The Art of Stone Skipping



The Art of Stone Skipping…

Skipping stones may be more art than science, but Jerdone Coleman-McGhee, author of The Secrets of Stone Skipping, says these basics are necessary for any good toss.

1. Pick a stone of uniform thickness that is about the size of your palm and that weighs about as much as a tennis ball.

2. Hold the stone with your thumb on top, middle finger on bottom, and your index finger hooked along the edges.

3. Face the water at a slight angle. Use a forehand pitch to throw the stone. The lower your hand is at release, the better.

4. Throw out and down at the same time, releasing the stone with a quick, sharp wrist snap to give it some spin. The stone should hit the water parallel to the ground.




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