My boys want to play football. For now, they stick with flag football and other sports, but boys being boys, they want to tackle just about anything they can find. Each other is a popular target. We tried the inflatable options, but even the best of those could not stand up to even an afternoon of abuse. Time to get serious. Yes, these tackle dummies are expensive. And yes, it is a riot watching 10 year olds trying to move 75+ lbs. But, not only can they beat on this with everything they have and it still looks new, but it is safer and provides a softer landing than any other option we've tried. If you've got boys who like to roughhouse, these are a great way to let them expend energy while keeping the play safe. Lets give it a few years and see how it stands up. I'm also a bit worried about when they leave it out in the rain. But, given the month or so we've had it already, it shows no signs of wear with the boys giving it all they have. Perhaps that will change when they get big enough to start throwing it around the yard, but somehow I don't think that will do much either. Great product.
Chris, Father of Boys