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The size and shape of a human boxing opponent's torso and
to look as such, this helium filled mylar balloon would float
and move during your sparring match rather than just
there like a regular heavy bag.
When you punched it, it would move similarly to a human
boxer attempting to dodge your punch allowing you to
follow up punches at a moving target, again, something you
couldn't to with a static heavy bag.
Fans arranged around the perimeter could even make it
around the ring allowing you to practice your footwork,
advancing and retreating while punching.
A kid's version might turn out to be a cool upgrade of the
inflatable "bop the clown" punching bags we all grew up
Sort of like this but filled with helium and made of mylar
Less comical looking though. Although for kids this might be ok. [doctorremulac3, Jun 12 2014]
||Don't you want some inertia, so you know when your punch connects?
||This would essentially be shadow boxing
with a moving target. I primarily do shadow boxing
for my cardio between
weight sets and one thing I'm not very good at is
maneuvering while doing it. You're supposed to sort
of dance around like you're really fighting and punch
the air. You end up looking like somebody suffering
from delirium tremens swatting at imaginary bats or
something. Moving around at random without
hit is just kind of counter intuitive to me. This would
actually give the person something to focus on.
||I really like this idea. If nothing else at least for an
update of the kids inflatable boxing bag. I think kids
would love this. Great for birthday parties and such.
||Ah... you know I read this as 'Heinlein filled', wondered how you were going to that :)
||HEINEKEN filled Mylar Balloons. Beer Balloons. Hmmm,
don't drink but if I did I would love em. Maybe too
||As for the original idea, I think it's rather punchy, and
a good one. +