the copyright to the word “hacky sack” is owned by whammo corp. So as not to get lawsuits and such nonsense it has to be called footbag. Which is a load of nonsense really. Everyone knows it as hacky sack, or hack. WHich is far better than footbag. Ah well such is life in a capitalist world.
We were also told, by the way, by a footbagger who performed in the show at the PhillyFest juggling convention two years ago, that serious footbaggers prefer that term because hacky sack sounds less like a serious sport. (Sound familiar?)
it’s called “footbag net” by the powers that be, namely the IFA. and the rules are exactly the same as volley ball except you are using a HACKY SACK and a smaller net. I’m sure that people in America play it too. Although having said that you Americans do odd yhings to perfectly good sports…Look at cricket/baseball, and rugby/american football. The main difference seems to be that when America adopts a sport organ music seems to play a large part.