Century Bob XL (With 8173 Base)

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by maria Date Added: Sunday 25 December, 2011

The base part of the item is missing:( I need my order fixed ASAP!I purchased for my husband for Xmas and when he opened the box only the top part was in the box and not the base. Very embarressing. Please do something abou it!

Rating: 1 of 5 Stars! [1 of 5 Stars!]
by Tom Date Added: Wednesday 02 November, 2011

Purchased Bob about a year ago after tearing up my former training partner, slam man. Bob loves nothing more than a good ole beating, I tell people he feels neglected if you don't at least unleash a combo or two on him before you pass by. In all seriousness though, I couldn't be more happy with this purchase. So far, so good as far as durability. While my slam man ripped and tore over time, Bob has help up quite nicely. Some scuffs sure, but nothing major. I've had some sort of punching bag around since I was a kid, but nothing compares to Bob for my usage, its just more fun striking something that resembles a person. It's great to practice your striking and work in some cardio or just unleash a little frustration from time to time.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Ironhouse Date Added: Wednesday 19 October, 2011

Lets get this out of the way, Bob is an extension of the action figures I had as a kid. I didn't realize it at first, but after using the Bob a few times I was amazed at how much more I enjoyed hitting him than a traditional punching bag (which I've had for years and barely used). I'm not a pro fighter, and don't ever plan on being in a fight, I'm an MMA fan, and more than that, a guy that likes to work out, and more than that, a guy that loved his action figures. For whatever subconscious reason I love working out with Bob, and beating the hell out of him, and I'm pretty sure it has something to do with him being a giant version of a G.I.Joe. Now to the Review.The Good:Realistic feel and appearance enhances the overall experience and helps with target striking. Also motivates use.Works great for MMA (punches, kicks, elbows, knees, etc) and straight Boxing, as well as ground n' pound.Adjustable height is nice (roughly 5-6.5 ft range). It helps you practice against a variety of opponent sizes. I went short to practice kicks until my flexibility improves, I went tall to practice punching a tall person (much harder than you would imagine).Easy to clean, marks from gloves, dirt, and blood wipe right off.Fits well in a small space.The Bad:Originally had the base filled with water. When striking it the water takes motion and Bob jumped around too much. I was throwing mostly light speedy strikes and the base still jumped an inch or two every few hits. When I went with power strikes I literally moved him 10 feet over 15 minutes of striking. Eventually I filled Bob with Silica Sand and saw a major improvement. He barely jumps around (although he does still a bit, but in a good realistic way as the manufacturer intended) and I'm able to throw much harder strikes. To fill the base with sand I recommend a funnel (the opening is about 2in around). When filled with Sand the base is extremely heavy so I recommend a dolly to move him. I was able to tip and roll him a short distance (a couple feet), but for longer moves a dolly would be ideal.Recommend putting him on a bad or rug so if he does bounce a bit it doesn't make noise or damage the floor.Overall I couldn't be happier. The product is motivating and works great. The only recommendation I have is re-shaping the base to reduce potential bouncing.

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars! [4 of 5 Stars!]
by Ozzie1010 Date Added: Tuesday 04 October, 2011

This is a great product offered as at a fantastic price in excellent condition. The item was worth every penny and was in the exact condition as stated in the description.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
by BGO Date Added: Saturday 24 September, 2011

Shipping on BOB was right on time , Everything described in the product was true, Very satisfied , When I set up BOB, in my opinion I would fill with water than sand unless you don't plan moving it far (Of course unless you use a dolly). Another review on here suggested wearing gloves, Very good advice . A very good product overall !

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
by SR Date Added: Friday 23 September, 2011

This thing is great. I work out and practice boxing and Martial Arts. It's good to help apply certain techniques and realistic strikes

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
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