This is a technique that I learned from Jon Nagela who learned it from Carol Wedemeyer. Basically you can cut an ordinary drinking straw in such a way so that it can be inserted between panels to help refill or empty the fill of a 32 panel footbag. There is no need to cut anything on the footbag itself.
cicazshred-Dsc05422.jpg Take a normal plastic drinking straw and cut it in half. With a sharp pair of scissors cut one of the ends so that it comes to a point. Start from about 3/4 of an inch (approx. 2cm) down and cut to the top. . Photo by Alex "Zeke" Ibardaloza.
cicazshred-Dsc05424.jpg You should end up with an oval shaped opening. The longer this opening is the more filler material can pass through. I've found that 3/4 of an inch to one inch (2-3cm) works best. You do not want this opening to be the same length as your footbag though, it may not work properly. The straight corners that may come up can be rounded off to keep from poking any holes. . Photo by Alex "Zeke" Ibardaloza.
cicazshred-Dsc05425.jpg At the bottom end of the oval cut a flap about 1 to 1 1/4 of an inch (2 1/2 to 3cm) long . Photo by Alex "Zeke" Ibardaloza.
cicazshred-Dsc05427.jpg This cut allows the width of the straw to adjust to the space inbetween panels. . Photo by Alex "Zeke" Ibardaloza.
This is a close-up of the final product. Again, those sharp corners at the tip can be rounded off. . Photo by Alex "Zeke" Ibardaloza.