Aqua Head Hunter Slip Ball Review

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The Aqua Head Hunter Slip Ball is not your average speed bag. It will help you train your body to move and become a better fighter. In addition, it can help you increase your speeds and your hand-eye coordination. It is quite a bit larger than your standard speed bag. Also, it is quite a bit heavier. This means it is not going to move quite as much. With reduced movements, you will be able to work on a variety of different strikes, including hooks, uppercuts, and more. When you need to work on accuracy this is a great tool to help.

Regardless of if you are into boxing, Karate, Taekwondo, or other mixed martial arts disciplines this slip ball can help you become a better fighter. Training with this tool is also excellent for improving your footwork. Additionally, you will be bobbing and weaving better than ever before. Aqua brand uses exceptionally high-quality material. You won’t have to worry about this bag leaking. Another aspect that fighters truly love about it is the fact they can use it indoors, as well as, outdoors. Changing up the location of your training sessions can help to keep your routine interesting. When you continue to be interested it provides motivation to go the extra mile. In turn, you have better results during not only sparring sessions but also during competitions.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Excellent Impact Absorption
  • Good For Indoor & Outdoor Use
  • Helps Improve Accuracy
  • Realistic Feel
  • Insanely Durable
  • Easy To Care For
  • Simple To Fill
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Cons
  • Pricey
  • Larger Than People Expect

Brand

Aqua Training Bags have not been around for an exceptional amount of time. In fact, this brand is not even fifteen years old. In the time they have been around, however, they have certainly made their mark in the world of boxing, mixed martial arts, and fitness. This brand specializes in one thing, punching bags. They offer a variety of options that will allow you to train the way you want to. The fact that they only make one product is an advantage as they have perfected it. Their versatile punching bags will benefit those that need to work on offense, defense, speed, footwork, and more. All of their bags have the ability to be used indoors as well as outdoors.

They are also exceptionally easy to fill and drain. This will allow you more training opportunities in any number of locations. Aqua Training stands behind all of its products. They not only offer a 60-day money back guarantee they also include a two-year limited warranty. This helps to ensure you get the best product possible and that each customer ends up satisfied with their experience with this brand and their products.

Materials

The main material of this bag is a high-quality vinyl. We were a bit surprised to see that this was the material this item was made out of. It feels a lot like rubber. It is commercial grade and offers exceptional durability. Whether you decide to use this product indoors or outside in the rain it will withstand all of it very well. In addition, it will handle even the most devastating blows.

There is a hidden fill nozzle that will be used not only to add water to this product but to drain it as well. It does come with the required pieces to hang it. There is a metal chain and shackle included with your purchase. Consumers have mentioned that they feel these are of exceptional quality. This product truly is built to last. Obviously, when you are purchasing equipment that is going to take repeated abuse it needs to be able to hold up. The materials this brand has chosen to use will do exactly that.

Size

The Headhunter series of punching bags come with a couple of different size options. It is available in a smaller 9-inch option or a 12-inch option. The 12-inch option when completely filled with water will weigh 35 pounds. Obviously, this is quite a bit heavier than a standard slip bag. With the additional weight, this bag is going to move and swing a bit differently. It is perfect for working on a variety of different strikes. It is important to note that consumers were a bit surprised with the overall size of this product once filled. It is going to be a bit larger than you may expect.

The size of it does not inhibit its use. You'll be able to easily move it and hang it wherever you please. It can help with your speed, accuracy, form, and overall performance. Consumers are pleased with the fact that there are so many size options available. If you're looking for something larger you can absolutely move to options that are considered heavy bags.

Hanging Style

There is a loop at the top of this product that will be used to hang it. Included in your purchase is the shackle that is required to hang it safely. It is important to know that you will want to use the shackle so that you don't end up detrimental the quality of the material that it goes through. This bag is not built to hang from an S hook or a speed bag swivel. Consumers have noted that attaching the shackle is simple so hanging it up won't inconvenience you much at all.

The material at the Loop is exceptionally sturdy. It is nice and thick and will handle the weight of this bag without an issue. If you do decide to hang this in a different fashion you need to understand that it could make the warranty on it and all and void if it ends up damaging it. Overall, sticking to their hanging style is the best way to go and it's very easy to do.

Uses

You will be able to work through your offense of training as well as your defensive training while using this product. Striking it will get you ready for what it's going to be like when you hit an actual person. This is due to the fact that the materials used in it feel very similar to actual skin. Obviously, you'll be able to practice throwing punches, including hooks, uppercuts, jobs, and more. This bag is going to move quite a bit as well. This means that it can help you improve the way you Bob and weave.

In addition, it will help to improve your reflexes. You can use this training tool for such a variety of different needs. It also includes the ability to be used for your cardiovascular routine. You'll be able to move all the way around this bag and really get the heart pumping. On top of all of this, it is also a great tool to use when trying to improve your footwork. Here again, you'll be able to work all the way around this bag so improving the way your feet move is simple.

Filling

As you could probably guess from the name of this item it is filled with water. This is done with a conveniently located nozzle that is hidden near the top of this punching bag. It is important to note that it does come with the nozzle that you need to be able to easily fill this product up. You will use the same piece of equipment to drain it. With simple filling and draining you'll be able to take this bag anywhere you would like to.

This opens up such a vast amount of training opportunities that will keep you interested in pushing hard towards your goals. Changing up your routine is a key element in staying motivated. Anywhere that there is running water you will be able to fill this product up and use it at your convenience. Overall, consumers are very happy with the Simplicity of this system and the fact that it allows them to take their punching bag anywhere they choose to.

Care

You won't have to worry about an inconvenient care routine full of special cleaners and conditioners when you decide to purchase this option by Aqua. Unlike most other punching bags that are made of leather and require extensive amounts of work, this one does not. You will be able to Simply wipe it down between uses with your preferred disinfecting spray or cleaner.

In fact, if you would prefer to wipe it down with soap and water that would be absolutely fine. The material this is made of will handle just about anything. The materials that make up this product are incredibly durable. They will stand up not only to the weather but to whatever you can throw at it. Overall, customers are very happy about the fact they don't have to spend much time maintaining this product in there already busy lives.

Advantages

The life-like feel when striking this bag is one of the biggest advantages that it offers. This realistic feel can help prepare new fighters in what it will actually feel like to hit somebody. Hitting somebody for the first time can be a bit surprising and the more prepared you are the easier it will be. This product is also exceptionally versatile in where you are able to use it. Unlike most other punching bags that have to stay in one place this one can go anywhere you prefer. Simply drain the water, pack it up, unpack it where you prefer it to be, and fill it back up. You can train literally anywhere.

You will also have exceptional versatility in the ways you can train with this product. It can help you in your overall performance. You will notice the difference in the way your head and body move as well as improved footwork when you train with this product on a frequent basis. If you take fight sports like Muay Thai and boxing seriously training with a product like this can give you the edge over your opponent.

Disadvantages

There are really no major complaints about this product. The only thing that consumers are consistently saying is that the size of this item is a bit larger than what they had anticipated. This can play a role in it depending on what type of training you're planning on doing with this item. Once it is filled with water it is quite large. Keep in mind, it will weigh in at about 35 total pounds. This is heavier than most slip bags and honestly, it is bigger than them in general.

As long as you pay attention to this fact, there is really no downfall to this product. It is well-built and provides a durable training tool that you will be able to use for years to come. Not only will it last you a long time but it will provide you with a good variety of training options. You will also be able to use it any and everywhere. Overall, it is nice to find a product that has so many positive things being said about it and barely any negatives.

Value

Fighters feel like this product is a tremendous value. The price tag that it has is a little bit high and some people may need to spend some time saving before they can call it their own. Some people may see the price tag and feel that it is not a good very good bang for their buck. This is simply not true. You will be getting an exceptionally durable piece of equipment that is extremely easy to set up and use wherever you would like.

You find that there is a huge variety of different training uses that are attached to this item. This brand specializes in punching bags and it is apparent once you start using their products. We believe that if you give this item a try you will be truly satisfied with the results. If not, keep in mind that this brand does back all of their items with a satisfaction guarantee this will help ensure that you get exactly what you're looking for and that it performs better than you would expect.

Bottom Line

Making the investment into this product is a wise one for boxers as well as mixed martial artist and people that are trying to improve their overall levels of fitness. This is because you can use this product to train in a variety of ways. When you are trying to improve your overall performance which would include handwork, footwork, and form this item can help you along the way.

It is suitable for beginners as well as advanced Fighters. It is a slight investment, however, we feel it is a great bang for your buck. It will last you for years to come and can be used anywhere you, please. Overall, the reviews are consistently good in regards to this product. Putting your trust into this brand is not a mistake and we believe you will be very happy with its performance as well as the improvements to yours.