The Everlast Professional Adjustable Speed Bag Platform is an excellent speed bag platform for your home.
It is sturdy thanks to the beefy steel construction and has a 30″ drum.
That big drum will work with all kinds of speed bag sizes – and the unit is height adjustable too – which is necessary to ensure the bag is at the right height.
For full details, check out our review from the YouTube channel:
What gear is on display? Here are the details.
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Everlast Professional Adjustable Speed Bag Platform – Overview
Everlast Professional Adjustable Speed Bag Platform — Specs
Here’s the relevant specifications for this platform.
|Drum Diameter||24″ (1 3/4″ thick) wood|
|Adjustable Height?||Yes, 12″ of adjustability|
Let’s take a closer look at the Arc swivel used in the video review.
These are small batch created by a speed bag enthusiast.
Why? Because it’s hard to find commercial “ball hook” swivels nowadays.
The key features of the ball hook swivel are a ball and a hook – and this combination lets you attach a bag – and strike the bag from any angle and still get a proper rebound.
When punching from the sides and angles other than the front/back a ball hook swivel makes for a much more consistent punching experience.
Being made mostly from plastic, this is also an exceptionally quiet swivel – there is no metal on metal contact.
This means you hear the bag beat rhythm rather than a clanking (or squeaking) metal swivel.
The other key feature of this swivel is the innovative tri-hook – it’s made from a flexible material and has a keeper metal ring – it’s very, very easy to quickly and easily change speed bags with this swivel.
(This matters if you punch a lot of different speed bags.)
Everlast Professional Adjustable Speed Bag Platform – – Professional Swivel
This unit comes with a swivel too – an Everlast Professional unit.
This is a beefy, tall U-bolt style swivel.
It’s great for punching from the front of the bag (or the back), but as with all u-bolt swivels, it’s not the best option for punching from the sides.
There’s a bit too much mass in it that has to rotate when you hit from the sides – and that can cause quite a bit of inconsistency.
The 2nd factor with this swivel – once you get the speed bag on it – it’s not coming off.
That’s good while we’re punching, but it also makes it challenging to swap speed bags – you’ll need a small set of pliers to work with that cotter pin – especially when your hands are sweaty.
Overall it’s a nice piece and gives you everything you need out of the box to get started (except for a speed bag).
You can always upgrade the swivel later if you need to.
Everlast Professional Adjustable Speed Bag Platform – In Summary
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