Plexicorn™ Synthetic Corn Substitute
Surefire Cornbags are filled with either the traditional and economical whole
corn or with a modern substitute
called Plexicorn. Plexicorn plays and feels a lot like real corn, but
without all the problems.
Whole corn is the traditional filling for cornhole bags. It's inexpensive
and easily available. That's why true corn bags are still the most popular
home-made bags and the most familiar to long-time players.
Problems with Corn
Unfortunately, corn has its drawbacks. Corn is only good when dry, clean,
fresh, and kept out of the elements. Once it gets wet, it gets pasty and
is never the same. It's also organic so it can get moldy and attract
bugs and animals when stored.
Then there's the dust. Corn-filled bags shed dust as the corn breaks
down. Dust is a mixed blessing. Some players like it because it helps
lubricate the boards. But it also makes a mess. And as bags shed dust
they get smaller over time, wear thin sooner, and play progressively
True-corn bags lose an ounce or two as they wear. And that shrinkage
is seldom uniform, so a set of bags can quickly become uneven. It also
means they have to be overfilled initially in order to maximize the
productive lifetime of the bag. And that means new true-corn bags
require a longer breaking-in period before they play their best.
And not all players agree on just when a bag is at its best. Some
prefer the fast and supple play of newer bags, and others like the
softer slower play of well-worn bags. If your corn-filled bags play perfect,
they'll soon change. And if one bag gets damaged or lost, you'll
probably need to replace the whole set.
Bag suppliers love these problems because they keep players coming
back for more product. But like ivory billiard balls and wooden
skis, a modern high-tech substitute is destined to provide a more
practical and ultimately superior alternative.
Plexicorn™ synthetic corn substitute solves the problems
of corn while retaining the closest possible corn-like play and
feel. Plexicorn filling is made from a trade-secret mixture of
plastic pellets, carefully chosen and combined to match the
playing characteristics of broken-in bags in the prime of their
lifetime. Plexicorn is painstakenly density-balanced and
volume-matched to simulate that sweet-spot of broken-in corn.
The smaller particles simulate the feel of the lightly pulverized
corn in broken-in bags. These uniform smaller particles
distribute impact forces more evenly reducing bounciness and
unpredictable deflection. The hardness, elasticity, and shape of
the particles ensure proper "action", allowing particles to roll
over one another smoothly and evenly, just enough to slink easily
into the whole without excessive cling or clumpiness. Plexicorn™
filling is the synthetic corn that plays and feels just right
to serious players and is still economical for recreational players.