The fill material of your footbag can have a big influence on the way the bag plays. Some fill types are better for stalling and tricks, while others are better for kicking and group play. If you prefer a softer, lighter kick we recommend looking at a sand filled footbag. For more robust play, check out the metal filled or plastic filled footbags.
Popular fill types include sand, plastic, metal, and combinations of all three. The fill material of a footbag can influence the way the bag plays, its pop and stall level, and the pace of the game.
Your Play Style
Footbags filled with sand are generally softer and play with a fair amount of pop and bounce. Footbags with metal fills play a bit heavier. Plastic fills offer a good mix of play style in-between sand and metal. Once you've discovered your preferred fill type, it's important to factor in the number of panels and the fill level.
Sand filled footbags offer the lowest fill profile, allowing for a softer, more finesse style of gameplay. Sand types generally range from fine to larger grains.
Plastic filled footbags offer a great pop and bounce to gameplay. Generally the plastic pellets are a few millimeters in diameter.
Metal filled footbags offer the heaviest fill and can provide a more deliberate style of gameplay. Each metal pellet is generally a few millimeters in diameter.