Most of us have been searching for quality stress-relief targets all our adult lives. Herewith, a couple of punchless partners who won't wear out before you do.
The plastic-and-foam body of Slam Man (foreground) can take just about any can of whupass you choose to open. Made by Fitness Quest of Canton, Ohio, its height can be adjusted from 64 to 72 inches. A computer in the base controls flashing red lights on its torso and head that indicate where and when to let him have it. The Man retails for $300, including a pair of boxing gloves. Check him out on the Web at www.fitnessquest.com or call 800-321-9236.
Spar Pro is advertised as "the world's first anatomically correct sparring partner." Made by Medical Plastics Laboratory of Gatesville, Texas, Spar Pro is available in a heavyweight model that costs $299 and a middleweight that retails for $289. For more information, call 800-606-7727 or go to www.prolinetraining.com.