The original Mr. Sandbag Footbag is made here in Boise, Idaho, USA whereas the vast majority of our competitors sell bags that are made in Pakistan, Guatemala, or China. We’ve received literally dozens of unsolicited samples from these countries. Many of these samples are kickable, but you would be hard pressed to do any real freestyle with them because the materials are simply too inflexible to properly give for stalling. The Mr. Sandbag, on the other hand, is made of a material that is so supple that it can be stalled easily (in comparison to inferior materials) right off the production line. As always, freestyle bags must be cared for properly, no toe ups (or chicken scratching) with this bag because you will risk tearing the material. Also, wash your bag when it becomes dirty (mild dish soap or shampoo works fine) and it will last longer.
The Mr. Sandbag (sometimes called the Mr. Sandman) has four panels and is filled with relatively course sand. This is the footbag that professional footbag players actually use (at least when they’re not using a custom made 32-Panel like the Richard Abshire A-910). In fact, Jim Penske, who is unquestionably one of the best shredders in North America, used a Mr. Sandbag to win two out of three events at the Seattle Juggling and Footbag Festival in Seattle.