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Longest Knuckle Handstand On Concrete

Canada Darryl Learie

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada / May 31, 2011

Darryl Learie did a handstand on his knuckles and stayed in position for 22.39 seconds.

- must perform handstand on a concrete surface
- must remain on knuckles throughout attempt
- must observe RecordSetter balancing criteria 
- feet may touch wall during attempt
- must provide video evidence

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  • Canada Darryl Learie

    Darryl Learie

    You bring up all good points, Peter :) I like concrete, and cement not just because their rock hard (and have no 'bounce' or flexibility) but concrete and cement tend to be porous and rough (even the smoothest concrete floors) and it's all those characteristcs that add to the over-all challenge (I know from my dancing days the impact from concrete is much less forgiving than any organic surface). I deeply appreciate your trust, and I'll work next time on getting a 'full view' - this was surprisingly the most pain-filled record I achieved last night (my knuckles didn't sit as smoothly as my first benchmark. :) But I would reckon that possibly a steel floor would be even harder, and even less forgiving? :)

  • Australia Peter Craig

    Peter Craig

    Although I trust Darryl on these two attempts, I'd suggest making sure the feet can be seen - otherwise you could be holding most of your body weight off your knuckles and over a bar or ceiling hidden out of view of the camera.

  • Australia Peter Craig

    Peter Craig

    oh, and this record category should probably be changed to "Longest Assisted Knuckle Handstand" as Darryl is using a wall for balance. It would be a whole lot of something else seeing it unassisted :)

  • Australia Peter Craig

    Peter Craig

    Would you consider tiles to be acceptable, if not what is the key difference and would it warrant a whole new category (ie. I have easier access to tile floors instead of concrete). I remember you saying wood wasn't OK, but is tiles harder than wood I guess the main difference I'd pick would be the texture, otherwise would be fine to compete with this category on tiles or "hard floor"

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