Guidelines on Bettering Your Cornhole Game

Cornhole game

The dictionary describes cornhole as a game which is grounded on one premise; get a beanbag weighing about a pound through a hole in a cornhole board. It sounds pretty simple with this definition. Well, it is not that easy more so if you want to be the winner and not just toss a cornhole bag randomly. There are multiple elements which will work against your favor when playing cornhole and see your bag not land anywhere near the hole.

Thankfully, official cornhole bags and boards are readily available and are quite inexpensive. As such, you can get them and start practicing before your next barbecue or get together. The following are some tips from the pros to take your game skills to the next level and wow everyone at your cornhole game.

Have Your Bag Lying Flat

Most cornhole players have their bags punched up before they throw them. This will, however, make the bags tumble over themselves as they are thrown towards the board. Besides, it will be harder for you to release the bag from your hand in a straight throw. The ideal choice is to have the bag lying flat on your palm with your thumb on top of it and four fingers below. You should also grip it loosely like you would a sandwich or Frisbee.

Use a Double-Sided Bag

You might start your game with generic cornhole bags but as you grow the best choice is a double-sided bag. This is after all what pros use. These bags have a canvas side which allows the bag to gain speed fast and a suede side which sticks to the cornhole board.  You will, therefore, build your defense by slowing one bag on the board with its considerable friction allowing you to push your other bag into the hole.

Find the Best Throwing Stance for Your Game

There are two standard throwing postures in cornhole. You will either stand still while using your arm for a throw or take a step so that you gain momentum for your throw. None of these stances is better than the other. The ideal choice is to try both when starting then settle on the one which works best for you then perfect it.

Maintain Smooth Movements

Kid playing cornhole game

In a cornhole game, the best choice is to keep your movements controlled and smooth. Leave the theatrics for other sports. Have smooth front and back swings and deliveries. Jerky movements will only distort the direction and strength of your bag’s flow.

Leave Your Other Hand Free

When playing cornhole, most people also have a round of drinks. You should, however, put down your drink and maintain a free hand when throwing your bag to minimize the distractions which might cause a loss of the balance of your throw. Sip your drink between your throws and put it down when it is time to toss the bag.

Cornhole is undeniably the most enjoyable game currently for all ages. The above strategies are designed to not only improve your body’s exercise when engaging in the game but also guarantee a win. If you hone your skills, who knows, you might become the next professional cornhole player.

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