Century Original Wavemaster Reviewed

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The Century Original Wavemaster is a freestanding punching bag that is great for beginners as well as advanced fighters. Whether you are practicing your punches or kicks this bag will let you advance your skill faster than ever. The nice thing about a freestanding bag is that you can work all the way around it. It can be easily stored, as well. In addition, it allows you to easily work your legs. While you will want to be careful not to trip on the base, it really is a convenient heavy bag. Storing this bag is a cinch, which leaves room for other equipment in your home gym. Even if you have limited space. This bag does come with a warranty for a year which is a nice bonus not always seen with a punching bag like this one. It is very heavy and you can fill the base easily with a few different things. You won’t have to worry much about how hard you strike this bag. It is very heavy and will stay in place nicely. The ability to take your routine to the next level is awesome. With consistent training and a heavy bag like this, you will progress further and faster than ever.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Sturdy
  • Easy To Care For
  • Simple Set Up
  • Adjustable Height
  • Very Durable
  • Trusted Brand
  • Move Around Easily
Cons
  • Some Find Difficulty Filling Base
  • Pricey

Brand

For more than forty years, Century has been providing fighters with everything they need to succeed. This company is headed by people that are actually involved in martial arts which is part of the reason we feel they are such a leader in this type of business. There are actually two training rooms available to employees so they can take classes and continue on their journey in whatever combat sport they prefer. With this type of expertise, it is easy to see why they are so far ahead of so many other companies. Whether you need apparel, protective gear, equipment, or other fitness related items, they have you covered. All of their products are tested and approved to be among the best. Another awesome fact about this brand is that they provide a satisfaction guarantee with every one of their products. Overall, we as well as customers, are very impressed with this brand.

Filling

The part of this freestanding bag that you will be striking is made up of foam. It is high-density and excellent at absorbing blow after blow. You won’t have to worry about the filling in this bag shifting around since it is foam. This foam filling does not pit easily and won’t leave you feeling as if you are hitting bricks due to things like settling sand. It is very durable. This means you will get extended use out of this bag no matter how often you decide you are going to wail on it. The fact that you won’t have to worry about shoving more material into a big is convenient and the shock absorbency is better than others. This type of filling will help keep you well protected.

Base Filling

You have a couple of options when it comes to filling the base of this freestanding bag. Some prefer to simply fill it with water. While this is an option, it may not be the best one. This is especially true for those of you that are heavy hitters or advanced fighters. Simply using water may enable the entire unit to move around when you are practicing with it. The sturdiest way to fill it is with sand and water. You pour some sand and then some water into the base allowing it to be truly weighed down. Once it is full it will weigh several hundred pounds and you should not have any worry about knocking it over. Even though it is quite heavy when filled this way it is still able to be moved. The last option you have would be to fill it with sand only. It will weight it down better than straight water but you may still see extra movement with this.

Weight

The bag itself is only about fifty pounds. Where the true weight of this unit comes from the base. The stability also comes from the base. Due to the fact that the top bag is only fifty pounds, it makes this bag very easy to put together, even if you don’t have any help. The weight of the base, once filled, is around two hundred and fifty to three hundred pounds depending on which filling style you decide to use. This is, obviously, quite heavy. It may be difficult for some users to move it around if they need to and it may require help. Most customers seem to be able to handle moving it fairly easily, however. Before the base is filled this unit is very lightweight which makes it easy to get it to where you want it in your home gym and get it set up.

Size

The height of this heavy bag is adjustable. This is an awesome feature and makes it so a large variety of people can use it easily. There are seven different height settings and they range from just under four feet to just over five and a half feet tall. The bag itself is just over a foot in diameter. It is also just over two feet tall. This is very versatile and again will allow a broad range of customers to find a bag that adjusts to exactly where they need it for optimal training potential. While this bag is pretty big it doesn’t take up a ton of space all while allowing you to train your upper and lower body. It is important to note that you will be able to work all the way around this bag and it gives you a nice sized striking area.

Material

The outer shell of the bag portion of this heavy bag is made of synthetic leather. This is a very durable synthetic leather that is simple to care for. It offers excellent longevity of use. It is attached to the base with an adjustable piece of plastic and the base is also made of plastic. This is also exceptionally durable and we'll stand up through years of abuse. As previously noted, the bag portion is made of foam on the inside. It is also very durable and will not break down easily. So, regardless of how many hours you put in, you won't have to worry about your bag deteriorating. Century uses top quality materials to ensure that you get a bag that will stand up to a fight.

Value

Consumers feel as if this product is an excellent value. In terms of price, it may not be simple to fit into your budget. This freestanding option is a bit pricey, however, it is well worth the money. You'll be able to relocate it easily and filling the base is a cinch. Every piece of this bag offers exceptional durability. You won't have to put a lot of time and effort into maintenance. so, while the price is a bit high and not everyone will be able to afford it there are many advantages that improve the overall value of this product. Century is truly trusted by their customers because of the outstanding products they provide in the world of fight Sports. Taking all of the pieces into consideration it is easy to see why so many feel that this product is an excellent value. We must admit that we agree with what customers are saying and feel that you'll be truly satisfied if you give this bag a try.

Advantages

There are many advantages that come with buying this bag. One of the most outstanding aspects is the fact that the height of this bag is adjustable. This makes it appropriate for a large variety of people to use. There is also the fact that it is on a rounded base which means you'll be able to move it whenever you need to. We understand that it is very heavy but the way it is structured most people will be able to relocate it on their own. This heavy punching bag also offers extreme durability. The filler foam won't break down easily and the outer materials are rugged enough to withstand constant abuse. Training with this bag at home will help improve your technique. In addition, it can be used for a variety of purposes. Overall, this is a stellar bag that you won't regret purchasing.

Disadvantages

We really don't see any major disadvantages in terms of this free-standing heavy bag. Century makes products that are built to withstand the test of time and help you along the way to your fitness goals. Sometimes the base a little bit difficult to fill but honestly, more than anything, it is simply time-consuming. For some, the price of this bag will be a disadvantage. It will be higher than they will be able to fit into their budget which means they'll have to look for cheaper options. some customers have reported that this bag moves too much. However, we believe this is because of the way they filled the base and it can be avoided by using sand and water. There are very few disadvantages with this heavy bag and overall we believe you will be totally satisfied with it.

Purpose

You'll be able to use this option from Century for a large variety of purposes. It was going to do Stellar for those boxers out there that want to work on footwork as well as hand work. This is because you'll be able to work all the way around this bag and then stick it back in the corner when you're finished. It is also going to be good for those of you that like to participate in mixed martial arts disciplines like Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. this freestanding bag will allow you to work on your kicks as well as your punches and that is a major advantage to these types of disciplines. It will also be good for those of you that are fitness routines that contain a bit of everything as it will give you an option that can be located wherever and allow you to practice striking.

Quality

You'll be getting an exceptionally high-quality product when you go with this heavy bag. Century understands that keeping you protected throughout your training, of your chosen combat sport, is imperative. We see this in all of their products including, heavy bags like this one. It is made of materials that will absorb impact effectively and help protect your hands. It is also very convenient. With the ability to move this bag around it won't be taking up a ton of space in your home gym. This is obviously, an advantage if you are working in a limited space. The materials used are better than most and truly will stand up to the test of time. Consumers agree that you are getting a very high-quality punching bag when purchasing this one.

Care

Taking care of this bag is a breeze. Due to the fact that it's made of synthetic leather, you won't have to worry about special cleaners and conditioners to take care of the bag piece. What synthetic leather you can simply wipe it down with your choice of antibacterial cleaners. You can even simply use so the water if you prefer. The base really doesn't require much care. You may want to wipe it down on occasion to ensure that it's not covered in dust, however, not even that is necessary. Overall if you're looking for a very simple bag to take care of this is a stellar option. It will not take hardly any time to keep it in great condition. The foam inside it is well protected so, you won't need to do anything to ensure that it stays in good quality.

Bottom Line

As far as free-standing bag options go this is one of the best available on the market. It is a little bit costly which can be a problem for some budgets. Consumers are very satisfied with their purchase of this heavy bag and feel that it has taken their routines to the next level. Having the ability to continue training at home and not only in the local gym is advantageous. This is especially true for those of you that take your Martial Arts discipline or boxing very seriously. This option is excellent for beginners as well as advanced users. It offers a variety of aspects we don't see and other heavy bags, like excellent adjustability, and consumers really like this. Overall, if you can afford it, you will have a great heavy bag that will last you a plethora of time while training.