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« on: 11/06/2007 10:50:13 »
why do stones skim accross a pond, is there a correct way to "skim" for maximum ...skims?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 11/06/2007 11:26:20 »
I love skipping stones across the water.. nice round flat ones then hold it just right...flat side up and arm to side pull arm back then wrist goes back coming back forward in a quick sharp release as pointer finger marks trajectory with proper follow through!giving excellent direction and hopefully the required momentum so skip all the way across the pond or river here! LOL  It is fun!
 

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« Reply #2 on: 11/06/2007 11:50:55 »
OK: here is a podcast about a guy who became the stone-skipping world champion

http://support.nature.org/site/PageServer?pagename=podcast

look at sept 6th

Here is another article about it...

http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn2928

(sorry about the competition NS, but you can take it!)

and the link to the journal publication....

http://scitation.aip.org/journals/doc/AJPIAS-ft/vol_71/iss_2/150_1.html

My record is about 25.
« Last Edit: 11/06/2007 11:52:59 by dentstudent »
 

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