In 2013, Kurt Steiner Set the Stone Skipping World Record with an Amazing 88 Skips
On September 6th, 2013, Kurt Steiner set the Guinness World Record for “most consecutive skips of a stone” with an astonishing 88 skips. The cast was achieved at Red Bridge, near Kane, Pennsylvania.
Kurt, being the previous record holder for this category from 2002-2007, had been practicing for the past few years to improve his skills. According to Guinness, Kurt has collected more than 10,000 “quality rocks” and has sorted each according to its type, to prepare for the best possible throw. He looks for 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.”