pond skimming this weekend
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wojo
February 28, 2006
Member since 01/17/2005 🔗
312 posts
Anyone ever pond skim at White Tail's Springfest Weekend.

Any tips for either cloths, equipment, or techniques?? My son and I are thinking of ending the season with a splash
wojo
February 28, 2006
Member since 01/17/2005 🔗
312 posts
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Anyone ever pond skim at White Tail's Springfest Weekend.

Any tips for either cloths, equipment, or techniques?? My son and I are thinking of ending the season with a splash




Forgot to ask how deep the water is.
kwillg6
February 28, 2006
Member since 01/18/2005 🔗
2,034 posts
Hmmmm...brings back memories of the Canaan pond skimming extravaganza. One year, they had to fish a dead skunk out of the pond when it decided to go for a swim. I highly recommend a wet suit for the attempt. That water gets real cold! it's not too deep 2-3' but burrrrrr
warren
February 28, 2006
Member since 07/31/2003 🔗
485 posts
Better yet, a dry suit. Otherwise, that initial shot of cold water will still be a shock

-Warren-
kwillg6
February 28, 2006
Member since 01/18/2005 🔗
2,034 posts
yes....True!!!! anything but your birthday suit.
canaanman
February 28, 2006
Member since 03/5/2004 🔗
358 posts
Goofy costumes are the norm.

The trick is to actually skim the entire pond... it's quite a challenge, but if you maintain your balance a little further back than usual and stay off your edges you just might make it.
Swimmer
February 28, 2006
Member since 02/3/2005 🔗
143 posts
perhaps a nice set of fat powder boards? or would that really make that much of a difference?
skier219
February 28, 2006
Member since 01/8/2005 🔗
1,318 posts
If I ever do this, I would break out my old 200+ cm skis and wear a kayaking drysuit. The rest would need to be all skill -- unfortunately, you can't really practice!
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