A slip bag is a simple little tool that doesn’t get used enough in my opinion.
Slipping is an essential component of your defensive game and a slip bag is an effective way to get better at it.
What You Need to Build Your Slip Bag
You likely have everything you need to make a slip bag in your house already.
The list of components required is:
- 2 eye hooks
- fairly sturdy string
- the bag (can be a sock, a sack, pillow case or something strong you can put something fairly heavy in)
Making Your Slip Bag
A slip bag is just a bag suspended from your heavy bag stand at about head height. You give it a push – it goes out and comes back at you. You slip – throw a counter combination. It swings back out in front of you, then comes back at you. You slip again, throw a counter combination and so on. Every so often you give it another push to keep it swinging.
I’m sure you’ll get the idea of what you’re building from the picture here. This version uses two eye hooks that allow you to easily adjust the height of the slip bag. You just pull the string through to raise the slip bag or loosen it to lower it. As my son and I both use it – it’s nice to quickly adjust its height. You may not require it.
- Make the Slip Bag. I’d say that most people just take a sock, fill it with sand or rice or popping corn or even rocks and then duct tape the top shut. Use whatever you have to make a bag that is about the size of closed fist. The heavier it is the longer it will swing without needing another push. You don’t want to fill the entire sock – just enough to create a round ball.
- Attach the slip bag to your new heavy bag stand, ceiling, or doorway.Alternatively you can feed the string through a couple of eye hooks to make it adjustable as I’ve done. Tie it off and you’re in business.