Pine Board CARNAGE!
Pine boards are an extremely versatile product, with many uses in the construction industry. As everyone is currently stuck at home due to the coronavirus update, this edition of our blog is designed to cheer you up as we look at some of the world records for pine board DESTRUCTION!
To gain their coveted place in the Guinness Book of World Records, people demolish perfectly-good pine boards in lots of different ways and locations. Don't try this at home!
Most Pine Boards Broken with the Head
In what appeared to be one of the most painful world records, Kevin Shelley of the USA broke 32 pine boards across his forehead. This feat was achieved in just 30 seconds.
Most Pine Boards Broken by a Weight Attached to the Hair in One Minute
Surely this is one of the most ridiculous records in the book! Italian Giorgia Santi holds this mad record: using only a weight attached to the hair, Santi managed to destroy no less than 13 pine boards.
Most Pine Boards Broken with One Hand in One Minute
The male and female holders of this record are husband-and-wife team Chris and Lisa Pitman who together run Virtue Taekwondo martial arts school in Bromley, Kent. Lisa managed to smash 230 pine boards with one hand in one minute while husband Chris notched up 315.
Most Pine Boards Broken with One Elbow in One Minute
Zhang Hongwu from China holds this record. Hongwu managed to hit 114 pine boards with his elbow in the allotted time but only 80 of those were successfully broken.
Most People Breaking Pine Boards Simultaneously in a Single Location
The 'sport' of breaking pine boards has plenty of fans. To set this record, 433 people gathered to smash boards at Coomera Indoor Sports Centre in Australia, where the headquarters of organiser Go Kan Ryu Karate International are located.
Most Pine Boards Broken in Freefall
Just when you thought it couldn't get any weirder! Ernie Torres, holder of a first-degree black belt in the martial art Tang Soo Do, broke 12 pine boards while in full freefall: as well as earning Torres a place in the Guinness Book of World Records, the feat also helped to raise lots of much-needed cash for the Wounded Warriors fundraising project.
We hope that you had a smashing time reading this edition of our blog! For those of you who prefer using pine boards for construction as opposed to destruction, check out the selection available from JAS Timber. Subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media for more news (twitter and facebook), updates and special features.