Joined: 04 Dec 2010 Posts: 3 Location: Alton, NY, USA
Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:36 pm Post subject: Yet another new guy.
OK- so I have been toying with the idea of footbag for a while and while in a gift shop I snatched one up with glee. Certainly not a high grade bag- here it is:
Seems to be pellets or beans in a thin cellophane which has been knitted over. You know what I mean. Likes to stay kind of flat. I can round it with a little effort.
Having never kicked the thing once, I'm thinking I need to practice dropping to toe and kicking straight up repeatedly. Same with knee. After I have these down on each side, then I start to alternate between left and right. I need serious work on balance and muscle strength and I don't really see anything else happening until I get this. Except a dislocation or two.
Surely this bag is good enough to begin this very simple getting off the couch rehab- right? Might even get me into baby stalls? When I get some aerobic capacity and coordination going maybe I can treat myself with a Dragon Dropping, but right now I'm just after stupid simple.
Joined: 23 Aug 2003 Posts: 643 Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:42 pm Post subject:
Mr. Strunk would be horrified
I'm really sorry to break this to you, but that footbag is almost certainly going to make learning to play twice as hard as it should be. I wish I were kidding or being dramatic, but I'm not. 99.9% of the bags that are crocheted like that are pretty much useless unless you're either a sadist, or have to real intent to get good.
I'd suggest doing a little bit of reading around this forum; there is quite a selection available out there--if you're willing to shop online--that will make learning to play footbag a reasonable and enjoyable endeavour.
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