Monday, May 9, 2011
Longest distance towed on snowboard: Jason Buchanan set world record
Mammoth Lakes, CA, USA -- San Bernardino firefighter paramedic Jason Buchanan, 38, stood on a snowboard towed by a snowmobile for 100 meters at 61 mph - setting the new world record for the Longest distance towed on snowboard.
Photo: San Bernardino firefighter paramedic Jason Buchanan set a world record in Mammoth Lakes by being towed on a snowboard by a snowmobile for 100 meters at 61 mph. Photo courtesy: San Bernardino City Fire Department (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the The largest snowboard measured 10 m (32 ft 9.7 in) long and 2.15 m (7 ft) wide and was manufactured by Arnold Schindler and his team from Schindler and Scheibling AG in Flumserberg, Switzerland.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most participants in a snowboard race: 88, at an event organized by The Rock FM and Mount Hutt at Mount Hutt in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Jason Buchanan stood on a snowboard that was towed by a snowmobile for 100 meters. He originally planned on pulling off the record at 100 mph, but due to rough terrain, the snowmobile was only able to travel at 61 mph.
The world record was based on the distance, so he still qualifies for the world record book.
"It wasn't as fast as I wanted to go, but we got it accomplished," he said.
Buchanan set the world record to encourage people to donate equipment for winter sports, a charity that will benefit disabled and needy children.
The San Bernardino City Fire Department has already received about $5,000 in gear, along with offers for free lessons, transportation to the San Bernardino Mountains and other services.
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Monday, May 9, 2011