Showing posts with label Guinness World Record. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Guinness World Record. Show all posts

Thursday, June 14, 2012

5-year-old girl limbo skates under 27 cars for Guinness World Record (video)

The limbo is usually performed under a stick, pole or bar held stationary, much like the high jump bar in track and field.

Surely those who originated the limbo dance in Trinidad never dreamed the limbo would be performed under a parked car, let alone 27 parked cars!

We’re not kidding. Limbo skating under 27 parked cars!

A very flexible 5-year-old from Maharastra, India, put on a pair of roller skates, stretched out her arms and legs and, well, see for yourself:

That really is a kindergartener limbo skating under 27 parked cars to set a Guinness World Record for limbo skating, the Guinness people confirmed on June 7.

More from Guinness World Records:
A flexible five-year-old from Maharastra in Indian has whizzed her way into the record books after setting a new benchmark for the farthest distance limbo skating under cars.
Kindergarten student Shreeya Rakesh Deshpande skated under 27 cars, covering a whopping distance of 48.2 metres (158ft 2in) during a successful world record attempt last week in Kolhapur.
GWR representative Nikhil Shukla was on hand to confirm that a new record had been set and presented Shreeya with her well-earned certificate as local press and her proud parents looked on.
An event celebrating Shreeya's achievement was organised later the same day in her hometown, with well-wishers once again treated to a demonstration of her amazing talent for limbo skating.
Shreeya's feat beats the previous record of 38.68 metres (126 ft 11 in) set by Rohan Ajit Kokane in February in Mumbai last year during filming for the TV show Guinness World Records - Ab India Todega.
Is anyone else curious as to how many times the girl hit her head while perfecting this feat?

Final question: When do you suppose limbo skating will end up in the X Games?
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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Skateboarding speed record comes from corn

As you will see, one can go pretty fast while being towed on a skateboard made from a corn field.

A skateboard made from a corn field? Yes, I know, it sounds corny, but we'll get to that later.

First, the facts. Lane Segerstrom set the Guinness World Record for fastest speed on a towed skateboard by reaching a two-run average of 78.1 mph (he went 80.5 mph on the first run and 75.7 mph on the second), breaking the old mark of 74 mph by Danny Way for the MTV show "Rob Dyrdek's Fanstasy Factory" in November '08.

The record was set last week on a runway of a private airport in Fort Worth, Texas. Here's the video story from the Guinness World Record folks:

Now, about that skateboard.

It's made by stalk it (corn stalks, get it?; why it doesn't capitalize its name -- don't get it). Stalk it offers a full line of longboard skateboards for every level of longboard skateboarding enthusiast.

The wood is made of Corn Board, a green alternative for wood that is made of corn stover, otherwise known as the leaves and stalks from a corn harvest. The skateboard company is an arm of Corn Board Manufacturing, which offers other "green" wood products.

According to Guinness World Record official Amanda Mochan, who was there to certify the record, Lane was attempting the record to demonstrate the strength and resilience of stalk it skateboards. Lane just happens to be the CEO of Corn Board Manufacturing.

And now you know why Lane Segerstrom risked life and limb going more than 75 mph on a skateboard made from a corn field.

[Related: See recent ESPN story about skateboard speed record for downhill]

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