A Beginners Guide to Cornhole Bags

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Many Cornhole tournaments and leagues require players to bring along their own bags for the games. Bags are made from a variety of materials ranging from vinyl to canvas. Each bag is built with the desired level of durability to withstand the abuse Cornhole can dish out. Here’s a brief description of each bag and some benefits you can expect when using it.

If you don’t have your own bags, you might want to think about purchasing one. The All-weather bag is ideal for people who love Cornhole but don’t like lugging around heavy bags. This one goes into the small plastic poly pellets that come with most cornhole sets. One of the big benefits to Professional Cornhole bags is their overall durability.

Most professional console players prefer a board that weights at least twenty-five pounds. The boards you find at most stores are typically between twenty-five and thirty pounds, which is perfect for a beginner. The board must weigh at least twenty-five pounds because most cornhole bags are sized to hold up to forty pounds. With this in mind, the board must weigh at least twenty-five pounds in order for you to be able to bring it around the backyard console table. If the board weighs less than twenty-five pounds, you run the risk of injuring your back while carrying the bag around.

There are many varieties of bags, styles and options for all-weather play, but there are only two that have the weight restrictions mentioned above. The heaviest bag is usually reserved for the tournament and freestyle game. These boards vary between three and five pounds. Because these boards aren’t meant to handle much weight, they have to have reinforced sides and bottoms in order to withstand the wear and tear of a game played on the same surface all day.

All-weather bags can also be used with cornhole boards that have a soft, non-all-terrain base. This board can have either a polyethylene core or a plastic base in order to withstand the wear on a sunny day and still float during high winds. The corn residue on the boards isn’t as likely to cause the board to fly off if it isn’t supported by a strong base. Cornhole bags made with a resin-filled bag are more likely to stay in place and protect the corn kernels than bags made with a polyethylene/plastic core.

The best boards for playing cornhole are generally made with a combination of heavy duty plastic and a sturdy resin-filled bag. Resin-filled bags are great for all-round use, but plastic-filled bags work best on boards that are particularly heavy or have a non-flat surface. Cornhole boards made from heavy maple or cedar will work best with plastic-filled bags because the corn will weigh down the bag rather than the board.

Cornhole players who like to bring extra supplies with them will be happier with bags with an internal pocket that allows them to tuck their cell phones, water bottle, and other small items in, while still keeping the bag attached to the board. Some cornhole bags even have small side pockets where cell phones and other personal items can be stowed, making it easier for players to carry their gear.