Hanging a heavy bag on your wall takes commitment and strength. This is why so many boxing enthusiasts are looking for a speed bag stand that will allow them to hang a heavy bag with ease, while adding stability to their home gym. This type of stand allows the user to hang heavier bags without worrying about the strength of the hold. Here, I'll tell you what to look for when choosing a speed bag stand and how to select one for your home gym.
First, remember to always buy a quality speed bag stand that's at least six feet tall. It doesn't have to be the largest, but it should be big enough to support the heaviest bag you plan on putting on it. If you are going to be storing multiple heavy bags, you might want a stand that offers more than one tie-down strap. This will allow you to hang several heavy bags without worrying about them all crashing into each other. Speed bags are notorious for "hitting" walls or other cabinets when hung from the ceiling. A good quality standing heavy bag stand can minimize this risk significantly.
Second, don't discount the manufacturer warranty that comes with your new speed bag stand. While most quality manufacturers offer standard warranties on their products, there are some quality brand names that offer long warranties on their steel construction equipment. Look for a manufacturer that offers at least a year warranty on the frame (which is the part that actually holds the bag), a year warranty on the motor and a lifetime warranty on the hardware. The warranty is important because it affords you peace of mind that the equipment will last. The longer the warranty on the product, the more likely it is to last.
One feature that stands out when purchasing a speed bag stand is how well it supports any heavy load. Some stands do not have very many strong points, and can be easily knocked over if you happen to put a very heavy load on it. This is not good for backpacking or for anyone who relies on the equipment to keep them safe. The stand should be equipped to withstand any weight up to or including 100 pounds. Look for at least three weight plate pegs to support the entire stand and be sure that those plates are made of steel that are durable and will not dent.
The second feature to look for when purchasing a speed bag stand is how well it holds up. Some brands only offer a basic design, which makes them easy to damage and break. Look for an Everlast brand that offers at least two, possibly three weight plate supports to ensure that the stand will support the load that you decide to put on it. The Everlast name has been synonymous with quality and this will always be the case with their outdoor gear.
The third notable feature to look for is how much room is left in the base of the stand for transporting items. Many speed bags are very big, but some are very small. If you need to carry a lot of heavy items, you will want plenty of space. The size of the base will also determine the amount of headroom you have on the speed bag platform. Stand bases with a large amount of headroom will be able to hold more heavy bags than stand bases that are very small.
The fourth and final feature to look for is how well the frame holds up. Many stands use aluminum frames, but there are also many that use steel frames. The type of material the stand is made of will affect the durability of the stand as well as how long it can support a weight. Aluminum frames will last longer than steel ones, but they are less durable and do not stand up as well to being supported by a strong anchor. The Everlast brand uses an alloy that makes them more durable than traditional steel, making them suitable for support any heavy bag up to 600 pounds.
Speed bag stands are great for people who need to carry a large amount of heavy items, but don't want to have to do so in a precarious fashion. These stands can be adjusted in height to hold several different sized bags, and come in a variety of sizes from six feet tall to seven feet tall. As long as you choose one with plenty of support, you should be safe with your purchase.