from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small round bag filled with plastic pellets or other material and used in games that require its being kept aloft with the feet.
- n. Any of the games in which such a bag is used.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small beanbag or sandbag used as a ball in a number of sports and games. It is typically controlled by the feet, but in some sports every part of the body except the hands and arms may be used.
- n. A generic name for the sports which use the footbag.
You know it as hackey-sack - what all the stoners did between classes, or while skipping class in high school - but it's called "footbag," and there's a whole competition dedicated to it.
But here's a few of us playing footbag with a few kids near the park.
My old footbag -- a lowly Hacky Sack Striker. posted by Jonathan at
Just started doing a bit of footbag and I'm quite tired -- I hope this is going to be a good (and fun) way to be fit. posted by Jonathan at
Finally, you can play with the footbag, which consists of keeping a small beanbag airborne using only your feet -- style counts.
And, surely enough, I was hauled up into the carriage and put just as I was into the footbag lying on the front of the carriage, which was entirely open, with not even a leather apron stretched across it.
One of the competition's most difficult categories, footbag net, meshes the sport with volleyball; the players must volley the bag back and forth over a 5-foot net using only their feet.
Roughly 300 footbag players kick their bags competitively in the United States, and only around five players - including Washburn - play the sport across the state, said Benjamin Benulis, membership director of the International Footbag Players 'Association.
Washburn, 22, a Cedar Rapids native, graduated last year from the UI but continues to play footbag on campus and around Iowa City.
At the world championship competition in the Czech Republic last month - the largest footbag competition - there were only around 200 competitors.
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