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Zazie
Zazie

There Is No Spoon
Location: Brighton
Member Since: 19th Jun 2007
Total posts: 68
Posted:So, many people have been asking me about the World Record Attempt at Play 2006.

Basically the reason it wasn't an official Guiness World Record was some beaurocratic crap:

a) One of the camera angles was wrong (wasn't quite far enough from the other camera)

b) One of the witnesses missed out a (very insignificant) field in their paperwork. GWR have a policy of not actually telling you about any such problems until 6 months later when they tell you your application has failed because of it. Goodness people are helpful these days!

For those who weren't there, it WAS choreographed, but because of problems with timing and actually communicating to a couple hundred people spread out in a field, the choreography got lost slightly. It was there though! Even Guiness agreed with that.

Anyway. The point is:

There were 201 spinners. The previous record was 174. Therefor WE BROKE THE RECORD whatever the sh*ts at Guiness may say. And as far as we're aware we still hold it.

Whaaaaaay!!!! Gold stars for us biggrin


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Spanner
Spanner

remembers when it was all fields round here
Location: in the works... somewhere...
Member Since: 27th Feb 2003
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Posted: Written by :Zazie


a) One of the camera angles was wrong (wasn't quite far enough from the other camera)




How many were filming and where were they then? I filmed it from slightly to the left of the valley as you look down (as close to the bottom as I could without sitting in brambles, nettles and swamp) and with the others either side of the valley at the top, forming a triangle around the spin, so I'm surprised Guinness would claim that.

Any chance of the paperwork being submitted again?


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you are nice woman.

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animatEd
animatEd

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Location: Bristol UK
Member Since: 31st Aug 2004
Total posts: 3540
Posted:I was going to suggest trying again at Bristol JC...

But then I realised how lazy Bristol is... ubblol


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Zazie
Zazie

There Is No Spoon
Location: Brighton
Member Since: 19th Jun 2007
Total posts: 68
Posted:I dunno I'll talk to Mike more about it when I see him on Thursday, but I think if it were possible it would have been done... Definately plans of a re-do in the pipelines though, will keep you all informed smile

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Zazie
Zazie

There Is No Spoon
Location: Brighton
Member Since: 19th Jun 2007
Total posts: 68
Posted:And (Ed - didn't see your post before I posted...) I think if it's gonna be done again then it would be good to do it properly i.e. certified by Guinness, a pain as it is, drawing on lessons learned from the first time round. And it takes a good few months of planning and paperwork before that can happen :/

I think we should think up some new (unofficial) records for Bristol... longest matrix propellers? (or, er, any matrix propellers...)

Any better suggestions?


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animatEd
animatEd

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Location: Bristol UK
Member Since: 31st Aug 2004
Total posts: 3540
Posted:least juggling at a juggling convention? wink

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Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
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PinkNigel
PinkNigel

Pinker than thou
Location: A little pink world all my own...
Member Since: 4th May 2006
Total posts: 336
Posted:Best brew, bit of cake, and random chat in a field anywhere ever.

(Though with no moving finger this year...)


A wise man once said: "You have two ears and one mouth, therefore you should shut the censored up and listen" (though, to be fair, he might not've put it _quite_ like that..)

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Phil Reilly
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Posted:G'Day world fire twirling community , my name is Phil Reilly and my sons Luke and Zak have been twirling for ten years. We have 8 different fire tools ,they have named themselves "Thooramunga" which is aboriginal for "fire sticks". Any way we are about to attempt a world record for a friend of mine who has a really sick boy (talintye.org)We meet this Monday night at dusk for the first time at The Como Hotel. We need as many experienced fire twirlers we can get . we will keep meeting until we are experienced enough to SMASH this record . The attempt will be made on Scylla Oval in Como , pending ,council permission

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