I wasn’t going to do this. I have been thinking this for the last couple of days, but last night my mother said I should lay off the Hackeysackers. I’m normally a well-minding child (:inno:), however, Hannah’s comment brought this back to the forefront of my mind and I must ask the question (sorry Mom):
How do the Hackeysackers know what to do next with the sack?
(See, that wasn’t so bad. Let me explain:) Say their friend just tossed them the sack. It falls from their chest and they catch it inbetween their shoes. From there they do some sort of hop-type thing to lauch it back up in the air and kick it with their instep on the way down (I told you I’ve seen them perform…). Now the sack is in the air, it seems the possibilities are limited only by the number of available body parts the hacey-er has, excluding the arms of course. How does he know whether to use his knee the next time, or let it drop further down and use the outside of his foot? How does he know whether to catch it on the end of his toe, or spin around twice and then let it drop to a rest on his forehead? (I think that option is inversely proportional to how stoned they are.) If his new Converse sneakers are leaving a blister on his heel, does that then negate the heel as a viable option for the next hack? (I don’t know what else to call each individual…ummm…hittting of the sack.) If he has Birkenstocks on, is the ‘rest on the side of the foot’ option now available, as opposed to when he is wearing flip-flops (God forbid…)? This is what I have been wondering.
One last note: Do not mistake this line of questioning for actual interest in the hobby. :no: