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Most Black Marker Tapping Sets Between Fingers In 30 Seconds

United States Neil Moallem

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Rockford, Illinois, United States / September 22, 2011

Neil Moallem completed 19 black marker tapping sets between his fingers in 30 seconds.

Stride’s setting 100 records in 100 days. At the end of 100 days, we’ll verify if you are the standing Record Holder. If you are, you’ll get $500 for each record you managed to hold with your guile, talent, and sheer will.

General caution and common sense required. We show the Stride Team at work, but recommend that these challenges be done at home.

- must place palm down on a piece of paper on a flat surface
- must begin each set by tapping paper outside of thumb
- must tap between each pair of fingers with a tap outside thumb between each tap
- set is complete when marker taps paper outside of little finger
- follow original record setter's form as reference
- marker may graze fingers as long as tip of marker touches table for each tap

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  • Philippines Ma-Ann Pacion

    Ma-Ann Pacion

    agreed with what darryl said. take note of this for future attempts :)

  • Canada Darryl Learie

    Darryl Learie

    Like peter Craig suggested in previous posts - if peeps want to be sure just make sure theirs an analog clock in the video (than there's nothing to debate). :)

  • United States Rob Birdsong

    Rob Birdsong

    Guys, we did some Q/A testing on this in the office yesterday, because it looked doctored to us. Turns out its all about the angle of the camera and forward-backward motion of the hands. Furthermore Neil has shown zero signs of cheating during any of his several dozen world record attempts. Decision stands.

  • United States Schuyler Van Horn

    Schuyler Van Horn

    Guys, we actually re-enacted this in the office yesterday b/c at first we thought it might be sped up too - no offense Neil, just looked crazy fast - and we determined that since the hand holding the pen is coming toward (and away from) the camera it causes the blurring. Poor (or flat) depth of field is actually a pretty common thing with digital cameras - especially in still photography.

  • United States Neil Moallem

    Neil Moallem

    If you look at Matt Rishel's video you can see how fast one has to be able to do this to get 18 or 19 sets in 30 seconds. I have super quick hands but even I make mistakes (you can see noticeable pauses and the marks all over my hands). I guess playing video games HAS helped with something :)

  • United States Vernon Frenzel

    Vernon Frenzel

    If it were sped up, i'm sure his other arm would of been twitching out of control. I'm on Neil's side with this one. :I

  • United States J C

    J C

    either ur bruce lee or this vid is sped up

  • United States Neil Moallem

    Neil Moallem

    Ummmmm, obviously because it wasn't?

  • United States Carla Miller

    Carla Miller

    How is this not considered "sped up"?

  • United States Neil Moallem

    Neil Moallem

    Just submitted 19, I think I can possibly do 20 if I don't make any errors

  • Canada Darryl Learie

    Darryl Learie

    Just be careful Brian, there is a fine line between putting yourself in an uncomfortably painful or awkward setting for a record - and setting a record with un-necessary danger (why?) Just be careful friend. :)

  • United States Brian Pankey

    Brian Pankey

    the master of manipulation himself Daniel Madison http://youtu.be/icSX7G3C7c8

  • United States Brian Pankey

    Brian Pankey

    I will do the stiletto knife blindfolded with a different record using the tapping technique above or maybe in a circle instead!

  • United States Brian Pankey

    Brian Pankey

    the 21 sets was a different record. going in a circle. as for the stiletto record I bled a lot that is also a different record

  • United States Noah Riffe

    Noah Riffe

    Mine :D JK I Will Will PWN you All

  • United States Vernon Frenzel

    Vernon Frenzel

    I don't see how this could result in a scam though. I would never use a knife for this xD Not that coordinated

  • United States Brian Pankey

    Brian Pankey

    13 sets from me. I also did one with 21 in 30 seconds going from finger to finger in a circle. Also did a record with a stiletto knife instead of a marker

  • United States Vernon Frenzel

    Vernon Frenzel

    How so, Brian? If you feel uncomfortable, make copies of terms and agreement and such ^-^

  • United States Brian Pankey

    Brian Pankey

    All these Stride records are starting to sound like a scam. Just wait none us will get paid if we win!

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