Longest Distance To Throw A 8 ½" X 11" Piece Of Paper

United States Benjamin Gross

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States / October 11, 2011

Benjamin Gross threw a 8 frac12;" X 11" piece of paper 255 inches.

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.

- paper may not be folded or crumpled in any manner
- must measure distance from takeoff line to final resting position of paper
- must attempt record indoors in a room without any wind or breeze
- may not blow paper or do anything to create greater movement
- measure distance from takeoff line to closest point of paper after it comes to a stop
- must attempt on a flat surface
- must use standard printer paper (glossy or thicker not permitted)
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  • response to this attempt United States Mick Cullen

    Mick Cullen

    No problem. We felt we were following the rules, since there was nothing said about rolling, but we also fully expected it to be denied. It was still fun. :)

  • response to previous attempt United States Rob Birdsong

    Rob Birdsong

    DENIED: Paper was rolled before the throw. (Sorry Mick)

  • response to previous attempt United States mandy zhang

    mandy zhang

    :)

  • response to this attempt United States Zach Neal

    Zach Neal

    Not that i'm accusing anyone of anything, but why is Bens frame so small?

  • response to this attempt United States Neil Moallem

    Neil Moallem

    Someone could easily have been sitting out of view of the camera and then moved the paper back. This is not legitimate. At least when we did our record it was in an enormous hallways where we were the only people there

  • response to this attempt United States Neil Moallem

    Neil Moallem

    I agree with Zach

  • response to previous attempt United States Benjamin Gross

    Benjamin Gross

    -paper may not be folded or crumpled in any manner. I would argue that "rolling"/"bending" is a manner of a fold.

  • response to this attempt United States alex Gross

    alex Gross

    becasue my brother used diffenet cameras so that he always had one that was fully charged

  • response to previous attempt United States Benjamin Gross

    Benjamin Gross

    pretty sure you would be able to hear someone move it, plus it would have to be really fast i turn the camera and stuff pretty quickly. You can tell by the trajectory of the paper and by the shadow of it going down it went that far. Anyways I could just as well said that in yours "someone could be waiting in a class room and moved the paper and then went back in"...GOML

  • response to previous attempt United States Rob Birdsong

    Rob Birdsong

    This video doesn't clearly show the takeoff line, and doesn't show the trajectory of the paper as it travels through the air. Consequently, we are left with no option but to revert our decision and deny the attempt.

  • response to previous attempt United States Justin Lister

    Justin Lister

    I agree with Mike. Review it

  • response to previous attempt United States Mike Blanchard

    Mike Blanchard

    This needs to be redone with the camera behind you instead of facing you. You clearly cant see the paper going that far this needs to be reviewed

  • response to previous attempt United States Rob Birdsong

    Rob Birdsong

    Vernon - Ben, There is not enough evidence in shown in the video to prove there was no folding or bending of the paper. Please document your attempts in a manner that clearly show your achievements.

  • response to previous attempt United States Ben Jenkins

    Ben Jenkins

    My paper just flew that way. It wasn't prebent/folded. If that is indeed why it was denied.

  • response to previous attempt United States Vernon Frenzel

    Vernon Frenzel

    Ben Jenkins's submission - Denied because of the folding/bending of the paper I assume

  • response to previous attempt eva-1 su

    eva-1 su

    ?

  • response to previous attempt United States Vernon Frenzel

    Vernon Frenzel

    Bwahaha xD Got 91.5 inches.... If only it was a tile floor xD

  • response to previous attempt United States Vernon Frenzel

    Vernon Frenzel

    That's totally cool bro, imma use 24 pound. And keep workin on it till i get it back :) And thanks.

  • response to previous attempt United States Brian Pankey

    Brian Pankey

    I never wanted you to be denied Vernon. I was Ok with the record you did. I hope you up the ante. Your a cool record holder!

  • response to previous attempt United States Vernon Frenzel

    Vernon Frenzel

    Awe, well, that's fine to deny the record :) i'll make sure I check the Bond weight now on :) I'll be giving it another try/ I'm kinda leaning towards it's more of the way you throw the paper, rather than the type of paper. Expect a submission later tonight ^-^ Grats Brian.

  • response to previous attempt Canada Dan Rollman

    Dan Rollman

    The original intent this category, was, as Peter says, to create fair and consistent competition by getting everyone to throw standard office paper. While creative, using glossy photo paper is against the spirit of the category.

    Accepting Vernon's submission would open the door to longer debates about what kind of paper is acceptable. As a result, we've decided to deny his submission. Moving forward, we will only accept submissions that use standard printer paper that is either 24lb bond or 39lb bond. Anything that appears heavier will be denied.

  • response to previous attempt United States Brian Pankey

    Brian Pankey

    I just feel like the stock paper would be cheating since it heavy duty paper. it is called 100lb card stock

  • response to previous attempt United States Brian Pankey

    Brian Pankey

    actually I have a lot of stock paper this size. Stock paper is what they print business cards on. you could do 20 ft easily with it.

  • response to previous attempt United States Vernon Frenzel

    Vernon Frenzel

    Submitted one without any gloss and proof of no lamination. Went further as well, still photo paper though.

  • response to previous attempt Australia Peter Craig

    Peter Craig

    That was supposed to be "golf balls" not "old balls" - stupid autocorrect :)

  • response to previous attempt Australia Peter Craig

    Peter Craig

    Millions of dollars are spent in research and development to improve the airstreams reacting with dimples on old balls, form and padding in running shoes, streamlined body suits and caps for running and swimming, brands and materials for making javelins, running tracks etc. All sports and activities have areas that can have valid evolution in technology and technique but there needs to be boundaries established with the criteria enough to keep most of the variables the same and fair.

  • response to previous attempt Australia Peter Craig

    Peter Craig

    There are a lot of valid points being posed regarding criteria and what is an acceptable median that can be agreed on. Although the adjudicators and moderators have the final say, it's heavily influenced by discussion and debate such as this to come to a collective decision. Paper I took to be standard "office paper" but these other types are also considered office photo paper. I think the intent of the record was that it be standard paper and for people to have a fair and consistent competition using the same materials. I think the criteria needs to determine what paper is OK mostly based on paper thickness/weight I'd day, otherwise you could use a "thick" paper which would essentially be a rigid card. Think the gloss would make the paper hold it's form much better than untreated paper but the debate needs to be whether this is a valid evolution of technique or stretch in a criteria loophole.

  • response to previous attempt United States Vernon Frenzel

    Vernon Frenzel

    We have a ton of different papers, matte photo paper (basically unglossed),Post Card paper,Greeting card paper, Card Stock Paper. I'll find my dad and just beat our record sometime tonight if it bothers people.

  • response to previous attempt United States Vernon Frenzel

    Vernon Frenzel

    "Professional Glossy Inkjet Photo Paper" Not laminated. Glossy on one side. If you want a link to a site with the exact paper I used, I can get ya one.

  • response to previous attempt United States Jordan Brown

    Jordan Brown

    The judges are getting too lenient with a lot of these records.

  • response to previous attempt Philippines Ma-Ann P.

    Ma-Ann P.

    It is not laminated. It's photo paper, a glossy paper they used when printing photographs from a digital device

  • response to previous attempt United States Benjamin Gross

    Benjamin Gross

    personally i think paper is paper as long as its the correct size..its just photo paper that kind you can buy at any office store and its marketed as "paper" so i don't see the problem.

  • response to previous attempt United States Neil Moallem

    Neil Moallem

    Based on how it looks and how it sounds when he throws it and when it lands, my friends and I feel like this is definitely a laminated piece of paper

  • response to previous attempt United States Brian Pankey

    Brian Pankey

    Vernon is cool I say let it stand!

  • response to previous attempt United States Rob Birdsong

    Rob Birdsong

    Feels like a piece of laminate...what do others think?

  • response to previous attempt United States Brian Pankey

    Brian Pankey

    WHY ARE YOU PEOPLE TURNING AGAINST ME!

  • response to previous attempt United States Rob Birdsong

    Rob Birdsong

    I second what Peter says...excellent points.

  • response to previous attempt Australia Peter Craig

    Peter Craig

    Nothing to do with records or this one in particular, and maybe something to discuss further in a new forum thread if you http://recordsetter.com/forums but briefly, we all live a life and we make it what we want where we can. We are born into families of financial wealth, character wealth, families of poverty and war, broken families, large families, no families. We all get opportunities and decisions. We have beliefs, freedoms, guidelines passed down from parents, family, friends, school, work and it's up to us how the opportunities we are given are used. It's nobody's fault for being born into poverty, war, riches or any circumstance and nobody's place to judge except for what we make of it. Demonstrate a strong character regardless of circumstance and learn from mistakes and take opportunities as they're given.

  • response to previous attempt United States Christophe Flodstrom

    Christophe Flodstrom

    I had a very nice house to live in, good money etc. But my brother was killed when I was 10, my mom died soon after, and my dad left when I was a little kid. Now, Philosoraptor asks you, who has nothing? Poor living conditions, or broken but wealthy home? Eh?

  • response to previous attempt United States Vernon Frenzel

    Vernon Frenzel

    Defiantly, we got a good one earlier, but as you can see, once they view it, coffee table stopped it from sliding a bit. :/

  • response to previous attempt Australia Peter Craig

    Peter Craig

    This one's such a tough one to film because it requires a large enough indoor space.

  • response to previous attempt United States Brian Pankey

    Brian Pankey

    I wasn't talking to everyone Vernon. Your cool just these California kids on some of these videos. When I said that. I grew up in a 55 ft. long trailer for the first 17 years of my life sharing it with 3 other people. My bedroom 6 X 8 ft. I had nothing nothing growing up. Some of the people in these videos the bathrooms are big as a house! That is why I said that! I am doing better now a little

  • response to previous attempt United States Vernon Frenzel

    Vernon Frenzel

    "Spoiled lil rich brats." Lmao...

  • response to previous attempt Australia Peter Craig

    Peter Craig

    I LOVE this record idea. I've always wondered how far it could go because there's so many variations in technique - I think a Frisbee throw might work like playing card throwing... look forwar d to seeing the submissions!

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