Completely! That's actually what I was originally going for! Are you going to use the location minimum's that I outlined? That's how I did it so I feel like that would be an appropriate way to set it apart and it would provide a future format.
Thanks for hearing me out Dan I appreciate it.
And going back to the baseball analogy to make my point about the percentage:
Just because someone can hit home runs does not mean they can lay down a perfect bunt to both sides. It does not mean that they can hit specific markers laid out on the field, etc. It's a different skill, and impressive one, but different. Shooting 73.2% taking that volume of shots from that many different locations makes this record unique and different. Standing in one spot allows you to find your best spot and go crazy but for my record I moved everywhere, including the places I was not as comfortable. Also, the numbers in the post above make it quantifiable and breakable.
And going back to the baseball analogy. If you can hit a home run you can hit a double, that's hand eyed coordination and power. But basketball is a precision sport involving far more touch than is required swinging a bat. Not all good three point shooters are good mid-range and free throw shooters. Not all good free throw shooters are good three point shooters. Some people really struggle with a mid-range jump shot. It's just completely different. But again, the percentage from all over the floor was what I was originally going for. "All over the floor" can be quantifiable as well and can be put into the rules to make it breakable. This way it is not abstract and has numbers that are clearly defined.
8,000 shot minimum can be broken down as follows:
2,500 NBA threes (minimum)
2,000 high school range threes (minimum)
2,000 mid range jump shots (minimum)
1,500 free throws (minimum)
Which was approximate of what happened. I actually took more NBA threes than that but I'm not sure if any of the publicity on it specifically states it so I knocked it down a bit.
Also if you guys wanted to change it to the percentage one one of the rules would be that the shooter must take at least 8,000 shots since I shot 8,001. Shooting from different locations over the 24 hours would set it apart from any other. This is significant because if you stand in one spot you can catch a rhythm and just keep making shots whereas if you are forced to move around you must adapt while not letting your percentage plummet which is extremely difficult. There are people who have shot free throws for 24 hours and the one you showed me about the threes but they wouldn't have been forced to adapt like I was.
I shot from every three point spot, every wing, and so forth but I get your point. My original record submission was "Highest shooting percentage from all over the floor over 24 consecutive hours" which was 73.2% which still holds up with that other world record you showed me. It was changed to most made shots when it was accepted.
I was 18 at the time of setting the record and did so with a nerve damaged ankle as well if that matters at all.
Also, while he made those threes, he may not have made the free throws, the mid range jumpers, etc. He may have, but maybe not. Regardless, that's not what he did and it is what I did.