package Width:||24.5 inches|
|Package Height:||24.5 inches|
|Package Weight:||27.0 pounds|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 110 reviews|
|Average Customer Review: ( 110 customer reviews )
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210 of 216 found the following review helpful:
Understand What the Bag is For Before Buying It Oct 12, 2008
By Ron Cole
The "original" Wavemaster free-standing training bag is an older design, but it is still one of the top models available. The large base allows the bag to be hit with significant force without tipping, and the long center pole provides a target area up to a rough height of five and a half feet. The unpadded plastic base is resistant to damage, but can still be broken if accidentally kicked with too much force - an important aspect to realize, since this "no-kick" area is the first foot and a half of the device. The bag can be pushed/rolled into a corner when not in use, but be aware that it is somewhat difficult to move when completely filled. And, while this bag is especially good at absorbing the force of non-linear strikes (round kicks, hook kicks, hook punches), linear strikes that go UPWARD (non-thrusting front kick, grazing uppercuts) will tend to rip the padding from the glue/center that holds it in place, breaking the bag. Still, this is definitely one of the best models to get for the price (at the time of this writing, ranging between $100 and $135 depending on sales and shipping), and I highly recommend it.
But, is a free-standing bag for you? This type of bag IS NOT for everyone in every instance. A free standing bag...
- is NOT SILENT. If you live in an apartment building or have people living below you, THEY WILL HEAR/FEEL you striking this bag (just like a more traditional punching bag).
- is NOT IMMOVABLE. All bags move when struck - hanging bags, however, eventually swing back into position. The "give" this movement provides is a good thing, as anyone that has ever kicked a telephone pole or punched a brick wall can tell you. The bag provides significant resistance to strikes, but it can be knocked over or slid if struck with too much force or improper technique. Try working both sides of the bag during a workout in order to keep it in the same general place.
Make sure to keep these aspects in mind when considering your purchase.
Note: A "waterbed fill & drain kit" is an excellent purchase to go with this bag, as it allows the Wavemaster to be easily drained and filled (along with a hose) as needed. Most people will not be able to lift the Wavemaster when it is completely filled with water, so having a way to drain it (especially if you intend to move in the next year or so) is a must.
208 of 214 found the following review helpful:
Very durable! Dec 15, 2006
By Jonathan Escalante
I have owned this item for about 5 years and it is still going strong. I use it for about 20-45 mins/ day about 4-5 times per week.
Bare knuckle or with gloves. I primarily do boxing workouts but it has seen its fair share of kicks, knees and elbows and never seen a tear or a worn spot.
The padding is about 4" thick and beneath is a solid plastic ring that alows you to adjust the height. This is also what keeps it from getting worn spots like a regular punching bag.
I used to work out at a friends house who had a 40lb everlast hanging bag and after a few months we tore it and had to hold it together with duct tape, which made us all sticky after every workout.
You can fill the base with water or sand, i have never filled it up all the way, but its pretty stable. If you cant use a hose and have it inside i made a funnel by cutting the bottom off of a 2 liter coke bottle and running back and forth to the bath tub with milk jugs.
Great product for anyone not wanting to drill holes in their ceiling to hang a regular punching bag.
101 of 103 found the following review helpful:
Ok for the price Dec 03, 2007
By Big M A
I just got my bag and was really excited about it but then I started punching it.
--It is very easily stored as it is not too large when all the way down to the bottom setting.
--The bag itself seems to be pretty durable and can take some punishment.
--I am 6'3 and need the bag to be at the highest adjustment for a good straight punch. When it is at that adjustment, the bag is very wobbly and makes a lot of noise when it is punched. I had to use duct tape to tape the bag to the base for less movement. This makes it tough to adjust the height to be lower for kicks.
--It makes a lot of noise when it scoots across the concrete floor of my garage during a workout. I havent tried sand in the base only water and that may be my next option to remedy this problem.
IN SUMMARY: If I had to do it again, I would probably opt for the larger wavemaster XXL. I will make do with what I have for now, but if you are a larger framed person, go for the larger bag, not the cheaper one.
58 of 59 found the following review helpful:
Good Training Bag - Recommended Jul 28, 2010
By C. F. Hill
Watch Video Here: http://www.amazon.com/review/R1FJPA4OSC7ZG7 The Century Wavemaster Freestanding Training Bag is a decent bag for martial arts workouts. Our TeaKwonDo studio has about eight of these and we liked using them in our workouts. We were lucky enough to get ours locally and find it a very useful training aid. Here are my observations:
While I really can't speak to the packaging or shipping of these, the setup really couldn't be easier. This unit consists of the hollow base and the striking padding. The Base can be filled with water (which we use), sand, or a combination of both. When filled with water it is weighs over 200lbs and can moved around by tilting it on an angle and rolling it. The pad is inserted over the base shaft and can be adjusted by twisting and positioning it near the correct height and locking it in place (see video).
The assembled and filled unit is fairly sturdy, but it does tend to move and slide around when it is hit with force (see video). We usually use ours in the yard or on mats in our garage so the movement isn't really a problem for us, but this would make a racket on a house or apartment floor.
The large base is not a target area and needs to be avoided when kicking. The base also rocks upwards and it would be possible to get toes caught under it on the bounce, so some caution needs to be used if advancing on the unit.
The striking padding is thick enough to absorb the hardest blows, but the covering can be a little rough on the knuckles if gloves aren't worn for protection. The covering has held up well, both on ours and on the ones we use in class.
This is a very good alternative to a heavy bag and really helps to develop better striking power.
Recommended, with the above caveats.
24 of 24 found the following review helpful:
Great bag. Lasts forever. Feb 21, 2009
I've had my Wavemaster for 12 years. I am a lifelong martial artist and former boxer, so this thing has seen some beatings! After thousands of hours of striking, it still looks brand new. I fill mine with water, and use a small square of foam matting underneath it to dampen noise & reduce slide. While it doesn't give the same impact resistance as a heavy bag, it's MUCH move durable, portable, and easier on your joints. I would still recommend hand wraps and bag gloves, however. Nothing sets back your training faster than a wrist/hand sprain. Great bag though. I'm going to have to put it in my will, cause this thing's going to outlive me.
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