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In a past entry, I showed how to build an inexpensive platform for sandbag loading. The same platform that was used for loading can be easily upgraded to include a speed bag platform. All that you’ll need to do is add a 2×2 piece of 3/4 inch plywood. The plywood will be secured to small strips of 2×4 inch wood.
Below is a picture of the upgraded loading platform.
You can see how the bottom has changed since the original entry in 2009. Previously, there was just one piece of 2×4″ in the middle of the platform.
When using the speed bag platform, you’ll want to add some weight to the top. The added weight will help to minimize shaking as you strike the bag.
As for height, this platform can be easily adjusted for young kids. There is no limit as to how low you can place the platform. I’ve always considered the speed bag to be more of a fun bag, so it is nice to be able to set this bag low enough for my kids to play with it.
A brief video demonstration can be seen below:
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