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Basic Cornhole Equipment

Cornhole Equipment

Basic cornhole equipment is important to having a good time with the sport. Nothing is more frustrating in any sport than trying to play and having sub par equipment. There are a lot of boards available from many different retailers but custom board shops usually have the best products available.

Cornhole boards

Board constuction

The basic cornhole board consists of a flat board 24 inches wide by 48 inches long. The hole should be 6 inches in diameter and 9 inches on center from the top of the board. The boards raised at one end 12 inches from the ground and 3-4 inches off the ground at the lower end. The surface of the board should be smooth to the touch but not completely slippery. Typical play has two boards making a set.

Board care

Boards should be stored upright and with the tops facing each other to prevent accidental scratching or marring.

Cornhole bags

A set of bags consists of 8 bags in total, four of each color designating each team or player. Official rules call for bags to be double seamed and 6 inches by 6 inches. Filled with dried corn or resin beans. The outer fabric should be a duck cloth or other durable material. Many modern bags are dual sided with a smooth side for sliding a bag and a course side for sticking to the board.

Bag care

Bags filled with corn need to be stored in a cool dry area. Should they get we they should not be put into a plastic bag or any other container. They should be allowed to dry completely or the corn inside will mold.

 

There are many manufacturers of Cornhole boards and bags and you can see a list of them on our directory Having the right equipment can make the sport more enjoyable for everyone. In this case it can be said that you get what you pay for when shopping for cornhole equipment.

 

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