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Panel Number

Post by Vraidave » 27 Jan 2014 12:16

Now, I'm no footbag pro, but my freestyle game has been improving. I'm always looking to improve more. I like my metal filled bags, and I've heard that for good freestyle one should buy an 8 panel or a 32 panel. However right now, I'm using a 6 panel, and it seems to be treating me just fine. A friend of mine has a 14 panel, and it's wonderful. Anyways, like I said I'm no pro, but my 6 panel seems to work well enough. Is there really an important difference with the number of panels? If so, what is the difference?

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Post by brianbear » 27 Jan 2014 23:02

I have stitched and sold very many bags, and I do believe 32 panels is an unnecessary number for such a small bag. 14 panels are my new favorite. It is important that the stitcher knows how to use gather and bite (tightness and deepness of stitching) to create a round yet stally bag... Choosing proper fabrics for the stitching style is also pretty important... thicker hexes (fabric thickness) with thinner squares (or pents) will make a rounder bag while thinner hexes with thicker squares (or pents) will make a floppier bag. Other than that, the filler is pretty important like you mentioned. I also suppose the more panels, the longer the bag will last because of tension and surface area.
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Re: Panel Number

Post by Vraidave » 28 Jan 2014 07:42

Alright, so you think I'd be fine buying something other than a boring ol' 32 panel? Thanks a million.
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Post by brianbear » 28 Jan 2014 09:44

yeah, you would be fine without a 32. I would recommend getting a 14 panel from hania, marco h, nick p., ivan i, or myself ;)
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Re: Panel Number

Post by Nathan » 28 Jan 2014 11:01

I don't stitch anymore, but back when I did, I also switched to 14 panel bags after a while. They rock.

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Post by Vraidave » 28 Jan 2014 12:14

Alright. So how much would it cost to comission a metal filled 14 panel from you brian? I didnt see any on freedom footbags. Uh ot may be awhile before i get around to buying one anyway, seeing as i just had to replace the transmission of my automobile.
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Post by brianbear » 28 Jan 2014 12:36

yeah nathan, i remember a 14 panel connor or dave had from you years ago. it was nice!
i have not yet marketed my 14's, they are underground :)
i do em for $15 shipped within the US. PM me when/if you decide to grab one and i'll hook you up.
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Post by Vraidave » 28 Jan 2014 12:56

Thats a good price. What material do you use? Ive never had a facile bag so ive been looking for that. See what the buzz is about haha
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Post by brianbear » 28 Jan 2014 20:09

i use all sorts of material, and yes facile (ultrasuede light) is my main one.
also use amaretta and microsuede on request. stainless steel filler!
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Post by Vraidave » 28 Jan 2014 22:35

Wonderful! I appreciate it a bunch. Next time i come by some money (or decide that a car can wait) you can probably expect a pm from me :)
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Re: Panel Number

Post by C-Fan » 09 Jun 2014 08:21

Between 14 and 32 panels is ideal. Anything under 14 usually isn't round enough, and anything over 32 panels usually is too rolly. Just my opinion, but I recommend staying in the 14-32 range.

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Re: Panel Number

Post by Cass » 09 Jun 2014 08:31

I thoroughly dislike shredding 14 panels. That's just me.

32's for the win.

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