John Golomb Kangaroo Striking Speed Bag 4200
Back after 50 years. This striking bag is old school, boxing martial arts equipment made from the finest Australian top-grain Kangaroo leather. Once kangaroo was the standard preferred leather for the top professional striking bags. Its strength and light weight made it the most desirable material for the strongest and fastest bags in the world. Because of unique qualities kangaroo was the leather of choice for many sporting goods products, such as track, football and baseball shoes and even baseball gloves. In the early 1960’s because of their high desirability, kangaroos were over hunted and became an endangered species. As a result to preserve them they were banned by the United States for use in manufacturing. In the intervening years, top quality bags were made with kidskin or cowhide. The striking bag was never the same until now.
When John Golomb ran the striking bag production at Everlast in 1978 the Bronx factory made 6000 bags a week. The top professional striking bag Model 4200 retailed for $ 44. In today’s dollars that would be $ 250.
Top quality Australian Kangaroo Leather * 100% nylon lined * fully leather welted * Kevlar reinforced hanger for extra durability
Model 4204 Kangaroo Speed Striking Bag (4″ x 7″)
Model 4201 Kangaroo Speed Striking Bag (5″ x 8″)
Model 4200 Kangaroo Speed Striking Bag (9″ x 6″)
This item is custom handmade to order. Allow one to two weeks for delivery.