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CharlesTC
3/13/2008 10:36pm,
I've recently started to try the good ol footbag, and damn, it seems to be a rather good quality workout, moreso than I ever expected.

Anyone else Hack or agree/disagree with it?

I am happy about it because it gets me sweating and I actually enjoy it, so maybe it'll help me out! Am I breaking a sweat cause I am overweight/bad at it?

Opinions Please.

Tanhalen21
3/13/2008 10:40pm,
Every day at lunchtime in high school (all 4 years) me and my friends would play hackysack. Needless to say we got pretty good at it from so much playing and by the end of senior year we would work up a hell of a sweat. I wish more people around me played it, I miss that ****

Emevas
3/13/2008 10:46pm,
A little FYI: hacky sack was originally developed as a knee rehab exercise.

Tanhalen21
3/13/2008 10:52pm,
A little FYI: hacky sack was originally developed as a knee rehab exercise.

And here I thought it was developed by a bunch of stoned hippies with nothing else to do!

Interesting tidbit.

CharlesTC
3/13/2008 11:00pm,
It's tough for me at this point.

It seems that it'd help with coordination and some flexibility. But damn dude, it is beating the **** out of me right now!

Too bad the only people that hack are in some of my college classes, the term is over next week. Hopefully they have the same classes as I do next term! Haha.

Hex
3/13/2008 11:06pm,
I don't think I've hacked since sometime back in the '90s.

It's fun if you actually play with people who know what they're doing (like soccer players). Otherwise, it's a constant cycle of someone kicking the hack and the hack hitting the ground.

CharlesTC
3/13/2008 11:13pm,
I enjoy it even if it's not in the air for long. Just getting that couple hits in seems fun for us. Gotta learn sometime eh?

Tanhalen21
3/14/2008 2:00am,
Another thing it helps with is flexibility. I was never more flexible than when I played hackeysack.

bad credit
3/14/2008 3:12am,
I thought it was originally developed for soccer players to learn passing and ball control skills? My TKD instructor and I use to play all the time. We could keep it going for a little while but there was always some hippy who could keep the bag to himself for minutes at a time and make us look clumsy in the process. Teach and I would then proceed to serve high so the other one could hit the ball out of the air with a spinning or flying kick. If the hippies were gonna ruin our fun, we'd ruin theirs.

A little bit of advice to anyone who plays, espicially with wild kickers like we were; keep your fists clenched, I saw a guy in a game I wasn't in get his pinky dislocated by a kick.

Lefty
3/14/2008 4:45am,
Hacky sack rocks! Its cardio and highly specific movements with footwork, kicks, knees, head butts, rhythm and alive responsiveness! As long as people dont hurt themselves then its an f-ing great warm-up!

CharlesTC
3/14/2008 10:38am,
I thought it was originally developed for soccer players to learn passing and ball control skills? My TKD instructor and I use to play all the time. We could keep it going for a little while but there was always some hippy who could keep the bag to himself for minutes at a time and make us look clumsy in the process. Teach and I would then proceed to serve high so the other one could hit the ball out of the air with a spinning or flying kick. If the hippies were gonna ruin our fun, we'd ruin theirs.

A little bit of advice to anyone who plays, espicially with wild kickers like we were; keep your fists clenched, I saw a guy in a game I wasn't in get his pinky dislocated by a kick.
I read this at http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blhackysack.htm

"
The co-operative kicking sport has ancient origins from China, Thailand, Native America and nearly every country. Hacky Sack or Footbag, as we know it today, is a modern American sport invented in 1972, by John Stalberger and Mike Marshall of Oregon City, Oregon.

Marshall had created a hand-made bean bag, that he was kicking around. Stalberger was recovering from knee surgery and was looking for a fun way to exercise his knees. Together, they called the new game "Hackin' the Sack." The two decided to collaborate and market their new game under the trademark of "Hacky SackŪ".

Mike Marshall died of a heart attack in 1975, at the age of twenty-eight. Stalberger continued with the "Hacky Sack" cause and formed the National Hacky Sack Association. He later sold the rights for the Hacky SackŪ Footbag to Kransco (operating under the Wham-O label), which also manufactured the Frisbee (http://inventors.about.com/library/weekly/aa980218.htm) flying disc.

Following the invention of Hacky Sack (aka Footbag (http://inventors.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://www.footbag.org/footbag.html)), different varieties of the sport have evolved including "Footbag Net" where players volley a Hacky Sack over a 5-foot-high net and "Freestyle Footbag" where players stand in a circle and do tricks with the Hacky Sack while passing it around the circle."

Hex
3/14/2008 10:44am,
Take away the hacky sack, put a gi on this guy, and you're halfway to developing a new form of Bullshido (Hak Sak Do?).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A72jSPEtOJI

BigDaveyB
3/14/2008 11:23am,
Take away the hacky sack, put a gi on this guy, and you're halfway to developing a new form of Bullshido (Hak Sak Do?).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A72jSPEtOJI

No no no, that was his tryout video for River dance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs-Yh-v29QU

Kaoz
3/14/2008 11:32am,
Mike Marshall died of a heart attack in 1975, at the age of twenty-eight.

hmm physically active guy dying of a heart attack at 28 in the late seventies. This could not possibly be drug related

I guess all that fast living and hard partying associated with hacky-sack community took a toll on his body!

Yohan
3/14/2008 11:59am,
I love hackey sack. It's a decent workout, but I wouldn't incorporate it into routine or anything.

It's great for recovery though. if you are sore as hell, just grab the sack and knock it around for 15 minutes or so and you'll feel tons better when you get done.

Tanhalen21
3/14/2008 2:04pm,
"Footbag Net" where players volley a Hacky Sack over a 5-foot-high net
Sounds a lot like a sport I know...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXmjOMUdsPY