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Longest Two-Person Pencil Roll In 10 Seconds

United States Matt Rishel

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Beloit, Wisconsin, United States / October 8, 2011

Matt Rishel and Christophe Flodstrom did a 339-inch two-person pencil roll in 10 seconds.

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

- participants must lie next to each other horizontally and take turns rolling over one another's bodies
- when each roll is complete, participant must return to downwards-facing position with torso pressed against partner's body
- measure distance from starting line to furthest edge of either person's body when timing is complete
- must keeps legs together and arms pressed against torso for duration of attempt
- must attempt on a flat surface
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  • response to previous attempt United States Rob Birdsong

    Rob Birdsong

    DENIED: Does not follow criteria, legs must be kept together.

  • response to this attempt United States Christophe Flodstrom

    Christophe Flodstrom

    I'm curious as to where we weren't facing down. Either of us. At any point. I just watched this is slow motion and I'm pretty confident we're okay.

  • response to this attempt United States Aurea Perez

    Aurea Perez

    "when each roll is complete, participant must return to downwards-facing position with torso pressed against partner's body" They didn't even follow the rule...

  • response to this attempt United States Matt Rishel

    Matt Rishel

    We had to do it twice because he accidentally stopped it at the end of our first attempt....

  • response to this attempt United States Neil Moallem

    Neil Moallem

    Hahahahaha "Don't stop recording I'll kill you" hahaha

  • response to previous attempt United States Thomas Perez

    Thomas Perez

    I reviewed this over and over and I have come to the conclusion that this should be Denied. Grab your Timer and put it on 10 seconds. Hold it up to the screen, start the timer as soon as they begin, and tell me what role the 10 second mark landed on. They got to 8 roles not 9. Sorry for posting another comment but please look over this once more.

  • response to previous attempt United States Thomas Perez

    Thomas Perez

    ok I looked this over like 10 times and I had my stopwatch recording Ben's attempt. The ninth role does not count, he was still on top of his partner. This attempt should be Denied. Please review this over because I'm pretty sure I'm right.

  • United States Neil Moallem

    Neil Moallem

    I feel like my comment was ignored. Ben's effort should definitely be denied on account of his partner not keeping his arms at his sides

  • response to previous attempt United States Neil Moallem

    Neil Moallem

    Ben had excellent form here but his partner definitely was flailing his arms around and not keeping them at his sides

  • response to previous attempt Canada Dan Rollman

    Dan Rollman

    Christophe First off, as Neil notes, you and your friend failed to keep arms and legs pressed together. Secondly, upon further review, the last roll clearly falls outside the 10 second window. We are left with no option but to deny this attempt. Try, try again.

  • response to previous attempt United States Christophe Flodstrom

    Christophe Flodstrom

    That seems like a forced laugh. Especially because the laughter doesn't quite relay so well via text box, and really, there was nothing overtly humorous mentioned in this thread. Save for the fact that Rob scolded you, that was kinda funny. I mean, maybe if you have an insipid sense of humor something was funny. But I digress...

  • response to previous attempt United States Neil Moallem

    Neil Moallem

    I thought it was pretty funny hahahaha

  • response to previous attempt United States Christophe Flodstrom

    Christophe Flodstrom

    I don't understand why you're telling me this. Nor do I understand why you said you will break it, twice. Redundancy aside, just break it and submit it, you don't need to broadcast what you're going to do. Furthermore, how is that funny? I'm missing the humor here.

  • response to previous attempt United States Joseph Hughes

    Joseph Hughes

    chris the funny part is we're just going to reattempt the record and break it. AND WE WILL BREAK IT.

  • response to previous attempt United States Christophe Flodstrom

    Christophe Flodstrom

    Actually, for our rolls, we're pretty well closed off. To jump we open up, but as we're rolling, our elbows are in. I'd say your biggest and most obvious error is not returning to facedown position. You were on your back for half of those.

  • response to previous attempt United States Neil Moallem

    Neil Moallem

    Well I was watching Christophe's video and they neither keep their legs together nor their arms pressed to their sides

  • response to previous attempt United States Rob Birdsong

    Rob Birdsong

    Neil you guys did even come close to keeping your "-legs together and arms pressed against torso for duration of attempt" - you should know better.

  • response to previous attempt United States Neil Moallem

    Neil Moallem

    Why was this denied??

  • response to previous attempt eva-1 su

    eva-1 su

    haha

  • response to previous attempt United States Emily Patricia

    Emily Patricia

    haha. Niceeee.

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