There are four throws which are utilized during game-play which should be used in various ways to optimize performance: The Slider, the Blocker, The Push, and Airmail. The first is known as”The Slider”. The slider is my preferred type of throw. It should be everybody’s default throw to begin each inning. Once you’ve mastered”The Twist”, you might realize that your bag lands on the board, but then slides diagonally across the board.
The second sort of throw is”The Blocker”. The blocker is performed when the thrower lands the bag right in front of the pit, blocking the path to the hole and making the opposing player correct from a slider to another strategy. It is terrific for defense in addition to offence, since it’s a secure lands and throw on the board to get a point, while protecting the hole against the opponent.
The next throw is called the”Push”. This is the perfect throw to follow the blocker. If it is possible to put a blocker in front of the hole, the opponent can’t simply slide it in without putting yours in too. Additionally, the blocker is placed in an ideal position for one to”push” it in with your next throw, which should have restricted arc to achieve more slide.
The last throw is”Air Mail”, that’s the toughest throw. This is only putting it directly through the hole, over all the other bags.
The Backboard is a throw that ends up behind the hole. This throw is mostly accomplished by accident. While attempting an airmail shot or a slider, the bag may have too much power and may slide behind or dip over the hole. In the event you or your competitor provide a backboard, you now have an easy target. The backboard offers resistance behind the hole, thus a strong shot that would typically bounce or slide from the back of the board can now be used to hit the”Backboard”.
This is the reverse of”The Push” which is landing a bag before the hole and with a slider to push the bag into the pit. The Backboard can be achieved with any kind of shot. It just increases the odds of bouncing a bag into the hole.
The Last Tip: Practice
Exercise is the best way to boost performance in any area. The best part of this game is it is easy to build, set up, and play. It’s a casual game which can be practiced with friends at an outdoor gathering, or by yourself with just a box and pair of bags. If someone is attempting to get into aggressive play, Bags is a terrific game to practice at any time. I use two sets of bags which are 2 unique colors, and play against myself to practice the 4 kinds of throws in a realistic scenario.