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Friday, July 15, 2005

Lifehack: Hacky Sack -- The Perfect Exercise For Geeks?

Footbag (or "hacky sack") could be the perfect form of exercise for tech geeks.
  • more fun than running or lifting weights
  • a sport that works whether or not other players are present
  • can be played indoors or outdoors, barefoot or shod, in large or small spaces (walls help!)
  • looks kind of cool when you get good at it (impressive Quicktime movie)
Note: Be sure to get a sand-filled footbag, rather than those leather or crocheted pellet ones. Sand-filleds give you way more control.


  • hej

    if it is what i think than it is nice and even in europe (spain, germany) already quite popular .. on beaches and so on ;)

    ..go on

    i prefer some more "smooth" things like tai chi ;)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7/22/2005 4:46 p.m.  

  • Hi perriger - Tai Chi, hey? Good for you for finding a type exercise that works for you.

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 7/23/2005 11:10 a.m.  

  • As a true geek, I use one made from chainmail. Good for exercise, _and_ for chasing away those annoying folks who continue to bother one while at work!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9/18/2005 9:56 a.m.  

  • Chainmail? Floozle you are a true geek indeed.

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 9/19/2005 9:44 p.m.  

  • thats cool and also true it is great exercise
    but do you know the pattern they used???

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/22/2005 6:07 p.m.  

  • Hi Anon - pattern? You mean the seam pattern of the footbag depicted in the picture?

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 11/22/2005 10:19 p.m.  

  • Hi Evan - Thanks for posting those videos (tho don't have time at the moment to check them out)

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 12/05/2005 11:37 p.m.  

  • Heh - sounds like you are pretty enthusiastic about the Lovely Glow Tripless footbags :-)

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 12/09/2005 7:56 p.m.  

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