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Cornhole Bags - The Solution to a Perfect Pitch!

ACO-sanctioned Cornhole Bags are key to improving your game.
ACO-sanctioned Cornhole Bags are key to improving your game.
American Cornhole Organization

There are Cornhole bags, and then there are ACO STANDARD Cornhole bags. So, what’s the big deal? LOTS! ACO standard bags are something you can’t locate next to the golf balls at K-Mart. In fact, you’ll be hard pressed to find them anyplace besides the link provided in this article.

Just like ACO standard Cornhole boards, the bags must also meet ACO standards. No, you cannot bring your own bags to an ACO tournament. So leave your Ohio State fashioned, corn-filled bags in the trunk ok? You can still show off your hat, that’s cool. ACO bags are not packed with corn! Nope, they are filled with Resin, which is a kind of tree sap that becomes dense when exposed to air. Resin doesn’t break down like corn and lasts longer so you won’t see that typical “puff” of corn-dust when your bags smack against the board surface like you observe with “other” bags.

ACO Cornhole bags are required to weigh 16oz. and the covers are prepared from a suede or felt fabric and have two distinctive sides. One side is tacky and generally used for stopping the bag on the surface of the board to setup a block. The other side is smooth and used to glide the bag along the surface of the board. Most Pros utilize the smooth side of the bag to slide it right into the hole. You can obviously understand playing with ACO-sanctioned Cornhole bags allows far greater strategy and technique. This is the beauty of watching Professional Cornhole! Each player develops his/her own individual strategy based on how the game is progressing. Some Pro players are more defensive minded and love to use the tacky side of the bag for blocking the hole, while other players prefer to go for the hole using the smooth side. But don’t overlook the “airmail” shots! Most ACO Pro players can go up and over the defensive blocks and sink it right into the hole like a three-point swish in basketball. This isn’t easy to do on a consistent basis but that’s what separates the Pros from the Joe’s out there because they can!

If you’ve never thrown corn using professional bags you don’t know what you’re missing. Using ACO-sanctioned Cornhole boards and bags brings a whole new echelon of delight to the game. Follow the link above and invest in the real thing.

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