The ultimate speed bag guide

Not sure how to choose the best speed bag platform and which speed bag size is compatible with your The Original Speedbag platform? Check out our ultimate guide and learn which bag sizes to choose for different platform diameters:

Speed Bag Size Guide

How to choose the best speed bag

How to choose the correct speed bag size

We believe that the optimal bagging session requires the correct choice of your speed bag. It is related to the diameter of your speed bag drum to guarantee the best performance.

Indeed, a bag bigger than the maximum compatibility might have an incorrect and irregular bounce that could compromise your boxing training session. And, when the point of impact of the speed ball is too close to the edge of the rebound surface, the speed bag drum may tend to absorb the vibrations less.

For these reasons, we provide you with the maximum and optimal dimensions for your speed bag compatible with each board diameter, in order to help you choose the most suitable one for your needs.

For a speed ball platform with a diameter of 20″, it is possible to choose a speed bag up to the size of 9” x 6“, however, for an ideal stylistic choice, we recommend opting for a smaller size.

The 24″ speed ball platform is very versatile and allows you to use various models optimally, such as the standard 9” x 6”, but also smaller or larger speed bag sizes, up to 11” x 8”.

While on a 30″ speed bag platform, it is possible to use speed bags available in stores of almost all sizes, although we always suggest choosing a size smaller than the maximum, even if it is not mandatory.

Choosing the Type of Wood 

We at The Original Speedbag offer a selection of solid wood that is the result of careful research for the best long-lasting wood. The result is a range of the best woods to respect The Original Speedbag’s Quality Standards for an excellent boxing equipment for  your gym, home gym, your garage and even on the outside.

After a few years of working together, we have started a collaboration with a sawmill of our trust located in the province of Brescia in Northern Italy, ran by young and enterprising guys just like us. This collaboration allows us to access boards with very special costs and thicknesses that are unique on the market in order to offer speed bag platforms at highly competitive prices.

Let’s take a closer look at the Solid Woods in our range, from the most economical to our top of the line:

How to choose the best Speed Bag Platform wood

speed bag beech wood
05. Beech
Beech is the best compromise between quality and price. It’s light-colored and has a simple and linear grain, ideal for interior environments. Its impact, torsion and wear resistance makes it an interesting wood from a mechanical point of view.
European ash wood
04. European Ash
Ash is another light-colored wood that is very resistant but flexible, in fact it is often used to make sport equipment that requires great mechanical strength. Its regular veins make it a fine and linear wood
European oak wood
03. European Oak
Let's move on to European Oak, a versatile wood, very hard and particularly durable. Its irregular veins with its characteristic streaks make it a wood with a high aesthetic value.
European cherry wood
02. European Cherry
Cherry is a very recognizable wood: it has a dark color with shades that strongly tend towards red and with irregular and curvilinear veins. It has a remarkable resistance to humidity and it's often used for high-end furniture.
walnut wood speed bag splatform
01. Italian Walnut
The finest wood in our range. Thanks to our collaboration with the sawmill we can offer it at one of the most competitive prices on the market. Walnut is a dark wood, with very visible, articulated and unique veins. The strength, hardness and stability of this wood make it the top choice for your striking bag training.

Varnishing Our Boards

Our varnishing guarantees the best resistance to the rebound surface, in order to make it fully protected against the multiple hits of the speed bag for years and years.

Varnishing is a fundamental phase to make the speed bag platforms resistant and long-lasting. We use multiple highly durable varnish coats to protect the wood from woodworms, external agents, moisture, dust and more.

Varnishing does not only protect the wood, but it also brings out its natural colour, making it more alive. After it’s carefully applied, the varnish looks almost glazed, giving a beautiful shiny finish to the speed bag board.
In this way, we ensure that every platform we make is protected and long-lasting, while also maximizing the natural beauty of the solid wood.

The wood strips are glued together with a particularly strong type of glue, selected in order to put them firmly together like a welding, guaranteeing an extreme resistance and a perfect rebounce to the speed bag.

How to choose the best speed bag platform

Our Brackets for your Speed Bag Platform

Our Speed Bag Brackets are designed to guarantee the best stability and vibration absorption, in this way, the sound will truly be magnificent!

Made of high-quality iron, the mechanical stability of their structure has been achieved by studying the best positioning of anchor bolts, ensuring the most complete absorption of vibrations from the drum.

Another important feature that makes our brackets unique is that one stage of their creation is completely dedicated to the sound processing of the iron through the use of special sound-proof foam.

Your bracket will be coated with a resistant matte black varnish that, in addition to protecting it, will give it an elegant touch.
Our speed bag brackets are manufactured by a specialized company in our Province and it’s subjected to The Original Speedbag’s Quality Standars to ensure maximum stability.

How to choose the best speed bag platform

Bracket LITE North America

Our Bracket LITE is especially designed for North America, with a distance of 16 inches from hole to hole in order to be compatible with North American wall studs. In this way you can easily mount
your station with a bracket that will ensure the maximum stability of your speed bag platform.


Bracket LITE Standard

If you live in the rest of the world you will receive the Standard model of the Bracket LITE, equally stable and resistant. Its mechanical structure has been revisited to guarantee the total absorption of vibration and a magnificent and harmonious sound to your speed bag platform.

Choose your Swivel

With our platform, you have the option to choose between a Standard Professional Speed Bag Swivel or a Special Swivel from The Thrasher House, a company with which we collaborate located in Texas. These special swivels are made of high-performance polyurethane resin, with a core ball and a paracord T-hook, making them the best speed bag swivel available on the market.


Standard Professional Speed Bag Swivel for Boxing


EVO 14P by The Thrasher House

Inside the Package

Here is a list of all the components that you will find inside the pallet box that you will receive with your Speed Bag Platform.
You’ll just have to receive it, assemble it and finally enjoy your striking bag sessions!

The product
Speed Bag Platform
Sound-Proof Bracket
Speed Bag Swivel
Anchor bolts (Bracket to Drum)
Screws for your swivel
Ratchet Wrench
Certificate of Authenticity

Maintenance of your Speed Bag Board

A The Original Speed Bag platform doesn’t require any special maintenance, it’s only necessary to wipe a wool cloth on its surface without using any products to have a dusted and completely shiny Speed Bag Board.

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