For several years now I have been periodically keeping an eye on Craigs List for a cheap Century Bob or Century Bob XL to play with. I wanted a human form since I tend to shy away from the idea of hitting people vs hitting things. In a real fight situation, I would not want to hesitate. So with all the fun I am having with punching in class and the need for me to work on kicks, I decided to just spend the money and get one. I decided on the XL model since I really need to work on my kicks.
It took forever to fill the base with sand, but now I am good to go and I’m finding it’s a good workout just practicing punches. I’m also happy to see I am occasionally naturally hitting with “shuto” (chop) which is a type of chop I used to struggle with in a previous class. I think having the human form with a neck made for easier practice of such a strike.