Danish stone skipping is alive and well according to Mads Vind Ludvigsen in Copenhagen, Denmark. Check out is ‘Danish’ report below.
“What a fantastic site! Thank you so much for making it!
I’m an artist from Denmark and I like to make social events, including stone skipping contests!
I’ve arranged a contest on the 22nd of july, 2010, 8PM -at a beach called Tisvildeleje Strand.
To my limited knowledge, there’s no danish skipping associations or annual competitions existing in Denmak today. I was gobsmacked to find this information on your site today:
”Smutklubben AF 1948:
Founded in Copenhagen by Carl Weinholdt, world champion 1957 to 1976.
Exclusive little smut club for stone skippers.” Wow… I looked it up on danish google and found nothing… Maybe it’s on microfilm in the library.. Thank you for that info!!!
But since no one is making these events now a days, I decided to call my event ”The National Danish Skipping Championships” -why not?
I have made a small film called ‘SKIPPER’ + a book with precise pencil drawings of natural stones found on my childhood Island, Als, a small, frog-shaped one, at the foot of the main peninsula, Jutland.
This was BEFORE I bumped into this wonderful site/goldmine of skipping information of yours! It must have been created quite recently?
-I find the act of skipping stones extremely interesting, seen from an artistic point of view. It’s such a ‘waste of time’ and at the same time it is as important as it can get!
The list goes on and on. How do I sign up for the annual championships in Franklin, Pennesylvania? What’s your opinion on manufactured stones in general (I know they’re not allowed at the contest)? Will stone skipping ever find its way to the olympics? If you like, you are very welcome to visit my facebook group. In fact, I’d be extremely grateful if you did!
Again, thank you for making this site!”
Yours sincerely – Mads Vind Ludvigsen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Questions about the July 22nd tournament contact Mads at email@example.com