Panels matter why?

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Panels matter why?

Post by Cnick946 » 29 Nov 2008 19:37

Do panels make any difference when you are footbagging? Is it just for looks?
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Post by MarQuezo » 29 Nov 2008 20:53

The more panels, the more round the footbag=yay
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Post by Cnick946 » 29 Nov 2008 20:58

Thank you. The rounder the better booting?
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Post by MarQuezo » 29 Nov 2008 21:11

Correct. A broken in 32 panel bag is like heaven on your foot.
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Post by Zac Miley » 30 Nov 2008 13:05

No offense, but newer players should try and refrain from giving too much advice. We were all there when we were new and thought we knew a bunch, but really you're more likely to give the wrong advice.

Honestly, the number of panels doesn't really matter. Most people's favorites are 4's, 12's, and 32's. Anything above that really makes the bag too round and harder to stall. 32's, while being round, still can be loose enough to 'pancake' a little bit, so they'll stall better than a 92 panel or whatever those crazy stores are trying to sell.

For a newer player, you may want to go with a Mr. Sandbag from Freedom Footbags. They're pretty cheap 4 panels.
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Post by Cnick946 » 30 Nov 2008 15:55

Thanks.
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Post by mosher » 30 Nov 2008 16:43

haha Zac is most correct here.

32's are the best bags in the world, but 4's don't entirely suck.
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Post by Cnick946 » 30 Nov 2008 16:56

Is it wrong to start training with a 32?
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Post by Zac Miley » 30 Nov 2008 22:16

No, but it is more expensive.
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Re: Panels matter why?

Post by mc » 01 Dec 2008 06:11

Cnick946 wrote:Do panels make any difference when you are footbagging? Is it just for looks?
yes, they matter, no they are not just for looks;

without the panels, the filler would fall out.
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Post by Outsider » 01 Dec 2008 11:19

Matt Cross wrote:without the panels, the filler would fall out.
Nice! :lol:
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Post by MarQuezo » 01 Dec 2008 11:28

Yeah what they said. Good points to. I love my Mr facile four panel.
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Post by professor » 01 Dec 2008 11:30

I already sent you this as a PM, but it might help other people as well.

In general:

The more panels = the more round the bag stays in the air (meaning the straighter the sets)
The less panels = the more stallable a bag is.

32 panels is preferred for higher level players because it's a good mix of set accuracy and stallability.

4 panels is preferred for newer players because they need the most stallable bags they can get. Their tricks aren't difficult enough to require a super accurate set.
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Post by Jeremy » 01 Dec 2008 20:44

Some different panel designs also don't work well - ie. I would tend to prefer a 12 panel to a 26 panel - the 26 panel design tends to make the bags slightly squarish. 32 panels is good because it results in a round bag - not just because it's more panels, but it's a better design too.

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Post by Cnick946 » 02 Dec 2008 04:22

Thanks
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Post by shredzilla » 06 Dec 2008 01:58

Everyone in this thread is wrong. This is all a joke that they play on newer players. Frankly it makes me sick that they still continue this sadistic tradition. The MORE PANELS THE BETTER. Period. I have a 256 panel and it stalls like a DREAM. I really wish footbaggers weren't so cruel...

If you need anymore help, feel free to PM me. Ugh you guys make me sick.
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Post by mc » 06 Dec 2008 19:22

Jeremy has more than twice as many posts as Chris, so Jeremy wins.
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Post by Tripp » 06 Dec 2008 20:36

shredzilla wrote:The MORE PANELS THE BETTER. Period. I have a 256 panel and it stalls like a DREAM.
You should give me half of that bag.

That would be more panels than what I own altogether right now.
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Post by Brian » 06 Dec 2008 20:50

I don't know if it really matters as much as people think. I'm sure a well stitched 12 panel bag of the same size, weight, material, and filler as the standard 32 panels today would play just fine.

Once when I was decent I played with a 12 panel bag and found it worked pretty good. Ultimately it's going to come down to the time you spend practicing as to how good you become and are able to execute tricks with whatever bag you are using.

Anyways, the hand stitched 32 panels are nice bags, and so are the 4 panel sandbags from Freedom Footbags. All the 32+ panel bags you see on various 'Footbag' websites are probably not optimal.
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Post by C-Fan » 18 Dec 2008 06:16

Jeremy and Ben Skaggs are correct.

If you are a beginner, a 4 panel is fine, but as you get better you will want to play with a 32.

You never need more than 32 panels.

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