Pro Impact Double End Speed Ball Review

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There are a ton of different pieces of equipment that boxers and mixed martial artists use to hone their skills. The Pro Impact Double End Speed Ball can help improve a variety of fight-related skills. This particular option comes in a variety of sizes and two different styles to suit your needs. In addition, it will allow you to practice body shots as well as headshots. The varying sizes make this the perfect option for beginners as well as advanced fighters. Obviously, this can help you improve your performance, overall. It is made from high-quality and durable materials. When you are going to practice strike training, you need equipment that can stand up to the challenge. This type of item requires a variety of different pieces of hardware to be able to use it.

You won’t have to worry about running around and gathering all the pieces. This is due to the fact that they are all included with the speed ball. It is important to note that many consumers have mentioned that these pieces were missing when they received their product. If this happens, simply contact the company and they will handle it for you. Training with a speedball will not only improve your hand-eye coordination but can also play a role in most other areas of your training. We believe once you start working with it you will wonder why it took you so long to see the value of this training tool.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Durable Genuine Leather Construction
  • Nice Bounce
  • Variety Of Sizes Available
  • Doesn't Leak Air
  • Solid Stitching
  • Versatile Use
  • Simple Assembly
Cons
  • Low-Quality Bungee Cords
  • Does Not Come With Hand Pump

Brand

Pro Impact is probably best known for their boxing gear and equipment. However, they offer much more. Whether you are into Rugby, fitness, Mixed Martial Arts, or you simply like to stay active, this brand has the items you need to improve your performance. They spend a plethora of time focused on research and development of new products. This means you can look forward to seeing cutting edge technologies combined with durable goods that can truly help you achieve your goals more easily. Pro Impact is also known for its outstanding customer service.

If you have any problems at all you can count on the fact that they will be there to help you through the issue until it is resolved. So, whether you are looking for gloves, wraps, bags, or other equipment and gear, you will be able to easily find a high-quality option when you look towards this brand. Overall, consumers are very happy with the experience they are having not only with their products but also with this company as a whole.

Materials

The outer shell of this training tool is made with 100% genuine leather. This is a typical outer shell for this type of product. It offers fantastic durability and it looks as good as it feels. Inside there is a heavy-duty rubber bladder that is filled with air. This is what gives the product its bounce. They use a welded seam which stands up slightly. This is an exceptionally durable seem that should not burst even after extensive use.

The loops at each end are attached with rivets. This also plays it's role in the overall durability of this item. The loops are made of the same genuine leather that the outside shell is made of. Included with this product is a set of rubber bungee cords. These are used to mount your balls. It also comes with four S hooks so that you will be able to easily attach your ball to the bungee cords and start using it right away. It is important to note that this product comes unfilled and it does not come with the hand pump required to fill it up.

Size

There are two different sized varieties for one of the Styles and overall, there are two different styles. The first is your standard speedball. It is available in a seven-inch or a nine-inch length. Obviously, the smaller the ball the smaller the Striking surface. This will provide a greater challenge to Advanced Fighters. If you are just beginning, using the nine-inch option may be advantageous. The other option that is available to you is a double-double end speedball.

The shape of this is like an hourglass where one ball is on top of the other. When you mount this to your floor and ceiling it will allow you to practice headshots as well as body shots. Overall, consumers are very pleased with the options available for different sizes of this item. It is not frequently seen and allows better versatility into a larger variety of fighters routines.

Hanging Style

There is a loop that is secured to each end of this product. You'll be able to easily Slide the S hook that is included through the loop and attach it to the bungee cords. Each bungee cord will then be secured to your floor or ceiling. Some consumers prefer to mount it to the wall or two a piece of fitness equipment. Depending on how you choose to mount this item the length of the bungee cords could be a problem. Many consumers have noted that they are quite short and while they do offer some stretch it may not be enough to cover what you require.

Honestly, this is barely an inconvenience. You'll simply need to purchase a different set of bungee cords that are longer or you can even invest in straps that are adjustable. There is quite a bit of versatility in the way you can hang this item and this makes it easier to fit it into your small home gym or even use it at your local spot.

Uses

There are a fairly large number of uses that are associated with this type of training tool. It will do an excellent job at helping you to improve your hand-eye coordination. This is due to the fact that you'll be striking at a small, moving Target. It can also help you hone in your accuracy. While working on strikes, using a small surface can be advantageous. Training with a speedball is also excellent for cardiovascular health. Getting a daily allotment of cardio in can be very difficult.

Adding an item like this to your routine can make it easier. This item is also good for conditioning. If you've been out of the game for a while and want to step back in slowly this may be the perfect place to start. You'll be able to work all the way around this bag which can also help to improve your footwork. Consumers have noted that this product is also good for defensive training. Due to the fact that it moves an awful lot learning how to die each will be required.

Interior

When you get this item you will receive a deflated rubber bladder. You will need to fill it with air. Keep in mind that if you want your speed ball to move a bit slower simply don't fill it completely full of air. When you are looking for a true challenge and the highest amount of bounce that this ball can muster, you will want to completely fill the bladder. Many options available to you come with the hand pump you need to fill the ball up, however, this one does not.

You will need to purchase one separately if you don't already have one at home. Consumers are pleased with the overall quality of the rubber bladder that Pro Impact has chosen to use in this product. It has been noted a few times, by customers, that this product does not lose air as quickly as other options in the same class. This is an aspect that consumers appreciate as it saves them time and effort in their already busy days.

Advantages

Training with a double ended speed ball comes with a variety of advantages. It can be a great cardio workout for those of you that are looking to switch up your routine. Using a treadmill or an exercise bike is awesome but it can get boring fairly quickly. Variety in your schedule can keep you focused and on the right track toward achieving your fitness and fight-related goals. This product will also really help improve your reflexes, as well as, your hand-eye coordination.

Obviously, if you are a boxer or a fighter of a different discipline, hand-eye coordination is one of the main components of success. This product is also very convenient for those of you that are working with limited space. With a variety of hanging options, you will be able to fit it in wherever you have a bit of space. Another advantage is the fact that this product offers size and style options. You will be able to easily find the right sized and shaped product for your intended training goals.

Disadvantages

There are really only two disadvantages that are being associated with this product. In our opinion, they are not really major disadvantages more like inconveniences. The first and most common complaint has to do with the bungee cords that come with it, not the ball itself. Consumers are not impressed with the quality of them. They have noted that they are quite stiff and make securing your ball difficult depending on the area you are doing it in.

This can be easily handled by switching out the bungee cords for a better quality set that offer more stretch. If you prefer you can even replace it with a strapping system as seen with other options in the same category. The other area being discussed negatively is the fact that the bladder is not filled when you get it and it does not come with the hand pump you need to inflate it. This can be frustrating and we understand that. However, it is simple enough to purchase one, inflate your ball, and get to work.

Value

We feel that this product is an excellent value. The price tag that it carries is not exceptionally cheap. However, it's not exactly expensive either. Most budgets will be able to afford it with relative ease and those that can't should still be able to save up for it and no time. The price, however, is not the only thing to take into consideration when trying to figure out the true value of a product. This item is exceptionally durable and will stand up to frequent abuse. Obviously, this improves its value.

Not only that, but it is made of high-quality materials that show this truly sound construction of this product. There are a couple of disadvantages that are associated with it. We don't feel that they are anything to be majorly concerned about and for most people there more of an irritation than an actual disadvantage. This product is also a very versatile training tool. It will help you in a variety of different areas related to fitness, boxing, and other fighting styles.

Bottom Line

When you are looking for a piece of equipment that won't take up much room in your home gym but offers versatile training uses this could be a good option. It will allow you to improve not only your hand-eye coordination but also your speed, reflexes, and even your footwork. The price that it carries is relatively affordable and most people won't have any trouble calling it their own. The construction is solid and it offers great durability. This item can seriously take a punch.

Obviously, when you are investing in products to help you along your path towards becoming a better fighter they need to be able to stand up to a variety of different strikes. The fact that this one can is an obvious Advantage. Overall, the customer reviews are consistently good. We believe that if you make the investment into this item you will notice the difference in your performance quickly.