Original Hacky Sack

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It may sound like some newfangled type of sushi, but the mind-numbingly addictive Hacky Sack has actually been around in the good old US of A since the early 70s. It all began when, having shunned the world's favourite sport (football) in favour of some girlie form of rugby league (gridiron), our ingenious friends across the pond set about inventing a device which allowed them to exploit the only element of soccer that genuinely held their interest. And that, dear friends, was Keepy-Uppy. Yes folks, scoring a screamer from 40 yards was nothing compared to completing 20 consecutive headers followed by 100 Pele-style knee-ups.

Hacky Sack in hand

You see spherical balls just didn't do it for the Americans, so they came up with the Hacky Sack – a small, hand-sewn beanbag (or "footbag") that could be kicked about in a highly acrobatic fashion. The only goal was (and still is) to keep the Hacky Sack off the ground without using your hands. Amazingly, Hacky Sacks soon became as big a part of 70s' American youth culture as Hershey Bars, Kiss and knee-high tube socks, and before long the National Hacky Sack Association was born. No, really.

Hacky Sack jumper

And now, thanks to your good friends at Firebox, the Hacky Sack is back and better than ever. But before all you cynics out there start giggling, we'd like to point out that this little bag of beans is, without doubt, one of the most shockingly addictive playthings we've ever seen. Possessing that all-important "one more go" factor in spades, the Hacky Sack has got us totally obsessed. It's fantastic to play with friends in a circle and see how long you can keep it aloft. You can also set up a net, volley ball-style, and boot the thing back and forth. On your own the possibilities for fun are truly endless. Apparently, advanced freestylers even choreograph their Hacky Sack routines to music. And no, we're not making it up!

Hacky Sacks are once again taking the world by storm, and if you don't believe us contact the IFC – the International Footbag Committee, or check out www.footbag.org. So there!

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    Description

    It may sound like some newfangled type of sushi, but the mind-numbingly addictive Hacky Sack has actually been around in the good old US of A since the early 70s. It all began when, having shunned the world's favourite sport (football) in favour of some girlie form of rugby league (gridiron), our ingenious friends across the pond set about inventing a device which allowed them to exploit the only element of soccer that genuinely held their interest. And that, dear friends, was Keepy-Uppy. Yes folks, scoring a screamer from 40 yards was nothing compared to completing 20 consecutive headers followed by 100 Pele-style knee-ups.

    Hacky Sack in hand

    You see spherical balls just didn't do it for the Americans, so they came up with the Hacky Sack – a small, hand-sewn beanbag (or "footbag") that could be kicked about in a highly acrobatic fashion. The only goal was (and still is) to keep the Hacky Sack off the ground without using your hands. Amazingly, Hacky Sacks soon became as big a part of 70s' American youth culture as Hershey Bars, Kiss and knee-high tube socks, and before long the National Hacky Sack Association was born. No, really.

    Hacky Sack jumper

    And now, thanks to your good friends at Firebox, the Hacky Sack is back and better than ever. But before all you cynics out there start giggling, we'd like to point out that this little bag of beans is, without doubt, one of the most shockingly addictive playthings we've ever seen. Possessing that all-important "one more go" factor in spades, the Hacky Sack has got us totally obsessed. It's fantastic to play with friends in a circle and see how long you can keep it aloft. You can also set up a net, volley ball-style, and boot the thing back and forth. On your own the possibilities for fun are truly endless. Apparently, advanced freestylers even choreograph their Hacky Sack routines to music. And no, we're not making it up!

    Hacky Sacks are once again taking the world by storm, and if you don't believe us contact the IFC – the International Footbag Committee, or check out www.footbag.org. So there!

     

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    Getting Started

    The goal is to keep the Hacky Sack footbag off the ground without using your hands. Once you've mastered the basic kicks you can enjoy playing solo, with a partner or in a footbag circle group - all the while improving your eye-foot coordination!

    Kicking

    The most important thing is to relax. Drop the Hacky Sack and try to kick it with the inside of your foot - turn your ankle so the inside of your foot is as flat as possible. With practise this should become fairly easy - just remember to keep your foot FLAT.

    Insider Tips

    1. Slow down. It's easy to react too fast. Bring your foot up, lifting smoothly, and "bump" the footbag.
    2. Keep your eye on the footbag. If you focus on the footbag as it falls below your waist, you'll have an easier time kicking.
    3. Learn to kick with both feet.
    4. Wearing shoes is advisable. It's next to impossible to play barefoot or in sandals. Try tennis shoes.

    Kicking With Friends

    One you can kick a few times, try playing with friends. Once you have three or more people together, you've got a footbag circle. It works really well because those bad kicks off to the sides begin to look like intentional passes. Eight people is about the maximum number for a decent circle where everyone gets to have a kick fairly often.

    Hacky Sack Etiquette

    1. Never catch the footbag in your hand.
    2. When starting a rally, never drop the bag to yourself. Give a 'courtesy toss' to another player.
    3. Beware of monopolising the footbag. Kick a few and pass to someone else.
    4. Don't apologise if you miss the footbag. Everyone messes up now and again!

     

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