16 years of kicking!
Last night an era came to an end.
It all started when my mom and dad traveled to California when I was 14. They came home with a *hacky sack* and I was stoked...a young man in Indiana had a footbag all the way from California! I played with that footbag everywhere...all through high-school. Then through college in Southern Indiana at Vincennes. Even my first job in Chattanooga, TN...I can remember playing out back on my lunch break.
I came home to Indiana, was married and traveled all over the US and overseas. My little black and white checkered hacky sack followed me everywhere...it kept me busy while waiting at every major airport on the east coast. I played with it in every major city in the US and - Portugal, Spain, Morocco, France, England, Russia, Estonia, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Poland, The Netherlands, Denmark, Canada, and Hawaii.
I've thrown and kicked it since I was 14.
I turned 30 last weekend. Do the math...that's 16 years!
Well, last night, my little hacky sack developed a small hole...the little white pellets started coming out. They rolled out onto the ground almost in slow motion...I couldn't believe it...it was over.
The bag is so worn, you can't even read the logo on it...but I've always remembered, "iKic".
Thank god for the internet, I typed in "iKic Footbag" and low and behold...now I can get a new one.
I'm interested to see what the sand one is like. Interested to start a new era for my hacky sack.
I can't imagine how you can make a profit selling a product for $10.00 that lasts 16 years! But I want to applaud you for making a great product...it was probably the greatest dollar investment that my parents ever made.
And, just to be clear, I don't want to mislead people...it's not like I just played with it gently. I was really rough on it, fell in water several times...stepped on it, in dog's mouth...it took a beating.
*a raving fan*