Understanding the Measurements

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 Six By Six's proprietary measurement technique.

The Metrics

1. Weight (measured in ounces)

2. Width (average of the horizontal and vertical measurements)

3. Thickness (thickness of the bag in inches)

4. Flop

5. Corner roundness (radius in inches)

6. Faster side

7. 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. 

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 More about Speed 

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 measure the force required to move it across a parallel cornhole board surface. 

  • Sliding Values

    • ​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.

  • Stationary Values

    • 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.​

 

So, how does this translate to the boards?

If you are wanting to find a 'blocker' bag, you will want a lower stationary value because it will be harder to push out of the way.  Alternatively, if you are looking for a bag to slide up the board, you will look for something with a higher sliding value.

 More about Weight 

The weight measurement is recorded using a scientific scale with a 0.001 ounce resolution and calibrated with Class F certified weights. The weight values presented on this size are in ounces. 

 More about Flop 

This term can also be called its flexibility, slink, slump, looseness, fullness, or fill shift. The flop values are meant to explain how the fabric bends or stretches, and how the fill slide past one another, shifts, or flow as the bag hits and moves on the board.

 

The values are in a range from 0 to 10. Bags with lower values are looser, where bags with higher values can be described as stiffer or fuller. This value is calculated from the original thickness and another measurement designed to measure how much the fabric and fill can stretch and move.

 More about Fabric/Seams 

In addition, we provide close-up photos of each bag's slick and stick fabrics, seam closure, corner, and thickness alongside the manufacturer's fabric description. See each bag's individual data page for this information.

 More about Width 

All width measurements are made using an image processing program and with the seam horizontal and at the top. All width measurements are in inches. The horizontal width is from left to right, and the vertical width is from top to bottom. Each measurement is calibrated using digital calipers set to 1 inch with a 0.001 inch resolution. 

 More about Thickness 

The thickness measurement is taken with the bag laying flat on a level platform. The value is determined by measuring the distance between the top surface of the bag and the surface of the platform using a digital depth gauge with a 0.001 inch resolution. All thickness measurements are in inches. 

 More about Corners 

Corner radius is used to provide a value to describe the roundness of the bag. The corner radius measurement is taken using an image processing program with the bag laying flat. All corner radius measurements are in inches. Each measurement is calibrated using digital calipers set to 1 inch with a 0.001 inch resolution. 

To make sure cornhole bags are produced similarly, many of the features of the bag have been standardized. Below are the universal standards.
 
Cornhole Bag Standards
Weight: 15-16 oz (-0.5 oz, + 0.25 oz)
Width: 6 by 6 inches (+/- 0.25 in)
Thickness: 1.25 inches (-0.125 in, + 0.25 in)
Corner Roundness: 
 

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Cornhole Bag Standards

Rounded Corners: the corner of a bag can be no more than 0.5 inches (radius of 1.2 inches) from the corner of a square.