Why Hacky Sack Looks Awesome on the Best Polaroid Camera Today
Why Hacky Sack Looks Awesome on the Best Polaroid Camera Today
Hacky sack always seems to have an air of lighthearted fun and competition with friends, perhaps because it was originally associated with “hippie culture” and the youth. But even though you might traditionally see this game played on college campuses or playgrounds, it’s also the perfect beach activity for groups of all ages. If you’re looking for new, fun things to do on your next beach trip, consider the following advantages of opting for a hacky sack over a volleyball, along with some bonus photography tips for capturing the moments along the way.
- It can be competitive…or not
The general objective of hacky sack is to keep the beanbag in the air for as long as possible using only your feet. You can play hacky sack alone—tossing the bag from one foot to the other—or with a group of friends standing in a circular formation. With a group, if every person kicks the bag at least once, you say that the group has completed a “hack,” or simply a round. Once every person kicks the bag two times, you call this a “double helix,” which is followed by a triple helix, quadruple helix, and so on. You can make it competitive by dismissing players who miss their chance to kick, and continue with the rounds until there is only one player left standing. Solo hacky sack can also get pretty intense, as you can see from this individual player showing off at a recent event.
You can just as easily ditch the rules and just pick up where you left off when a player accidentally drops the sack.
*Photo tip: The Polaroid Cube is the best Polaroid camera for capturing hacky sack games, since it features a super-fast shutter speed that reaches up to 60Hz. If you’re shooting a group game of hacky sack, use the small video camera’s 124-degree viewing angle to capture the entire scene—ideally from a lower angle that focuses on the players’ feet. When taking photos or videos of individual freestyle hacky-sackers, take advantage of the camera’s HD 1080p/720p video quality by opting for close-up images to fully capture all of the player’s intricate moves.
- It’s colorful and creative
Most sports have very rigid rules and requirements that players are expected to adhere to, but hacky sack offers a lot more room for creativity. First and foremost, with the design of the sack itself. Hacky sacks are traditionally bright and multi-colored, featuring stripes, zig-zag patterns, and other quirky designs. You can even make your own, or check out some clever designs from Etsy stores. Since you can only use your feet in hacky sack, you’re forced to get a little creative with your moves. You can experiment while playing with back-kicks or coordinating your moves with music. The best part about playing on the beach is that the hacky sack’s vibrant design contrasts nicely with the white sand, making it easier to keep up with the game.
*Photo tip: Beach hacky sack has all of the qualities that a photographer could want aesthetically: color contrasts and form-bending propensities. The Polaroid Cube waterproof digital camera is durable enough to withstand all of the elements of the beach, while still capturing all of the colors and motion of the scene in high definition. You can configure the settings of your camera by connecting it to your computer with the provided micro-USB cable, so you’ll want to make sure that the light frequency, timestamp, cycle recording, and beeper volume are all fit for the full natural lighting conditions of the beach.
- It promotes dexterity and balance
Most sports will help you with your coordination and strength in a number of ways, but the payoff you get from playing hacky sack is truly unbeatable. Unlike most sports, hacky sack is generally safe to play even with injuries and otherwise limiting health conditions. Because the game requires constant movement, it benefits the cardiovascular system and improves circulation. Repetitive leg lifts also work the legs and abdominals, meaning you can actually get in shape by simply playing hacky sack.
*Photo tip: Part of what makes the Polaroid Cube one of the best action cameras is that it quickly snaps each photo with just the touch of a small button. This allows you to instantly capture an extra impressive save from a hacky sack player or the detailed step-by-step routine of a talented solo sacker. Remember that you’ll need to double tap the same button to start and stop recording videos, so don’t neglect your finger dexterity either!
- It invites social opportunities
Whether you’re at the beach alone or with a few friends, starting a hacky sack circle is a great way to invite spectators and potential players to socialize. Pretty much anyone can play hacky sack, which is why you’re way more likely to get approached playing this beach game as opposed to another like volleyball or football. Even if you play alone, you’re sure to garner lots of attention with such a unique game, so it’s the perfect time to show off your summer bod. This could lead to even better social opportunities.
*Photo tip: The Polaroid Cube holds up to 32G of data and features a battery life of 90 minutes, which means you can also take advantage of the social opportunities of hacky sack by recording tons of footage to be edited later for a video souvenir of your day at the beach. Since this waterproof digital camera is compatible with helmet mounts, strap mounts, and wearable pendants, it would be ideal to film portions of your hacky sack games using these accessories. These mounts allow for some nice point-of-view shots, while ensuring quick, hands-free tracking of all the action.
- It strengthens attention to detail
There are just as many mental benefits to hacky sack as there are physical benefits. Since players have to watch the hacky sack carefully and be able to react quickly when it comes their way, it helps exercise each player’s attention to detail. By attending to the details, you can learn to deduce the future movement of the sack by studying how it responds to certain angles, amounts of force, and other variables.
*Photo tip: Since attention to detail is so fundamental to the game, you’ll need a camera that’s capable of capturing every move in full detail. The Polaroid Cube records full HD 1080p videos and takes six-megapixel photos, which allows you to fully capture and document the complexity behind each move. In addition to editing and sharing your photos and videos, you can also take advantage of the camera’s superior quality by studying your shots to improve your gameplay.
The Polaroid Cube camera is an excellent tool for keeping records of all the action-packed activities of your active lifestyle, but hacky sack is one often-overlooked activity that can benefit your life as well as your Instagram. So before you head out to your next beach trip, make sure to invest in a hacky sack, a Polaroid Cube, and a cool new suit to create photos and videos you’ll want to revisit again and again.