Century Bob XL (With 8173 Base)

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by Ariel Date Added: Saturday 14 August, 2010

PROS: good size, adjustable height, good base, very good for kicking,looks funny.CONS: too soft, you have to be very close from it in order to feel that youre punching it hard,and filling it with water doesnt make it all that stable, im a 5,11" guy, 198 pounds and when i punch it on the torso i see mi hand going in about 3 inches, and thats because i have the base full of water instead of sand, the nose of the bob is a little too hard to punch it without gloves for more than 10 minutes and whenever a trow a power hook to the head the head of the bob bends almost on a 45 degree angle, so it offers little resistance to power punches.Overall a very good product for kicking and acurate punching, but as other reviewer said, it is no substitute for a heavy bag.

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars! [4 of 5 Stars!]
by JCruse Date Added: Tuesday 03 August, 2010

The xl BOB arrived with no damage and no delay in delivery. It truly is everything as advertised. The best thing I like is that my wife is 5'7" and I'm 6'4" and we can both adjust it to our height for workouts. No problems yet... thanks and enjoy.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
by D. Lampe "Lampe" (Richmond, VA) Date Added: Monday 02 August, 2010

This is my third punching bag and by far the best. I competed in thai boxing matches for 7 years and now moved to a university with no gym and no sparring partners available. So the next best thing is Bob in my opinion. A hanging heavy bag might be better for power, however for most people living in an apartment or renting this is not realistic. Bob does hold up fairly well to power strikes and kicks to the lower region. A FEW TIPS THOUGH: Fill the base with pebble stones instead of sand or water and under the stand put a rubber bathtub mat or gym mat. Also I added a blanket under the stand to avoid noise complaints when the stand comes up and slams on the floor with power punches. I love hitting this bag and the sculpted face and body are a lot more fun for precision practice then a bag. Really good product and I would recommend this to anyone who would like to exercise and practice at home.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Gal Bar-or "Avid Sci-Fi Fan" Date Added: Thursday 27 May, 2010

This thing is more fun than should legally be possible! solid, real looking and to some degree feeling, and great exercise.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Rocannon MacGregor "zenfire" Date Added: Sunday 16 May, 2010

I already had several heavy bags so I didn't need another one. THe BOB (Body Oppenent Bag) is great for practicing a wide variety of combative moves. Forearm strikes, groin strikes/kicks, eye gouging/raking, palm heel strikes to the nose or chin, palm strikes to ears, strikes to throat, hooks and upper cuts, chokes, and a lot more. I also practice with my fighting sticks on BOB. Or course you can do most of these strikes, kicks, and punches on a heavy bag too. But the BOB gives you a chance to see if your moves are accurate. Plus you can make BOB shorter or taller. I found that filling BOB's base with sand was the best for the way we use him. Water filled base did not give us the stability we wanted. It seems to me that these new BOBs are a bit more sturdy than the original versions. I wouldn't use a BOB to replace my heavy bags...BUT it is a great additon.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
by T. Shi Date Added: Saturday 15 May, 2010

If you are looking for a good punching bag this is not it. However, if you are looking for something to practice your grab, strikes this is perfect. It rock back and forth as you hit it. Although is 270pounds, it will move!

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars! [4 of 5 Stars!]
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