The floor to ceiling ball, also known as the double-end bag, is an air-filled ball suspended by elastic cords from the floor and ceiling. Varying in shape and size depending on the boxer’s intended training objectives:
- The larger size ball is suited for beginners, being easier to punch at due to the larger and slower target as the cords are not tight.
- The smaller ball will move faster, difficult target to hit due to the size and speed from the tightened cords. This ball is suitable for experienced boxers training to improve speed and accuracy when punching.
- Floor to ceiling balls vary in shape such as the peanut shaped or connected top and bottom balls offering head and body targets.
- Tear drop shaped floor to ceiling balls allow the boxer to focus on angled punches such as hooks and uppercuts.
The tension of the cords effect the movement speed after being struck, if the cord tension is tight the ball will be rebound faster than the cord being slack making the ball move slower.