Cornhole bags

Types of Fillings for Cornhole Bags

You might have already heard about the cornhole game among different circles. This is now the fastest growing outdoor game for get-togethers. The game is also called the sack toss, bean bag toss or baggo. The cornhole game resembles horseshoes but features the tossing of small bags on an inclined game board which comprises a hole on one end. Your objective is to get your bag to slide into the hole on the board or get as near as possible to the hole.

There are different types of cornhole game sets, but personalized cornhole sets are ideal for those looking to customize their game. People assume the personalized sets are only for professional players, but they suffice even for newbies. Most opt to personalize their boards in team colors or their toss bags in glowing letters to enable them to play at night. There are however numerous customization alternatives for your cornhole game set.

Regardless of the customization, one of the elements which determine your game’s enjoyment and your score is your choice of a toss bag’s filling. The following are

Corn

This is the classic choice for cornhole bags. Corn-filled bags have whole-kernel corn which over time breaks down to dust. The primary benefit of the dust is that it will coat your cornhole board and thus boost the traction and friction of your bag and allow it to slide easily. The corn might, however, attract bugs depending on where you live. To avert this, it is advisable to store your bag in a freezer. Fortunately, corn-filled bags are inexpensive, and you can stock a few to tide you over in case your bag gets too dusty.

Dust or Sand

Cornhole Bags

Though the corn in classic cornhole bags will degrade to dust over time, there are some bags which are originally filled with sand or dust. These are the cheapest bags available but will lose their weight with time and break down when exposed to moisture. They are hence not your best choice irrespective of your experience in the cornhole game.

Resin

Resin-filled cornhole bags contain small plastic resin beads. These have no risk of breaking down with time into dust making them ideal for allergic players and indoor games. The primary drawback of a resin-filled cornhole bag is that it is less slick compared to the corn-filled bag due to the lack of dust. Though costly, resin-filled bags can be stored anywhere since there is no risk of bug infestation and they are your most durable cornhole bag option.

Dried Beans

These are mostly used for homemade toss bags. The beans used in this case are slightly larger compared to the corn kernels used in classic bags though their textures might be different. Beans like corn kernels will break down over time, but they will not produce dust like corn-filled bags.

Picking the right filling for your cornhole bag from the above is essential. The filling determines the safety of the bag for use among allergic players and the bag’s durability. Overall, the choice of your cornhole bag’s filling boils down to personal preference and the level of care you are willing to uphold.