Cornhole Tossing Tips
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Cornhole Tossing Tips

Cornhole is played by tossing bags of corn kernels into a hole in a cornhole board. There is a true art to the toss and players must account for different variables, including the speed and direction of the wind. Cornhole may seem simple, but it is indeed a game of finesse and technique.

Here’s a look at different types of cornhole throws:

  • Basic fold over – Start this toss by flattening the corn bag and spreading the corn fill out evenly. Then fold the bag in half, with an even amount of fill in both sides. Toss the bag underhand for a perfect arc over the distance.
  • The softball pitch – Spread the corn fill evenly while holding the bag flat in your hand. Place your thumb on the middle of the bag and push until there is no corn between your thumb and palm. Toss the bag underhand in the same manner you pitch a softball.
  • The double – While holding the bag by one corner, let the corn fill run to the bag’s end. Fold the empty corner of the bag down diagonally. Hold the corner down, folding the bag using the other two corners. Then make an underhand throw.
  • Sling throw – Pick up the corn bag by one of the corners with your thumb and index finger. Sling the corn bag underhand in the direction of the cornhole with a backspin on the bag.
  • The Frisbee throw – Pick the corn bag up by the corner using your thumb and index finger just like in the sling throw. Sling the bag toward the cornhole, much like you would throw a Frisbee. Put a sidespin on the bag to let the corn fill spread out while the bag flies through the air.
  • The jump shot – This throw resembles a jump shot in basketball. Hold the corn bag with your dominant hand with the other hand serving as a guide, and line up your shot. When ready, jump and shoot the bag with an arc similar to that of a basketball shot.
  • Overhand bag throw – Think baseball with this shot. Holding the bag like you would a baseball, throw it at the cornhole with an overhand or side arm.
  • The fling-a-ding – This throw is similar to the sling throw, except that instead of holding the bag by the corner, you will be holding it by the edge and throwing it with an underhand pitch that facilitates a backspin on the bag.

Try different types of pitches until you find the ones that work best for you. Then practice your favorite shots until you perfect them. Wow your opponents with your newfound cornhole game techniques.