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Guinness World Record Attempt....

Post by Euan Slatter » Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:43 pm

Not next Sunday but the Sunday after, I will be attempting to break a Guinness World Record, for the most tennis balls (or soft toys) caught blindfolded in a minute (or 30 secs if ST). I will be doing it with my Dad/Sister, and will upload my video evidence here! I am posting this now as I am away all that week (minus the Sunday), and have a terrible memory!
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Re: Guinness World Record Attempt....

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:24 pm

They're easier to catch blindfolded because they can't see you coming.

Good luck!

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Re: Guinness World Record Attempt....

Post by Matt Morrison » Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:43 pm

Euan Slatter wrote:I will be doing it with my Dad/Sister, and will upload my video evidence here!
They're easier to catch blindfolded because they can't see you coming.

Good luck!

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Re: Guinness World Record Attempt....

Post by Matt Bayfield » Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:46 pm

The Guinness site lists the current world records as 11 (tennis balls in 1 minute, individual) and 14 (soft toys in 30 seconds, team of two).

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Re: Guinness World Record Attempt....

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:55 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:
Euan Slatter wrote:I will be doing it with my Dad/Sister, and will upload my video evidence here!
They're easier to catch blindfolded because they can't see you coming.

Good luck!
Wow.

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Re: Guinness World Record Attempt....

Post by Ben Wilson » Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:38 pm

You know, I'm sure at some point in the past I HAVE seen Gevin and Matt in the same room at the same time... Haven't I?

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Re: Guinness World Record Attempt....

Post by Charlie Reams » Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:21 pm

Is this actually eligible for Guinness? Back in the day they had to send one of their official ratifiers to watch in person, I think.

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Post by Mark Deeks » Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:51 pm

You can send video evidence, but it has to be uninterrupted and can take many a week to be verified. We looked into it once for a potential Longest Ever Board Game attempt.
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Re: Guinness World Record Attempt....

Post by Euan Slatter » Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:24 am

Mark Deeks wrote:You can send video evidence, but it has to be uninterrupted and can take many a week to be verified.
Yes, I've heard some longer ones (like Tube Challenge) can take months! By which time, someone else may have done it better...
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Post by Charlie Reams » Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:33 pm

Cool, good luck then!

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Post by Jon Corby » Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:47 pm

Euan Slatter wrote:Not next Sunday but the Sunday after, I will be attempting to break a Guinness World Record, for the most tennis balls (or soft toys) caught blindfolded in a minute (or 30 secs if ST). I will be doing it with my Dad/Sister, and will upload my video evidence here! I am posting this now as I am away all that week (minus the Sunday), and have a terrible memory!
Do you not know whether it's tennis balls or soft toys until you've caught the first one?

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Re: Guinness World Record Attempt....

Post by Euan Slatter » Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:01 pm

Jon Corby wrote:
Euan Slatter wrote:Not next Sunday but the Sunday after, I will be attempting to break a Guinness World Record, for the most tennis balls (or soft toys) caught blindfolded in a minute (or 30 secs if ST). I will be doing it with my Dad/Sister, and will upload my video evidence here! I am posting this now as I am away all that week (minus the Sunday), and have a terrible memory!
Do you not know whether it's tennis balls or soft toys until you've caught the first one?
Oooh, that's an idea. I might do that now!
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Re: Guinness World Record Attempt....

Post by Marc Meakin » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:27 am

Bump.
Well how close to breaking it, wad you ?
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Re: Guinness World Record Attempt....

Post by Euan Slatter » Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:14 am

Oops, forgot to post. I didn't break it (I did soft toys coz I only have 4 tennis balls!), but cane close - 2 away. However, I an trying to a new record in March/April - FASTEST TIME TO VISIT ALL 270 TUBE STATIONS!
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Re: Guinness World Record Attempt....

Post by Marc Meakin » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:23 am

Well good luck with that I do believe you have to start at chesham to have any chance.
I was going to do it back in the eighties before smart phones, but there was a partial tube strike on the day I planned it .
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Re: Guinness World Record Attempt....

Post by Thomas Carey » Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:40 pm

Video evidence?
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Re: Guinness World Record Attempt....

Post by Euan Slatter » Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:01 am

Thomas Carey wrote:Video evidence?
No, just a log and and a photo at (pretty much) every station with a time stamp. But you can video if you want. (Full rules HERE in case anyone was interested
Marc Meakin wrote: I do believe you have to start at chesham to have any chance.
Start is best, but my route ends there. And anyway, i probably won't break it unless i get a new route in a few months!
COUNTDOWN or THE TUBE? Which is better? There's only one way to find out....

Call it a draw :)

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Re: Guinness World Record Attempt....

Post by Euan Slatter » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:52 pm

OK - doing this in just over a month for EMMAUS BRISTOL - https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Tanya-Slatter2
COUNTDOWN or THE TUBE? Which is better? There's only one way to find out....

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Re: Guinness World Record Attempt....

Post by Euan Slatter » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:29 am

Any chance of a cheeky donation??... This time tomorrow I'll be on the Tube...

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Tanya-Slatter2
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