Play media Video of four players circle kicking Circle kicking is the most common game played with a footbag, and is often what people mean when they use the term "hacky sack". Players stand in a circle and keep the bag moving around the circle, with the goal of keeping the bag from touching the ground. There are a variety of terms used by different groups of players to note when the footbag has been touched by every member of the circle. The game starts when one player picks up the sack and tosses it to the chest of another player, who allows it to fall to their feet so they can kick it, and play begins. Play continues until the sack falls to the ground, then a player picks up the sack and the game resumes.
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Play media Video of four players circle kicking Circle kicking is the most common game played with a footbag, and is often what people mean when they use the term "hacky sack". Players stand in a circle and keep the bag moving around the circle, with the goal of keeping the bag from touching the ground. There are a variety of terms used by different groups of players to note when the footbag has been touched by every member of the circle. The game starts when one player picks up the sack and tosses it to the chest of another player, who allows it to fall to their feet so they can kick it, and play begins.
Play continues until the sack falls to the ground, then a player picks up the sack and the game resumes. The object of the game is to keep the sack off the ground for as long as possible. Circle kick is generally accompanied by an unwritten set of etiquette guidelines designed to keep the game fun, friendly, and open to everyone including new players.
The most basic rule is to respect all other players. Some other general guidelines include picking up the footbag after you drop it or kick it away, rather than having someone else retrieve it; not serving the footbag to yourself; not spitting in the circle; and not hogging the footbag often called jestering, or the player may be called a hack-hog and making sure to pass the bag to players who have not gotten it recently.
Most circles are very open to new players and will not ostracize anyone for being less coordinated or well practiced than the rest. Some circles have an unwritten rule that there is no apologizing when a person drops the footbag.
This guideline is designed to keep the new players from feeling as if it is their fault that the game is slow, and it keeps the experienced players from having to constantly reassure the new players that it is not their fault. Variations on circle kicking are numerous and spontaneously created.
The ending position of the footbag on one trick becomes the starting position of the footbag on the next trick. Tricks are created by combining different components between contacts with the bag contacts can be either stalls or kicks, though stalls are more frequent.
Contacts are usually on the inside of the foot behind the opposite support leg Clipper Stall or on the toe, however, many inventive possibilities remain and are used to create an endless list of tricks. A partial list of freestyle footbag tricks can be found at the official Footbag WorldWide Information Service.
Players can choreograph routines to music, alone or in pairs, executing difficult moves in sync with the music—the result is something like a cross between rhythmic gymnastics and figure skating.
This game combines elements of tennis , badminton , and volleyball. The court dimensions and layout are similar to those of badminton; the scoring is similar to the old scoring system in volleyball a player must be serving to score ; and serves must be diagonal, as in tennis.
Footbag net games can be played to 11 or 15 points, although the winners must win by at least two points. Rallies in footbag net look a lot like volleyball e. Play in footbag net is very similar to Sepak Takraw. The most successful footbag doubles team, multiple world champions and innovators Martin Sladek and Tomas Tucek Eric Wulff executing a Roll spike at the Green Cup, San Francisco Basse An old Norwegian foot bag game reminiscent of bag ball, where a player defends their circle.
Usually, there are five to six players - where everyone plays against everyone. The aim of the game is for a player to defend their own field while attempting to land the Basse inside the field of an opponent. Footbag Golf  A game in which a player must kick the bag towards a designated target 18 inches in diameter and 18 inches off the ground while navigating the course.
A course is usually made up of 9 or 18 holes, and the distance between the tee and target varies from hole to hole. The game can include any number of players. A player begins a hole by teeing off from a six foot by six foot box by tossing the bag in the air and kicking it with the intention of getting the footbag as close to the target as possible. Where the footbag lands and comes to a complete stop is called the lie.
After all players have teed off, the player furthest from the target marks the lie and tosses the bag for another kick. All kicks must be made behind the lie and a player cannot move past the lie until the kick is completed.
Once all the players have successfully kicked their bags into the target, they may move on to the next hole. One of the players performs any freestyle move they choose, then passes it on to the next player who then attempts to perform the same move. If the player performs the move correctly then that they perform a different move of their choice and then pass it on. If they fail to do the move then they get a letter "H" if they miss again on the next round they get an "O" and passes it on to the next player who chooses a new trick.
Once a player spells the word "Horse" they are out. Kick Back A game at which a player can kick the footbag against the backstop of a handball court, alone or with others. It needs a very firm footbag to bounce back. A simple score can be kept or not. Killer A game similar to War. The hacky sack is kicked around and after a certain number of kicks, a player can kick the sack at another player, trying to peg them. If the hacky sack hits them they are out unless they can hack the sack back in to the circle before it hits the ground.
Self-serving, tossing the sack to yourself, is often banned in this game and if done the round is stopped and the rule breaker is pegged, thrown, with the sack. Knockout A game that can be played with any number of players, in which players are eliminated by failure to hit the hack.
If the hack lands drastically out of range of any player, then the player who kicked it out of bounds is eliminated. Some groups can apply a more strict rule where, when the hack drops, any player who lifts their foot off the ground in an attempt to kick it is eliminated. Number Catch A game where any number of players best played with 3 or 4 have to alternate turns hitting the footbag as many times as possible and must catch it for the points to count if the bag is dropped the player must subtract the points from their score.
This game may be played to a certain score or a certain time to get as many points as possible. Numbers A game in which players form a circle and the person who starts kicks the hack once.
Then the second person kicks it twice and so on and so forth. If the hack touches the ground before the player achieves their number, the player gets one chance to start where they left off. If the player does not achieve their number, they pass the footbag on to the next player, and if they achieve that number the previous player is out.
Shark A game where two or more players can play. The goal is to hit the sack a previously set number of times before a player catches it and says: "shark. If a player is hit, the player is out or has a point that goes against their score. Last player standing wins.
When a player says "shark," the others players can move only one foot once to reposition themself. It is common to use that one move to dodge the sack. War A game for any number of players. The footbag is served and after a predetermined number usually 3 of kicks whether by one person, or collectively as a group everyone tries to catch it. The person who catches the footbag throws it at one of the other players who try to either dodge or catch it. If the footbag hits someone they are out, but if they catch it the person who threw it is out.
The game can be played with any number of outs.
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In competition, there are several different freestyle events. Much like figure skating, players are given scores for technical and artistic merit. These scores take into account choreography, difficulty, variety, and execution. At the open level, singles routines are 2 minutes long, doubles routines 3 minutes; at the intermediate level and in women category, routines are 90 seconds. Competitors have to execute as many unique, difficult tricks in a 30 second period as possible.
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