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How To Throw Cornhole Bags

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The new cornhole season is upon us and the weather couldn't be nicer. As temperatures start to hit the 60's and 70's, more and more people are starting to play at parks across the U.S. With competition growing, it's time to start honing your skills. Here are some useful tips on how to toss the bean bags in order to get the advantage over your peers.

 

1. Angle is everything. Depending on how you prefer to toss the cornhole bags, you need to consider the slickness of the board. Throwing at a low angle will cause the bags to hit the boards and slide right off. Throwing at a high angle will cause the bags to land on the board and stick. Getting the right angle will allow you to hit the board and have the bag slide towards the hole. 

2. The type of toss. There are a lot of people who create their own style of throwing a cornhole bag. From under hand to even over hand, the way you throw it will impact how the bean bags slide on the board. Here are a few different variations you can try.

A. Standard Palm Throw - Probably the most common cornhole toss as it involves places the bags flat in your palm and underhanding it towards the oponents boards. If you toss it right, you shouldn't have much spin and as the bag hits the board flat, it will slide towards the hole. This is the easiest of the throws and the only thing you will need to work on is arch.

B. The Sacramento Sling - This cornhole technique involves pinching a corner of the bag and tossing it. There is a lot of spin on this throw and can be just as deadly as the standard cornhole throw.

C. The Omaha Overhead - This is not the most practical toss unless your a basketball player. In this technique you will wad up the cornhole bag and shoot it overhand. Typicall the arc of the bag toss will be high and cause it not to slide that mush so accuracy is everything.

 

In the end you can quickly make your own style and if proven effective, people will adapt and start using your throw. If you're new to the game, start with the standard toss to get the feeling down and then expand into your own creativity. Happy Cornholing!

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