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How do determine the slickness of your cornhole boards. Are your cornhole boards too slippery?

April 27, 2017

 

Slickness is pure opinion... fast for a casual player is still to sticky for a tournament player... however here is a scale to help determine if you're in an acceptable range.

 

How to perform a slide test on your boards.


The scale goes from 16-46" for brand new 100% duck cloth corn bags or from 18-48" for gently used (broken in) 100% duck clothe corn bags.

What you will need: 1 cornhole board, 1 cornhole bag and 1 measuring tape

This is how the test works:

Set up a cornhole board. Take your 100% duck cloth corn bag (or the duck cloth side of a Fusion stop-n-go bag) and put it at the very top left corner and pat the duck cloth side face down on the board with your palm so it is as flat as can be in the top left corner with no overhang. The back of the board is 12" high. Take a measuring tape and open it next to the top of the board to about 30" or so (you may need to extend it if it goes higher). Keep the tape at the back of the board as you slowly lift it. Ever so gently and slowly raise the back of the board from it's 12" at rest up the scale of the tape. If the new cornhole bag moves before 16" or the used bag moves before 18", then you have a major board problem. This slide before 16/18" can be caused from furniture polish which will RUIN cornhole boards.

For new bags the boards are slick if the bag moves from 16" to 26". They are semi-slick if they move from 26" to 36" and they are sticky if they move from 36" to 46". For broken in corn bags just add 2" to each of these figures. I have all three types of boards that I sell on my site. I personally can toss on a 16/18" slide board, but I'm a pro and love slide. Most newbies prefer a 26/28" semi-slide board. My wife prefers a 36/38" sticky board. To each their own.

Note: if you need to lessen your slide and the front of your boards are 3.5" or less in height, then you can add some rubber foot bumpers to the front of your board.  I'm not guaranteeing that this will help, but should lessen the slope somewhat.  Bumpers are available at Home Depot (see here) in the cabinet hardware isle. 7/8" wide x 1/2" tall screw in the middle bumpers.  Drill a pilot hole before screwing in.   See example pic of boards with foot bumpers installed right here 

CORNHOLE BAGS Regulation, Size and Weight

If the bags move anywhere between a 12" and 14" lift, your boards have a MAJOR slickness problem and you really want to get some dual sided microfiber bags where both sides of the bags are microfiber.   These are rarely made and most people buy cornhole stop PRO bags where one side is duck and one side microfiber and just toss the microfiber side face down except for driving other bag purposes.   (see follow up post to this test below).  Remember, 12" is the board at rest and not lifted even one inch.   This is the worst case scenario and usually caused when someone applies furniture polish to boards, which is a big no no!    Some have atested to use "Simple Green" in the automotive section at the store to eliminate this problem, but I can't vouch for that.  

14-26" are slide boards, and a lot of people like that, especially pros.  You generally will see the the ACO boards in this range.   These boards are almost always coated with a protectant such as polycrylic or polyurethane.   If you don't want this slide, then read my follow up post below.    PRO Bags (Stop n Go, Slick n Stick) ARE highly recommended for these boards.  You do not want 100% duck cloth cornhole bags due to the slickness of the boards.  The PRO bags, pros would would generally only toss the duck cloth side facing down to use for driving other bag(s) into the hole or the opponents bag(s) off the board.   Buy at www.cornholestop.com 

26-36" are semi-slick boards. These types of boards are recommended for the newbies.  You will generally see these boards with a semi-gloss painted exterior latex.   You can use 100% duck cloth bags on these boards.   Buy at www.cornholestop.com  

36-46" are sticky boards.    Boards with this very low amount of slide is usually a result of a painted board top that uses a somewhat tacky type of paint, or a roughly sanded cornhole board top (i.e. plywood).   You generally don't find these conditions in boards that have been polycrylic'd or polyurethaned.   These conditions are generally undesirable for the seasoned cornhole platyer.  PRO Bags (Stop n Go, Slick n Stick) are NOT recommended for these boards.  ONLY stay with 100% duck cloth bags.   Buy at www.cornholestop.com 

USED (BROKEN IN) CORNHOLE BAGS

If they bags move anywhere between a 12" and 18" lift, your boards have a slickness problem.

18-28" are slide boards, and a lot of people like that, especially pros.  You generally will see the ACO boards in this range.  These boards are almost always coated with a protectant such as polycrylic or polyurethane.  If you don't want this slide, then read my follow up post below.  PRO bags (Stop n Go, Slick n Stick) ARE called PRO bags that are highly recommended for these boards.  You do not want 100% duck cloth cornhole bags due to the slickness of the boards.  On the bags, pros would would generally only toss the duck cloth side facing down to use for driving other bag(s) into the hole or the opponents bag(s) off the board.   Buy the pro bags at www.cornholestop.com  

28-38" are semi-slick boards. These types of boards are recommended for the newbies.  You will generally see these boards with a semi-gloss painted exterior latex.   You can use either dual sided bags or 100% duck cloth bags on these boards.   Buy at www.cornholestop.com 

38-48" are sticky boards.    Boards with this very low amount of slide is usually a result of a painted board top that uses a somewhat tacky type of paint, or a roughly sanded cornhole board top (i.e. plywood).   You generally don't find these conditions in boards that have been polycrylic'd or polyurethaned.   These conditions are generally undesirable for the seasoned cornhole platyer.  PRO Bags (Stop n Go, Slick n Stick) are NOT recommended for these boards.  ONLY stay with 100% duck cloth bags.

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