Hey all, I stuffed my own heavy bag for the first time during the pandemic. Basically I used stuffing from another bag, some small sandbags that came from that other bag, and some clothes I'd cut up. It worked pretty good but now it's time for some maintenance, and everything has predictably sunk to the bottom. It's the fate of every heavy bag I've ever owned, but now that I am experimenting with DIY'ing this stuff, I'd like advice from anyone who has been there.
I am pretty sure that a couple of the sandbags have now burst, so my plan is to take out all the stuffing, clean out the loose sand, then restuff it with new sandbags, spaced as evenly as possible.
My question is, has anyone ever tried this, and if so, what do you use for sandbags? I found for example some yoga sandbags you can buy for roughly 10 US dollars a piece, which I think could be filled and be less likely to burst, but they have zippers and I'm not sure how that would work.
I know that Noah/Wastelander also mentioned filling some PVC with cement or something and putting in it the center of the bag, I am also considering this.
Basically, if anyone has any particular advice and sandbags or weights for heavy bags, please share it.
P.S. If anyone is interested, on the DIY thing, I recently successfully (minus getting everything in the garage wet) put together a DIY aqua bag using a buoy and Youtube instructions, I'll post a video soon to share.