Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Longest stationary skateboard manual: Brendon Davis breaks Guinness World Records' record (VIDEO)
San Francisco, CA, USA -- SAE Institute San Francisco Audio Technology Program student Brendon Davis set a new world record for the longest stationary skateboard manual; Davis' time was 19 minutes and 39.56 seconds, which improved upon the previous Guinness World Records' record by more than 250%, according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: SAE Institute San Francisco Audio Technology Program student Brendon Davis set a new world record for the longest stationary skateboard manual. Photo courtesy: SAE San Francisco (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the longest stationary skateboard manual is 19 min 39.56 sec and was achieved by Brendon Davis (USA), at the Society Skate Shop, San Carlos, California, USA.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the longest skateboard manual measures 217.1 m (712.27 ft) and was achieved by Jeffrey Nolan (Canada) on North Augusta Road, Brockville, Ontario, Canada.
"The record was verified by Narbe Vagharshakian, the owner of Society Skate Shop," says Davis, who trained for over a year to prepare for the event.
"A surveyor was on-premises to measure the ground and make sure its flatness was 1/1000 gradient, and there were two people running stop watches. It was quite a scene, and it's awesome to hold the world record."
Davis dedicated his skateboarding feat to his family's close friend Curtis Suckut, who died in 2012. Suckut trained pro athletes and Olympians, and integrated a balance board into his clients' fitness regimens.
"I learned how to master the balance board quickly, and Curtis told me how I could apply this skill to my skateboarding," says Davis.
"It changed my entire approach, and it wasn't long before I became more comfortable on two wheels instead of four. Having the ability to balance this way made me realize that pursuing the world record in stationary skateboard manual wasn't just possible, it was actually achievable."
Davis will be graduating from SAE's Audio Technology Program in December '14.
"I'll go wherever the work is," says Davis. "I have dreams and big goals, and relocating or not is all part of the adventure. I'll also keep skateboarding as long as my legs will let me."
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