Some world skate records for you
Everyone likes a bit of trivia, and also everyone likes world records so .Here are some skateboarding records for you.
World’s highest ollie
In 2011 Aldrin Garcia set a record of 44.5 inches (113cm) which was thought to be unbeatable. In 2018 Berrics claimed this was beaten by Jake Hayes and Xavier Ashford both of who ollied 45.5 inches 115.57 cm. This however was not done under world record standards of doing thing so officially the record is still held by Aldrin. But I guess we can use the Berrics standard now that skateboarding records are set at the Berrics.
World’s highest kickflip
This one was recorded at the Berrics with slightly looser rules. Unlike a regular high jump where if you knock a bar over the attempt doesn't count under Berrics rules there is a rope and if you make it over even by touching the rope it still counts. Jake Hayes did a massive kickflip over 34 inches ( 86.37 cm)
Largest stair drop
Maybe you already know this one cause it’s famous. Aaron Homoki (Jaws) jumped 25 stairs in Lyon. It made the cover of Thrasher. There is a whole video of it with Ali Boulala who first attempted to jump this monster set and came up short and injured. Then Jaws made the unbelievable happen when he landed at the bottom on his board!
Fastest on a skateboard
You would never guess that the record is 146.73 km/hour. Well this is a longboard ofcourse cause regular skateboards will just throw you off with speed wobble at those speeds. It was done by a Peter Connolly.
Most spins in the air
For the longest time the 900 was like the grail of skateboarding. Tony hawk was the first to successfully complete one after which many others managed it as well. Then a bunch of skaters (kids really) managed to make an extra 180 to land the 1080 (Tom Achaar was first) However the true master of avoiding a headspin is Mitchie Brusco who managed to land a 1260 which is three and half rotations in the air that too at and x games competition.
Highest air ever
No record list is complete without mentioning Danny Way who has a large list of records. This one included because he made an air 7.77 meters high ( 25.5 ft in retard units) off his mega ramp. They say the air is thinner up there and the weight of giant balls pulled him back down otherwise he would have kept going till he reached space.
The wheelie is the first trick most of us learn and lose interest in it unless we are Swiss skater Simon Stricker who held a manual for 2.17km hitting speeds of up to 45km/h. He did this while going downhill ofcourse.