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Hacky Sacks

Hacky Sacks originated in the USA in the 70's as a ball game with one rule - keep the ball off the ground (keepy-uppy to you and me). The small leather beanbag was used instead of a football and soon became a worldwide phenomenon. It's still popular today according to the International Footbag Player's Association!

"Hacky Sack" is in fact a trademarked name from the inventors of the footbag, John Stalberger and Mike Marshall although it is now just a genericized trademark. Sadly Mike Marshall the co-inventor of the Hacky Sack died from a fatal heart attach back in 1975. After Marshall's death, John Stalberger sold the rights of the title off to Wham-O.


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Hacky Sacks Last post by remember
24 June 2008

Do You Remember Hacky Sacks?

Do You Remember Hacky Sacks?

  • Anonymous user
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    I got one around 2003. It was knitted. I liked it a lot. Only had it for a short time and never saw it again
  • Anonymous user
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    They are still around and I have been playing lots this summer. The game is now referred to as "hack", "footbag" and still the name "hacky sack". There are many varieties available, fun crotcheted hacks with amazing patterns and for the more serious hacker the sand filled variety.
  • Anonymous user
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    I actually won one of these in a local radio competition !, metro radio were giving away ten of them and I rang up to try and win one. I had no idea what they actually were at the time, I thought they were somesort of fashion accessory you attached to your trainers ! When I opened the jiffy bag in the post a week later, I was a bit perplexed, "a small beanbag ?, what am I supposed to do with this ?", when I showed it to my friends however I was king for a day !
  • Anonymous user
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    I remember back in 1985 a group of us played it at lunch time in high school. The funny thing is the kids are now doing it again and most think its new. Had to tell them a little history -nothings new just recycled.