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Kicking Around an Idea: "Hack the Sack" - BOOK

Hacky Sack has a story that must be told. As the co-inventor of the sport, I (John Stalberger) need to be the one to tell the story.

Kicking Around an Idea: "Hack the Sack" - BOOK

Hacky Sack has a story that must be told. As the co-inventor of the sport, I (John Stalberger) need to be the one to tell the story.

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Last updated June 7, 2013

About

Here's a bit of the history of footbag as told on http://worldfootbag.com/about-footbag/

"John Stalberger, a stocky Texan with a vast sports background, was on vacation in 1972 when he met Mike Marshall at a local festival in Oregon City, Oregon. Stalberger, who was nursing an injured knee, and Marshall became close friends and began to dabble in a hobby that Marshall had enjoyed. Using a bean bag, the two kicked and bumped the object for hours in vain attempts at consecutive rallies. Stalberger found that rudimentary hobby, however obscure, to be excellent therapy for his injured knee, and the two became obsessed with their newfound hobby/exercise. When either would want to play, he would say, “Hey, let’s go hack the sack!” thus, the trade name Hacky Sack® was born."

Now with millions of people of all age playing all sorts of form for footbag ALL AROUND THE WORLD, the time has come to capture the history of the sport for current and future generations. The person to best capture this story is the co-inventor of the footbag, John Stalberger. Sadly, Mike Marshall died in his sleep of a heart attack in 1975. He was only 28 years old.

By putting the history of footbag into both print and electronic formats, this book will be available to a wide variety of readers around the world.

Risks and challenges

The publishing industry is ever-changing with both hurdles and opportunities. For example, getting visibility can be difficult in a crowded book world. However with the marketability and long and established history of the footbag story, this project has a solid foundation of visibility from which to work.

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    EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER FOOTBAG - You get an exclusive footbag made just for the Kickstarter project! *One copy of the e-book PLUS *One copy of the print book

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    EXCLUSIVE AUTOGRAPHED FOOTBAG - You get an exclusive footbag made just for this book project autographed by Mr. Hacky Sack! *One copy of the e-book PLUS *One autographed copy of the print book PLUS *An autographed old school picture of John Stalberger - Mr. Hacky Sack

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    MR. HACKY SACK FAN CLUB - You will be invited to a private reception prior to the book launch party! (Portland, OR) PLUS *Three copies of the e-book PLUS *Three signed copies of the first edition print book PLUS *Three autographed old school pictures of John Stalberger - Mr. Hacky Sack PLUS *A thank-you in the book

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    PRO HACK MASTER - You get a quote in the book! (approved by the author of course) *Five copies of the e-book PLUS *Five signed copies of the first edition print book PLUS *Five autographed old school pictures of John Stalberger - Mr. Hacky Sack PLUS *A thank-you in the book PLUS *An invitation to a private reception prior to the book launch party

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    FOUNDER'S CUP LEVEL - You will be the guest of honor throughout the entire book launch party! *Get a quote in the book (approved by the author of course) PLUS *Five copies of the e-book PLUS *Five signed copies of the first edition print book PLUS *Five autographed old school pictures of John Stalberger - Mr. Hacky Sack PLUS *an exclusive footbag to accompany the book PLUS *A thank-you in the book PLUS *An invitation to a private reception prior to the book launch party PLUS *Dinner with John Stalberger - Mr. Hacky Sack as part of the book launch weekend PLUS *4-5 Star Hotel accommodations for one night in Portland, Oregon as part of book launch weekend.

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