Farthest Distance To Throw A Snowball

United States Roald Bradstock

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States / January 29, 2010

Roald Bradstock threw a snowball 68.10 meters. Bradstock made the snowballs in Atlanta, Georgia after a snowstorm, and then drove 600 miles to Fort Myers, Florida, where the record was set.

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- distance is measured from line of release to location wherethe snowball lands
- snowball must be made entirely from snow



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  • United States Joe Gillis

    Joe Gillis

    I set the snowball throw record at WSU Eau Claire during the Winter Carnival in 1966. 110 yards documented and witnessed by hundreds and caught on camera by the local news agency. Based on this guys throw of 69 meters, I believe I have him beat.

    • United States Jenn Wark

      Jenn Wark

      Joe if you have a clip, we'd love to see it!

  • United States Joe Gillis

    Joe Gillis

    I set the snowball throw record at WSU Eau Claire during the Winter Carnival in 1966. 110 yards documented and witnessed by hundreds and caught on camera by the local news agency. Based on this guys throw of 69 meters, I believe I have him beat.

  • United States Alyjha Williams

    Alyjha Williams

    can i have your costume its awesome or tell me where i can get one :)

  • United States Alex Cunningham

    Alex Cunningham

    Technically, since hot air rises, that makes it less dense, so in that case I would have to assume throwing it in the cold would make it more resistive and result in a shorter distance. Additionally, other factors such as the padded clothing, colder and harder to move appendages, and poorer traction would cause the thrower great difficulty in the cold.

    • United States Joe Gillis

      Joe Gillis

      See my recent comment. My throw was during winter in Wisconsin. So cold weather didn't deter me.

  • United States Caitlin Walsh

    Caitlin Walsh

    I'd like to know if you've considered throwing a snowball where there's snow on the ground - would the cold air affect the distance at all?

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