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Old 01 October 2007, 05:41   #1
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Stone Skipping World Record

Beat this next time you're down the beach:

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Ah now .. I rekon ive done a few like that... cue the rest of ribnet....
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Hmmm. Looks very impressive but I'm not convinced it's a "stone". Notice how it keeps going at the end with very little momentum to suport it and you don't actually see it sink at the finish.

Be interested to know what it was that he threw.
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imprewssive stone or not
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I used to get pieces of slate to skip like that in Poole Harbour as a kid-there used to be loads of it on the shore at Redhorn. It'd carry on like that at the end too.
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I used to get pieces of slate to skip like that in Poole Harbour as a kid-there used to be loads of it on the shore at Redhorn. It'd carry on like that at the end too.
Slate was good .. but it flies off if its not thick enough and just flops because it doesnt hold its trajectory since its too light.. you need the right amount of middle weight .. flat though .. with rounded edges to be the best, strangely .. if it was a flat triangular shape .. that was the one sand stone if you could find it in that pattern.. now you're talking

And before you ask .. no i'm not an expert ... just a dad
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Beat this next time you're down the beach:

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Don't think it's official though. The Official World Stone Skimming Championships take place annually on Easdale Island, south of Oban in Argyll. It took place on 23rd. Sept. this year. There were 231 competitors, from as far afield as South Africa, Holland, Australia, Ireland, Wales and the USA.

Perhaps the event would make a great cruise destination for RibNet next year?? Get practising.
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