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Most Playing Cards Balanced On Body While Standing On One Foot

United States Ben Jenkins


Evanston, Illinois, United States / February 14, 2013

Ben J. balanced 36 playing cards on his body while balancing on one foot. None of the cards touched each other.

- must use standard playing cards
- may put cards anywhere on the body
- cards may not touch each other
- may receive assistance putting cards in the body
- no adhesives or external support permitted
- must balance on one foot during the entire attempt
- cards must remain balanced for at least 10 seconds
- must observe RecordSetter balancing criteria
- must follow form of current world record holder
- must provide video evidence


Tags: mostwildcardbalancingbalanceplaying cardcardfoot

  • Germany jano kralik

    jano kralik

    super record

  • United States Matthew Allen

    Matthew Allen

    I thought possibly: Must place cards on body, one-at-a-time, with no complete overlay stacking.

    • United States Matthew Allen

      Matthew Allen

      Or: Must place cards on body, one-at-a-time, with no overlaying.

  • Canada Dan Rollman

    Dan Rollman

    Tai (and others): How can we adjust the rules to avoid people doing that? Ben, am I correct that none of your cards touch? If so, let's add that as a rule.

    • United States Ben Jenkins

      Ben Jenkins

      Yeah, none of my cards touch. I thought about the decks thing, but thought it was against the spirit of the record.

    • Canada Dan Rollman

      Dan Rollman

      OK, will add that rule. Matthew Allen, hope you are cool with that.

    • United States Matthew Allen

      Matthew Allen

      That is totally okay! I am fairly new to Recordsetter, but would like to keep the spirit high and the rules in-line haha

  • United States Tai Star

    Tai Star

    I don't see any rule that would make it illegitimate to just put the whole 52 cards on my head, then just use whole decks of cards instead of just one card at a time...

  • United States Tai Star

    Tai Star

    so the cards can't be stacked cause that would be to easy.. but I noticed there was about a half card overlap in seth's hand, so could all the cards be overlapped like that. any regulation here... i'm goin for it

  • United States Seth Mansfield

    Seth Mansfield

    Sorry Borck...

  • United States Emily Patricia

    Emily Patricia

    This is great! New Saturday night activity? What record are you thinking of for next time?

  • United States Kat McKee

    Kat McKee

    Sooo.....this is how the boys and I spent our Saturday night! Setting a new world record! Man, we are nerds...but I love it!

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