I'm building a grappling dummy

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ninja9578 Regular 92 posts
I made a skeleton out of pvc piping and heavy duty chothesline rope and everything locks perfectly. I put some padding on his body so that he's kind of beefed up, but only weighs about thirty pounds. Any ideas of how to raise the weight up by about a hundred pounds? Also, what do you think would be a good (cheap) head that I can drop elbows on?
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spider Regular 235 posts
So how did this go? Can dummies be good, or do they have to cost ridiculous amounts and look disturbingly like a 'companion'?
ejharte Spectator 23 posts
try cheap weights from your local car boot fair or market(to make it heavier). try an old football or rugby as a head.
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ejharte Spectator 23 posts
one of my mates from jj said some old pillows sown together would be good enough. You could always use a gullable mate or dad.
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domn8 Spectator 15 posts
I'd love to construct such a thing, butr my GF would think i was trying some kind of frankenstein type experiment to replace her. And would be even more distressed when i started mounting it.
Robsco 1319 posts
heh, it's all about the dedication!
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domn8 Spectator 15 posts
After reading this thread i actually started having a look at grappling dummies and have now decided i really want one. Does anyone actually own one or use one in training? "Rodney" seems a popular one from blitz sports but will set you back £140, also if you type submission master on youtube there is an awesome dummy but this is only available in the U.S.
I'd pay £140 for Rodney if i thought it was useful as a serious training tool and for pumping out endless reps of triangles/arm bars/transitions etc.
spider Regular 235 posts
I too looked for grappling dummies obviously. The Rodney thing is a waste of money, it would be like wrestling with loosely stuffed clothes. Submission Master looks good but as you said, expensive and only available in the states.
domn8 Spectator 15 posts
hmmm. anyone actually used one with an opinion?
ejharte Spectator 23 posts
Never used one, never needed one, making one had crossed my mind, never had the time to make it. I feel they are crazily priced you could knock up one to the specification that YOU want, rather than what someone else wants for a fraction of a price.
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