Professional stone skipper makes it all the way across lake

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   Sept. 24, 2015 at 11:56 AM

BENNINGTON, Vt., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- A professional stone skipper shared video of a throw at a Vermont lake that skipped more than a dozen times and appears to reach the opposite shore.

Kurt Steiner, who holds the world record for stone skipping for a 2013 throw that bounced off the water 88 times, posted a video to YouTube showing a recent throw at Lake Paran in Bennington, Vt.

The stone skips more than a dozen times and appears to hit the shore on the opposite side of the lake.

Steiner told Guinness World Records his technique involves finding stones "that weigh between 3-8 ounces... that are very smooth (they don't have to be perfectly round), flat bottoms and are between 1/4-5/16th of an inch thick."

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