Combat Sports Legged Grappling Review

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The Combat Sports Legged Grappling Dummy is available in four different sizes. This is not only in height but also in weight. Most brands do not offer this many options. The fact that this brand does, makes it easier to find your perfect practice dummy. Training with a grappling dummy comes with many advantages to fighters that are participants of Muay Thai, wrestling, and other mixed martial arts. You won’t have to worry about injuring this sparring partner and it will always be ready for round two or ten. In addition, you can use it for a plethora of training activities. Whether you are working on armbars, striking drills, throws, or takedowns this dummy can participate in them all.

Obviously, when you are making an investment into combat sports gear and equipment, you need to know it will be able to handle constant abuse. Some people are getting great longevity of use out of this option from Combat Sports. Others are having pretty big issues with seam durability. This is a typical problem with equipment like this. There are a few fixes that can help improve the seam durability of this product. Including things like taping the seams before use. Overall, the fighters that are training with this option feel it is decent. Additionally, they feel that it has helped to improve a variety of different performance aspects during actual sparring sessions and competitions.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Easy To Care For
  • Many Sizes Available
  • Good Weight Variations
  • Excellent For Throwing
  • Quite Versatile
  • Filled
Cons
  • Durability Issues
  • Short Arms
  • Pricey

Brand

Combat Sports International offers a huge variety of items to help you out in the world of fight sports. Regardless of if you are a coach or fighter participating in boxing, wrestling, or mixed martial arts training sessions you will need several different pieces of gear and equipment. This brand offers options to cover your need for gloves, clothing, protective equipment, punching bags, and other pieces of gear. You will find different options in each category. This will make it simple to find the item that fits not only your budget but also your wants and needs. You can find this brand's goods across the globe. Trying to find all of the things you require in one place can be difficult. However, it doesn't have to be. With continued growth, this brand is offering newer and better options all the time. We believe they will keep impressing their customers with the quality and craftsmanship of most of their items.

Materials

One of the nice things about grappling dummies is the materials used in them are pretty simple. There is a pretty large variety of materials being used in the category, however, most of them are pretty close to the same. This product has an outer that is made from heavy-duty vinyl. Vinyl is exceptionally easy to care for and it holds up very well. You will get good durability from this material as long as the stitching is solid. There are no zippers located on this product because it comes pre-filled. There is a bit of discrepancy as to what this product is filled with. It appears as if the filling is a variety of recycled materials. There are different materials used to help control the weight of each item. Overall, these are solid choices in materials and it should mean that you get decent durability and longevity of use from this product.

Quality

For the most part, people are quite happy with the quality and design of this item. There have been a few complaints from consumers, however, the majority of people find that training with this dummy is advantageous. The material that they have chosen for the outer is very durable and easy to maintain. You won't have to worry about using a specific cleaner to keep it looking great. You can simply use your favorite disinfecting or deodorizing spray and it will be ready to go for your next session. Consumers have noted that they feel as if the arms are a bit short. This is something we believe does impact the quality. In fact, it lessens it slightly. Another aspect that you have to take into consideration is the stitching. Most grappling dummies use reinforced stitching to ensure that it doesn't burst. There are mixed reviews on the quality of the stitching of this product.

Size

There are three different sizes available if you decide to make this product your own. Important to note that there are technically four different dummies available. Two of them, however, are the same height. The smallest comes in at a height of five feet four inches. This is going to suit smaller Fighters. It may be too large for youth fighters, however, some have had great success with their little ones training with this product. The next size up is 5 ft 6 in tall. This is going to suit many users very nicely. In fact, it is probably the preferred size among the options. There are two dummies that are both 5 ft 10 in tall. As noted, they are different weights. Finding the perfect training partner is easier with options. So, the fact that you have several from this brand is an aspect that combat sports enthusiasts truly appreciate.

Weight

There are four different weights available in this particular dummy. The first one which is associated with the smallest size option weighs in at seventy pounds. This is, typically, a bit heavy for you Fighters. However, if you have an exceptionally strong kid this could be a great option. The next size up weighs in at ninety pounds. People prefer this to all of the rest. You should keep in mind that when you are dealing with a grappling dummy you are dealing with dead weight. It is going to feel different when maneuvering this item then it would while working with an actual sparring partner. The next option comes in at one hundred and twenty pounds. The heaviest options weight a whopping one hundred and forty pounds. Many experienced fighters have mentioned that they feel the one hundred and the forty-pound option is simply too much. Unless you are in prime physical condition and a very large person, the heaviest option is probably not a suitable grappling dummy.

Style

This dummy is styled in a standing position. There are other options that are also in a standing position but use three legs instead of two. The two liked option makes it more difficult to keep this item standing up if you were trying to work on drills that are not down on the mat. Some consumers have found that they can prop it up against the wall which will allow for striking exercises. This is a great idea and a very versatile way to use this product. Due to the fact that it is stretched out you were going to be able to practice leg locks and armbars more effectively. Customers have noted the arms are a bit short and odd. They stick out of the front of the dummy and a chicken makes using them a bit uncomfortable. For the most part, people are very happy with the construction and style that this brand has chosen for this option.

Durability

The outer material of this product is exceptionally durable. We're people truly run into problems with these types of items is in the seams. Most brands triple stitch to reinforce them. This can help we're scenes from bursting. The seams on this product are reinforced, however, many people have noted that they have a tendency to burst with heavy use. There are some different ways to combat this unfortunate side-effect. People have found that taping the seams adds durability. Obviously, you want to make sure that your equipment is going to be able to handle the high impact nature of sports like boxing, Muay Thai, Judo, and other mixed martial arts. It is a bit of a let-down that people are having trouble with the durability in the seams, however, it is not uncommon. Overall, it's pretty easy to ensure that your equipment stays in good condition. Keep in mind, not everyone is having issues with seam durability but it does seem to crop up fairly frequently in regards to this item.

Advantages

All of the different options to choose from with this item are pretty big Advantage. You'll be able to find the perfect height and weight to suit your training regimen. It can give you a more realistic atmosphere which, in turn, can improve your performance while working with your coach, actual sparring partner, or even during competitions. This item comes pre-filled. Not all options in this category do, in fact, many don't. You'll be able to use this item as soon as you get it and that's a pretty big Advantage. The less time you have to wait to use it the more time you can spend training and honing your skills. People are also quite happy that this item is so easy to maintain. You won't have to worry about a stringent cleaning routine. Simply spray it down, wipe it off, and you're ready to go for the next time.

Disadvantages

Going over the disadvantages of a product is obviously, very important. There are only a couple that is associated with this product, however, for some, they could be a deal-breaker. Consumers have noted that they're having some pretty serious issues with the durability of the stitching in this item. If you're popping seems then you're feeling is going to come out and eventually the product will become unusable. Some people are able to re-stitch them or patch them. However, many find that they end up needing to replace it. The other complaint concerning this product has to do with the arms. People find them to be very short which can make training with this item a bit awkward. In addition, they are located in an odd position. Most people's arms are not sticking straight out in front of them. They are also very stiff which can make them hard to maneuver.

Value

We feel as if this grappling dummy is a slightly better-than-average value. The price tag is a bit lofty or than others. Working it into your budget may take a bit of time. For many people, it will be out of reach for a decent amount of time. The reason we feel that the price brings the value down some is that this is not the most durable option on the market. You can find others that are equally as durable but are not going to take such a chunk out of your budget. This option does give you a better size and weight versatility as compared to others in the same category. This is an advantage that we don't find from all brands. Due to the structure and design, you'll have a very versatile dummy to be training with. You won't have to worry about harming your sparring partner when you are training with this piece of equipment. There are definitely some great advantages and choosing this option over others.

Bottom Line

Most people are very happy with the design, construction, and performance they are getting out of this grappling dummy. It suits a variety of different needs quite well. In addition, it will work very well for all different skill levels. There are, as noted, a few downfalls that are pretty serious for some people. The consistent comments about this product are all positive. You'll be adding a decent grappling dummy to your training routine if you decide to go with this option from Combat Sports. Having the ability to find the correct height and weight is a pretty positive aspect in regards to this item. You'll be able to use this frequently and maintaining it is a breeze. As noted, some may run into durability issues, however, not everyone is. You should take a bit of time and consideration before deciding if this is going to work well for you or not.