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Toroidal aerobie skipping stones

You need a new pool toy. How about skipping stones? How about mass optimized, flight optimized skipping stones?
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I think it is time for a new pool toy. People frequently skip stones on the beach, so why not the length of the pool?

These could be improved, with optimized surface form and mass to produce the most skips, and perhaps the furthest skips with a slightly puffy toroidal Aerobie (ultra frisbee).

Another option could be an ice cube tray formed in the shape of optimal skipping stones.

beanangel, Oct 05 2017

Aqua SkimmerToys http://www.sharperb...s/2106010-2106.html
[AusCan531, Oct 06 2017]


       It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye ...
8th of 7, Oct 05 2017

       I like this. They could be heavy like those bounce on water balls and with an interlocking Styrofoam brick wall to knock down you could play dam-busters.   

       I wonder if a puffy aerobic would fly. The physics of flying discs is baffling to me. Clearly the same principles cannot be at work in a frisbee vs an aerobie. Vs one of the flying cutout coke cans! Lets see if I can find a link for that last one...
bungston, Oct 05 2017

       // you could play dam-busters. //   

       Not with styrofoam bricks, they'd float. The Upkeep bouncing mine works by hydrostatic shock; the target has to be submerged.   

       You would need to put nets across the pool at intervals to replicate the anti-torpedo nets in the Ruhr dams, and the objective would be to place your projectile as close as possible to the base of the wall.
8th of 7, Oct 06 2017

       [+] very much the ice cube derivation.
wjt, Oct 06 2017

       Skipping Grenades, for when they try to attack you over water. This is clearly an essential item to bring to all swimming pools in America.
xenzag, Oct 06 2017

       They're not toroidal but Aqua Skimmer toys are Baked. [link]
AusCan531, Oct 06 2017

       Sometimes having an idea already baked feels like vindication, other times it is just harumph!
beanangel, Oct 07 2017

       A stone is a bit of a scale/form factor difference to a converted Frisbee. Get an A.I. onto designing the form, there might be surprises.   

       I'll have an ouzo with two of the new skimmers please.
wjt, Oct 07 2017

       You must be a young adult or college student.
mylodon, Oct 08 2017

       Why thank you, but don't I wish.
wjt, Oct 09 2017


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