VS1 Versys Fight Simulator
At first glance the VS1 might look pretty similar to other Century free standing punching bags like the Wavemaster XXL. However, once you see it closer it’s obvious that the bag is designed to be different. Unlike a normal standing bag that has a large base, the VS1 is designed with a much smaller base. The small base, combined with the height of the bag (66 inches tall), provide an increased striking surface that makes the bag good for multiplestriking levels. The CS1 is equally good for practicing both low and high kicks as well as knees and elbows.
The bag weighs approximately 110 pounds, which makes itmuch lighter than most other standing bags. As you might have guessed, this means the bag isn’t designed to handle the same kind of power as other bags. With this in mind, the VS1 was designed primarily for people who need a good bag to work on cardio, speed and endurance. The bag does a good job at handling normal power strikes and since we were using it for cardio and speed training the lighter weight wasn’t an issue for us.
The VS1 sacrifices the heavier weight in return for enhanced versatility. That’s because this bag doubles as a grappling dummy. The light weight of the bag means that it’s easy to toss on the floor when you want to practice some ground and pound action. We regularly used the bag for stand up striking practice and then put it on the floor when we wanted to simulate a grounded opponent. There are even two handles on the bag that can be used both during ground and pound training and when the bag is upright. We especially liked grabbing the handles when the bag was standing upright and throwing some knees while practicing being in the clinch.
The bag is made with thick foam padding and has a 18.75 inch diameter which absorbs blows well. The cover of the bag is made with a durable vinyl layer that should keep the bag from ripping. Unlike a lot of other bags, the VS1 comes already filled. This means you don’t need to worry about filling it with water or sand, which is definitely an added bonus. Overall we really like the Century Versys VS1 Fight simulator and think it’s a very good bag if you are looking for versatility from your mixed martial arts training equipment.