I have owned a couple of other stands from Everlast and this one, though decent in the end , was a lil disappointing, for starters the steel is more flimsy than my others and the whole thing had a kind of thrown together feeling not your usual Everlast quality, out of the box , you DO NOT get the nice chin up bar you see, which is why I chose this one, you get a very cheap looking straight bar, my pushup bars didnt even match the picture and had a tore grip, assembly is straight forward which would be nice if the parts did not fit so poorly, one of my uprights that another reviewer mentioned ,had a mounting plate welded so crooked that it could not be used without replacement.
once fully assembled, I began to mount my 100lb bag, this is when I discovered the pulleys were loose and improperly ran from the factory, after this is fixed, the bag does hang to low and Im 5 foot 7, my fix? use the pulley system to hoist the bag and nothing more when using it at full height, mount bag to safety locking pin, I will give them it was made for the MMA bag but states 100 lb bags can be used.
All this bein said, once its all fixed, with a 100 lb bag, it feels solid and is stable without any weight plates, the chin up bar? I dont like it and at 140lbs, Iam to light to give you a good idea how it might work with a average build guy, hope this helps, perhaps I got one built on a very bad day, as Ive said, NOT what Everlast usually sells.
A note to Everlast,the back weight plate peg is directly under the chin up bar, it would be safer placed just inside the down tube which is shaped perfectly for this placement, since I can get away with no plates, I removed it and placed a plastic plug from Lowes in the hole.