One of the most interesting and unique bags available is the Century BOB. Unlike other normal looking circular freestanding punching bags, the Century BOB is shaped like a human torso and upper body. The bag has a relatively realistic looking mid-section, chest, neck and head.
Unlike other bags, you can use the Bob to carefully target specific areas. Want to practice head strikes? Just target the head with your punches (or kicks) and you will be able to strike the head just as if you were actually sparring with a partner. Want to practice immobilizing an opponent with a liver kick? Again, the BOB bag is great for that as you can develop pinpoint accuracy with this bag.
Of course, because of it’s unique shape the bag is not as versatile as some other options. So you should probably only get the BOB if you have specific training needs for it. If you are just casually practicing martial arts or are using the free standing heavy bag mainly for cardio workouts, then there are better bags to get. But if you are a serious fighter and want the realistic experience of practicing with opponent, then the BOB is the next best thing.
The BOB is made with high-density foam and has a durable plastisol layer. This makes the bag forgiving and able to handle hard punches and kicks. It’s also comfortable to strike, although we definitely recommend you wear gloves when using the bag or you may cut up your knuckles (we recommend using gloves for all bags).
In terms of the specs, there are 7 different height levels, which range from 60-78 inches high. Again, this helps to make the bag great for realistic training as it’s designed to be human height. The base can easily be filled in just a few minutes with either water or sand. Like the XXL, the BOB bag’s base is designed to keep the bag upright even when hit with powerful blows. We really like the BOB and think it’s a great choice. It also gets consistently good reviews from users, so it comes very highly recommended. Take a look at our full Century BOB review for more details.