Post by Steve King (Admin) on Feb 27, 2013 7:20:43 GMT -6
Generally, there are multiple attributors to this dilema (bounce).
1) The bags are too plump. If you have a plump bag, then you will get more bounce. Do not buy or make a plump bag! All bags, for example, sold at www.STLCornhole.com are perfect in thickness. In my opinion, a perfect bag should be between 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" thick, be a full 6x6" square and weigh between 15.5 and 16 ounces. Any bag that is thicker than 1.5" is too plump and a dud!
2) The board top does not have a cross beam under the middle of it. Look under your board. Near the middle (or sometimes people install two) there should be a cross board to stabilize the board and lessen bounce.
3) The board top is made with an inferior wood. Generally board tops are made with 1/2" wood. Plywood is a lot bouncier than birch. Most pro builders use birch. Some budget builders use MDF, which is less bouncy than plywood, but I would always recommend birch. It's worth every penny! Someone once told me Aspen pine has not bounce too, but I can't atest to that. Another way to eliminate bounce is to upgrade to a 3/4" top. This will make the boards heavier, but almost guarantee the bounce problem to disappear. Heavy boards can always be transported in a deluxe cornhole carry case from www.CornholeCarryCases.com