Century Sparring Bob ® is the best sparring partner money can buy! A great partner for sparring techniques or target training. Sparring BOB ® is a full size lifelike mannequin.
- Unique design takes up less space than original BOB®.
- “Skin” is constructed of high-strength plastisol.
- Inner cavity is filled with high-density urethane foam.
- Base can be filled with sand or water and weighs approx. 270 lbs.
- 7 height adjustments from 150cm to 200cm.
- Base included.
- One year limited warranty.
- Made in the USA for a man who has everything.
Due to sand been heavier than water we recommend you fill the base of your sparring bob with sand to avoid any movement of the unit when in use.
Customer Reviews for Century Sparring Bob Freestanding Punch Bag
4 out of 5 Not as soft as I thougt
From Newitts to Stuttgart Germany in only 3 days.
Seems to be a great training-tool. Happily the face is not as soft as I thougt. I like to punch it, feels good.
The dummy could stand a little stronger, with every hit, it wobbles around.
4 out of 5 kicking bob
Newitts Verified Purchase (28 Jun 2016)
Excellent buy. Cheapest one we could find. Screws on the back are a but filmsy but overall satisfied with the buy
5 out of 5 century bob
Newitts Verified Purchase (30 May 2016)
A bit expensive for what it is but cheapest I could find online. Excellent product. Only issue is that screws need to be tightened after every workout as they can work loose but otherwise it's a great way to burn calories and dish out a good beating when you've had a bad day lol. Great service from Newitts too!
5 out of 5 Great fun
Newitts Verified Purchase (27 May 2016)
This is a really great product, it's perfect for practising accuracy, speed and combo's, not as good as a heavy bag for practising power punches although when filled with sand it would stand up to most punches and kicks. Helps with fitness and tucks away in a corner once finished. It has lots of height adjustments so is great for accuracy at different levels.
Cons Head is abit small Moves across the floor and turns when hit hard Torso is very solid so can put force on your forearms if hit hard Expensive but probably is the best on the market
5 out of 5 bob freestantding bag
Newitts Verified Purchase (27 Mar 2016)
bob arrived to my home in perfectly conditins , it is a good training bag and the price is very good for what i purchased , so i suggest others to buy it here from newitts.com because you didn0t find another place with a lower price all around the europe.
luca from italy
5 out of 5 Perfect service
I read the reviews but I was not ready for the speed of deliver for such a large item. Glad I went with Newitts and also saved £40. The Sparring Bob is awesome. just don't try filling it with wet sand as it takes for ever!! dry sand or water. :) Enjoy
5 out of 5 Quality Piece of Kit
Newitts Verified Purchase (5 Oct 2015)
I was bought this for Christmas 2014-2015. I use this punch bag whenever I can, often 4-5 times a week. The contact you feel when you punch is the closest thing you can get to sparring or competing. I filled mine up with water, It is heavy enough but is useful to shift around and empty easily if needed. Adding sand would make it incredible heavy, either way it is sturdy. The only negative I can think of is it can moves round in angles slightly when punching with frequency, they're must be a way to solve it but I am not creative enough. Mine is on top of a mat though so it may be due to that. The height changing is decent although the shorting it is the sturdier. Overall though, great piece of equipment for boxers or keep fitters to get endless endless amounts of enjoyment out of.
2 out of 5 DISAPPOINTED, BUT PROBABLY JUST UNLUCKY
Newitts Verified Purchase (29 May 2015)
Delivery was great, product looked great and it was relatively easy to set up and fill. I had read the excellent reviews, and I was probably just unlucky. It was fine until - unfortunately after about three weeks (just using it a couple of times a week), the screws popped off, and one screw brought the casing out with it, so couldn't be put back. Newitts were fantastic and, with our photographic evidence, arranged for the the item to be picked up and are issuing a full refund.
5 out of 5 Performs exactly as expected
Newitts Verified Purchase (13 May 2015)
The BOB's an excellent target, providing opportunities to practise precision striking and adjusts to a wide range of heights. If the base is filled all the way with water, it will only topple if you attack while advancing your full weight (doing a similar thing to a heavy bag would cause it to swing away from you and then past your head as you advanced). Great for training styles that rely on hitting a target hard and accurately, but not going to resist a flying side kick or a full-body charge. 1-year warranty is also readily fulfilled if there's any damage to the product while you're using it.
5 out of 5 Incredible product
Newitts Verified Purchase (24 Apr 2015)
I love my sparring Bob! It's so much better than a punch bag. My only suggestion is fill the base with DRY sand. Water doesn't make it heavy enough and it moves and builders sand is far too moist to fill Bob in any suitable time. Dry sand just goes straight in like dream.
2 out of 5 Good service from Newitts but disappointing product
Newitts Verified Purchase (3 Mar 2015)
Can't fault Newitts as delivery was flawless. Always wanted a Century Bob and read a hundred reviews before buying, but alas I'm disappointed. The base filling process is laborious to say the least and when you start using it you realise it wasn't worth the effort as, no matter how heavy you make the base, Bob rocks around like a weeble wobble making a hell of a noise in the process. I'm not exactly a heavyweight boxer at 12 stone (and I'm not even a boxer) so I'd imagine the problem would be even worse for a big hitter. Had I known I'd have bought a rival product for half the price instead of paying a premium for what I thought was the best of the best.
5 out of 5 Solidly put together.
Newitts Verified Purchase (25 Feb 2015)
A little bit more expensive than some free standing sparring partners but the extra cost is well worth it. Much more robust than some other models. Two months of daily abuse now and no signs of damage or cracking of material. Highly recommended.
5 out of 5 Excellent
This is a great bit of kit. Very quick delivery by Newitts and cheapest on the net. Overall very happy.
5 out of 5 Cracking piece of kit - first class delivery
Newitts Verified Purchase (17 Dec 2014)
Great bag, pretty realistic and more motivational for me to have a human form target. You don't need the XL for boxing type training. Easy to set up - the screws at the back (6 of them) are a bit fiddly but base a cinch to fill. Quality product.
Best price I could find and delivery was swift, comms were great and I'd buy from here if you're in the market for one.
5 out of 5 Great bit of kit - great supplier too.
Best price on the Web for UK. Delivered swiftly. Easy to set up. Great to hit and train with. Recommended.
4 out of 5 Bob
Newitts Verified Purchase (7 Sep 2014)
Excellent punch bag only fault with it is they could have made the hole bigger to fill it with sand !
5 out of 5 excellent
Newitts Verified Purchase (31 Jan 2014)
really fast delivery, low price , a great kickboxing training tool would recommend for all martial arts and similar sports!
5 out of 5 Good All-Round
Newitts Verified Purchase (6 Jan 2014)
Very good product that handles vigorous use well. Came in good time and was a very competitive price. Absolutely no complaints at all. Recommended.
5 out of 5 Century Bob
Newitts Verified Purchase (8 Nov 2013)
I practice Escrima, Muay Thai, Wing Chun Jiu Jitsu and BJJ and bought this to train accuracy of techniques for the first 3 of these martial arts. The Bob is perfect for this giving you a real target to train on whatever areas you want from the waist up. Was easy to put together and when filled is pretty sterdy. Only thing wrong is it would be even better with arms and legs or at least a target to practice low kicks. Still well worth the money though and Newitts sell it at least £40 cheaper than anywhere else I've seen.
5 out of 5 Quality shows
Bought Bob from Newitts as was best price on web as far as I could see. Saw it at 14.30 on the Monday it had arrived by Tuesday lunch time. Upon unpacking it is simplicity itself to assemble having just three parts: Bob himself, the base and the bit Bob is fastened to by 6 bolts. Once assembled it's time to fill the base with either water or sand. I prefer sand. I bought Kiln Dried paving sand as this is very dry and simply pours in using a funnel. I used 6 bags but I think I might need more. Using sharp or builders' sand might be more problematic if it is even slightly damp. You8 need dry sand so that it pours in. Took me about an hour to fill it. Bob does move when you punch him but then I haven't met an opponent or even heavy bag that doesn't... All-in-all an expensive but excellent purchase and I shall be spending many happy hours punching, slapping and grabbing Bob! Recommended.
5 out of 5 Century BOB
Newitts Verified Purchase (10 Oct 2013)
This is an excellent product and well worth the money. BOB moves around a lot when I punch and kick him but I like this maneuverability. If I wanted it stationary I could always fill it with sand and not water. With a good pair of gloves BOB is an excellent punching partner and I train with it several times a week. Superb buy.
5 out of 5 Quality punch!!
This is the best punch opponent bag in the world, and it arrived with me in less than 24 hours. If you like punching people this is as near as you will ever get and punch bags are no comparison at all, you can even get it to move around the floor a little when you get good.
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