Understanding the Measurements
A Basic Overview
Rather than the generic descriptions used by most cornhole bag companies to describe their bags, Six By Six uses six metrics to measure each cornhole bag. The first four metrics are common physical characteristics; weight, width, thickness, and corner roundness. The last two, faster side and slower side, are measured using SixBySix's proprietary measurement technique.
1. Weight (measured in ounces)
2. Width (average of the horizontal and vertical measurements)
3. Thickness (thickness of the bag in inches)
4. Corner roundness (radius in inches)
5. Faster side
6. Slower side
The faster side and slower side are represented by a value that shows the speed of the fabric for each side of the bag. The higher the value, the faster the bag. The lower the value, the slower the bag.
Each cornhole bag listed on this site was measured multiple times to create an average value for each metric and the numeric value for the speed measurements.
The Fine Print
Faster and slower sides
The generic faster or slower side values are the average of the stationary and sliding values. This generic value represents a general way to describe how the bag will slide on a board. To calculate the speed values, we measure the static and kinetic coefficient of friction of each fabric. We pull the bag and a force gauge across a parallel cornhole board surface.
The sliding value represents the rate a bag will slow down as it moves across a board.
The lower the sliding value, the faster a bag will stop.
The stationary value is meant to show how hard a bag will be to "push" if it is sitting on a board.
The lower the stationary value, the harder the bag will be to push.