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How to skip rocks




To begin your quest for stone skipping success, follow these steps:

1. Select a skipping stone. The stone should be mostly flat, about the size of the palm of your hand and about the weight of a tennis ball. Triangular stones tend to skip best. Avoid circular stones. They’re less stable.

2. Grip the stone. Hold it with your thumb and middle finger, then firmly hook your index finger along the edge. Your thumb goes on the top of the stone, not around the edge.

3. Throw the stone. Stand up straight, facing at a slight angle to the water. Try to maintain this position during your entire windup and release. The lower your hand is at the release, the better.

Throw out and down at the same time. A skipping stone is bouncing off the water, so give it plenty of downward force. Try throwing faster instead of harder — strength is not the key, quickness is.

4. Release the stone. The faster the stone is spinning, the better it will skip. Spin it as hard as you can with a quick snap of your wrist. The stone should hit the water parallel to the surface.

Jerdone McGhee is founder of the North American Stone Skipping Association.

Comments about “How to skip rocks”

  1. goldstriker777 says:

    the most I’ve ever got is like 4

  2. dawg jr. says:

    my record is like 2

  3. Anonymous says:

    I got 9

  4. Mitchell says:

    i have skipped a round rock

  5. Anonymous says:

    My record was 21 or something… It sounds physically impossible, but what happened was very weird. Somehow i got the rock to spin fast enough that it could move forward slowly without sinking, so there was only a centimeter or two between skips and it quite a lot off before it ran out of momentum.

  6. M.F. says:

    I will try that.

  7. qwerty says:

    niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice

  8. qberto says:

    i got 19 on water

  9. Survival Bracelet man says:

    My record: 14

  10. anime fanatic says:

    i’m gonnu try it

  11. thisguy80 says:

    i got about 5 or 6

  12. the brain says:

    The most I’ve ever gotten is 17. BOOM!

  13. josh says:

    i love it

  14. girly girl says:

    my record is 4

  15. big fella says:

    I got 13 skips

  16. amir says:

    i only skipped 3

  17. indiana jones says:

    my highest amount of skips is 3

  18. Beatlesfan says:

    4 :-(

  19. dodger says:

    You don’t just have to skip on water, Ive skipped stones on grass and in puddles and on a rocky beach!

  20. who says:

    I’ll try it

  21. fishinglover says:

    i am horrible at skipping rocks :(

  22. meep says:

    my record is 18 skips world record is 55 not kidding

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