Bimini Ring Game – How To Win!
You have certainly seen a Bimini Ring Game on your travels. It is such a simple game to play and so much fun that you and your friends will definitely find hours and hours of entertainment playing this game and with a little help you can learn how to get a buzzer quite easily.
How to play …
Typically, the Bimini Ring Game consists of a 1.5 to 2.0 inch diameter metal ring anchored to a roof or ledge with rope. The ring swings like a pendulum from its anchor point to a large hook attached to a wall or pole. When the ring is adjusted to the correct distance from the hook, it is possible to make the ring land on the hook without jumping. Although it may seem easy, and it may even seem quite simple, the act of tuning the ring on the hook is difficult when you start out, but not impossible.
You will first have to figure out how difficult it is to throw the ring (experience says that if the ring hits the backboard or the post that the hook is attached to) then you threw the ring too hard and you need to throw it a little softer. However, if the ring didn’t reach the hook, then you obviously didn’t cast it hard enough. The perfect cast is one where the hoop travels far enough to where it goes slightly above the top of the hook, but does not hit the board or the post to which the hook is attached. With some practice, you will soon learn the correct amount of effort that is required to make a perfect throw. However, figuring out the correct distance or difficulty to throw the ring is only the first part of the learning process.
Next you will need to figure out how to send the ring to one side or the other so that it has a slight curve as it heads towards the hook. Sending the ring directly to the hook will result in the ring hitting the hook and bouncing off the hook, back towards the thrower. By sending the ring a little to the left or right of the hook, it will sway a little, then bend towards the hook and land on it. Try to pick a point 4 inches or so to the left or right side of the hook and send the ring to that point. That should cause the ring path oscillation to curve outward slightly, just enough for it to bend toward the hook and land on top of the hook.
With practice you will be landing bells frequently with your new found talent. If you are lucky enough to have someone look for you, you can “freeze” your position and keep trying to set a new record for the most consecutive rings made by having someone else unhook the ring and send it back to you. of course, you can do the same for them when it is their turn to cast the ring. My personal best is 7 rings in a row. Without a doubt, there are many others who play the Bimini Ring Game who have won many more in a row than I have. Still, it’s a lot of fun and the only person you’re really competing against is you.