Post by italiantank on Sept 18, 2012 13:20:31 GMT -5
Pretty good deal. My Sensei in Florida has a couple and says they're real good. Sometimes they will have specials at Title. I know they were going for $150.00 at one point. They are now going for $69.99 Osu
Last Edit: Sept 18, 2012 13:35:25 GMT -5 by italiantank
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Post by powerof0ne on Sept 21, 2012 2:12:41 GMT -5
I have one of these in my back yard right now, use it from time to time in class. Only found one bad thing with it, with the quick release straps but with a simple "McGyver" of putting some nylon cloth through the snaps, and taping around it, this prevents it from happening . The quality overall, is good, especially for the price, can't be beat! Osu!
I have one too. The bottom buckle does come undone, but no big deal. The handles and shoulder straps support the weight. It is very good for high output intervals. It is the main pad I use for endurance when getting ready for a competition.
Post by powerof0ne on Sept 22, 2012 2:10:15 GMT -5
Some of us posted on this some time ago
I purchased one the summer before last, and it's holding up fine in my small class...like Yoshukai said, I use this for my fighters that have tournaments coming up.
I'll do circuits of Thai suitcase shields for gedan mawashi geri/mae geri/tiip/hiza geri drills...Round or 2 of Thai pads, and than a round or two of the Big mitt Go back to the suitcase, and start over Rinse, and repeat! Great for cardio, and to really show somebody how to react under pressure, to get the distance and timing down.
I use mine in every knockdown class either in movement training or just the all out attack "30 SECONDS!!!" type fight endurance type training. basically a great portable heavy bag....that also attacks you lol
Post by powerof0ne on Sept 22, 2012 18:46:07 GMT -5
I think you'll be pleased sotacram, it's probably the most reasonably priced of gear I have for my dojo. My Thai suitcases cost nearly as much...maybe more with shipping, I forgot, and are only good for a few things...but they are good and last years, I know, rambling again LOL.
Bottom line is, this "big mitt" is very good for what TMD described, a portable punching bag that comes at you, or runs from you Osu!
I have one and it is great for conditioning. I like other pads for working on combinations and techniques. But when you need to work on cardio or continuous attacks this is unbeatable. 3 mins on this is harder than any other workout for me. It also allows you partner to push you and force you to move because they dont have to worry about a errant strike clipping them.