Footbags from a different world: "Bud"

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Check out this ancient footbag! It was made in the 1980s by an old friend who went by "Bud" and you can see his signature on one of the panels.

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While this is probably the worst design and stitchwork I've ever seen on a footbag, it made the cut as a unique "footbag from a different world" because of how unusual this design and sewing are. It's composed of 16 leather panels that look to be in a random pattern but on closer look, there is a method to the madness. Why leather? Back then there was no artificial suede on the market that we use for most freestyle bags today.

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I didn't ever kick with this bag because it's packed with too much fill - almost like a net bag. It wouldn't stall well at all and would be terrible for freestyle. Still, it's an attractive bag in its own way and the colors are striking.

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Thanks for reading! All images above are original photographs
taken by @hanedane or @geke and depict footbags designed
and sewn exclusively by Hane Dane Craft.
Please follow @hanedane
for more on the art & craft of footbag.


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Wow 1980? I do love the colors of the leather panels. It is definitely a unique design.