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Largest Human Pyramid Assembled in 15 Seconds

United States Christophe Flodstrom

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Northbrook, Illinois, United States / August 19, 2011

Christophe Flodstrom and 11 of his friends formed a human pyramid.

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.

- each row must have one less person than the row beneath it
- top row may not have more than three people
- all participants must be on hands and knees
- pyramid must remain upright for at least three seconds
- if any participant tumbles or loses position, attempt will be denied
- no external support permitted, though participants may receive help climbing pyramid
- all participants must be standing at start of attempt

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Comments
  • Canada Dan Rollman

    Dan Rollman

    Following extended dialogue with the team at Stride today, we need to provide clarity about what a "tie" is. We were incorrect in believing that any category in which two or more people submit the same approved value is counted as a "tie." A "tie" only happens when two or more people submit EXACTLY THE SAME VALUE at EXACTLY THE SAME TIME.

    For this category and all others in which there are ties, the FIRST entrant to submit an approved value will be recognized as the winner. Later attempts which match that value will be recognized as DENIED attempts. This stays in line with our existing RecordSetter policy, in which you need to BEAT an existing record in order to gain world record recognition.

    We are incredibly sorry for the confusion on this issue. It's an unfortunate situation, and one we feel badly about. As a token of our apology, we will send a RecordSetter t-shirt and a copy of The RecordSetter Book of World Records to all of those affected directly by this issue.

  • United States Christophe Flodstrom

    Christophe Flodstrom

    Fraternity retreat, yes. Quite the challenge to make it happen though haha

  • United States Emily Patricia

    Emily Patricia

    Is this at a frat party or something? Super impressive!

  • United States Christophe Flodstrom

    Christophe Flodstrom

    Already have. We uploaded our video ages ago, and that's why we noticed it was gone...

  • United States Schuyler Van Horn

    Schuyler Van Horn

    Christophe - Record #27 is back up! Longest distance to throw a briefcase. Current record is 25 feet. Think you can beat it?

  • United States Schuyler Van Horn

    Schuyler Van Horn

    Cobra-Kai?

  • United States Christophe Flodstrom

    Christophe Flodstrom

    Oh, whatever happened to record #27? It's MIA...

  • United States Christophe Flodstrom

    Christophe Flodstrom

    Willy-nilly! Thanks Dan.

  • Canada Dan Rollman

    Dan Rollman

    You have 15 seconds to assemble the pyramid. It's OK if the three seconds of remaining upright takes place immediately after that.

  • United States Christophe Flodstrom

    Christophe Flodstrom

    Does the three second hold come out of the 15 seconds you have to make the pyramid? If you manage to fully construct the pyramid in exactly 15 seconds and then hold it for three seconds, is it denied?

  • United States Christophe Flodstrom

    Christophe Flodstrom

    This was taken right after belt testing at my Taekwondo school in Northbrook. It has students (all adult) as well as instructors (basically the whole middle row as well as myself and the guy on the bottom right of the pyramid. Lastly, there's my friend Ray who has absolutely nothing to do with martial arts, he was just there. He's the guy not in uniform :)

  • Canada Dan Rollman

    Dan Rollman

    Awesome work! Christoper, who are all the others in the pyramid?

  • United States Mike Bolotnikov

    Mike Bolotnikov

    Teakwondo > Best Buy

  • Canada Dan Rollman

    Dan Rollman

    Cody Foiled!

  • United States Cody Owens

    Cody Owens

    dan, i had considered this if necessary. haha!

  • Canada Dan Rollman

    Dan Rollman

    Great work, guys. NOTE: To avoid pyramid sprawl (ie. bottom row has 20 people, top row has 19 people), we've tweaked criteria as follows:

    1. Each row must have one less person than the row above it.

    2. Top row may not have more than three people.

    This means that a 4,3,2,1 or a 4,3,2 or a 5,4,3 or a 5,4,3,2 or a 5,4,3,2,1 pyramid are all capable of beating the existing mark.

  • United States Schuyler Van Horn

    Schuyler Van Horn

    nice! love it.

  • Philippines MaAnn P.

    MaAnn P.

    agreed! it is amazing! thumbs up for u guys :)

  • United States Cody Owens

    Cody Owens

    i can neither confirm nor deny that... LoL

  • United States Emily Patricia

    Emily Patricia

    Is this happening at Best Buy with a bunch of Best Buy employees? Because that's amazing.

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