THE BULLWHIP WORLD RECORDS
According to Guinness World Records



GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS recognizes world records related to bullwhips.

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MOST WHIP CRACK CATCHES IN ONE MINUTE
"The most whip crack juggling catches in one minute (three whips) is 80, and was achieved by Aaron Bonk (USA) in Irwindale, Calfornia, USA, on 12 Msy 2018. Aaron made his attempt at the annual Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire."


MOST TARGETS HIT WITH A BULLWHIP IN ONE MINUTE
"The most targets hit with a bullwhip in one minute is 70, and was achieved by Jack Lepiarz (USA) in Bordentown, New Jersey, USA, on 11 June 2017.
"The bullwhip used was a 5 ft, 1in long, kangaroo-hide bullwhip made by Victor “Skip” SanSoucie. The attempt took place in front of a live crowd at the New Jersey Renaissance Faire."

LOUDEST WHIP CRACK
"The loudest whip crack is 148.7 db(A), and was achieved by Adam Winrich (USA), at the Eau Claire Children's Theatre in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA, on 21 June 2017.
"Adam wanted to break this record because he thought finding out just how loud he could crack a whip in decibels would be a fun challenge."

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MOST WHIP CRACKS WITH TWO WHIPS IN ONE MINUTE
Nathan "Whippy" Griggs cracked two stockwhips 697 times in 60 seconds on March 23, 2017.

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MOST STOCK WHIP CRACKS IN ONE MINUTE
The most stock whip cracks in one minute is 359 set by Nathan "Whippy" Griggs (Australia) on March 10, 2017.

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MOST WHIP CRACKS IN ONE MINUTE
The most bullwhip cracks in one minute is 283, achieved by Adam Winrich (USA), on Sept. 15, 2017.

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WHIP CRACKING - LONGEST WHIP
The longest whip cracked was 100.47 m (329 ft 7.5 in) long, and was achieved by Nathan (Whippy) Griggs at Defiance Mill Skate Park, in Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia, on 18 August 2016.(The whip itself weighed 35 kg (77 lb), and took over 500 hours to make, all from traditional materials.)

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Here are Guinness' other previous official records (thank you, Gary Brophy):




MOST NEWSPAPERS SPLIT USING A BULLWHIP IN ONE MINUTE
The most newspapers split using a bullwhip in one minute is 22, and was achieved by April Choi and Bethany Byrnes (USA) in Minneapolis, MN on 2 September 2017.
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FASTEST WHIP
he fastest time to hit 10 consecutive targets with a whip is 2.54 seconds, and was achieved by April Choi (USA) at the California Style Fitness Studio, in Peoria, Illinois, USA, on 17 September 2017.
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MOST DRINK CANS BROKEN WITH A WHIP IN THREE MINUTES
"The most drink cans broken with a whip in three minutes is 23 and was achieved by Adam Winrich (USA) on the set of Lo Show Dei Record, in Milan, Italy, on 11 April 2009."


MOST BOTTLE CAPS REMOVED WITH A WHIP IN ONE MINUTE
The most bottles opened in one minute with a whip is 12 by Adam Winrich in Beijing, China on Jan. 13, 2016.

FASTEST MILE SPINNING A WHIP TOP
"The fastest mile spinning a whip top is 25 min 13 sec and was set by Ashrita Furman (USA) at the Sheraton Voyager Hotel in Antalya, Turkey, on 19 December 2006."


MOST PEOPLE PLAYING WHIPPING TOPS SIMULTANEOUSLY
"The most people playing whipping tops simultaneously is 507 and was achieved by the People's Government of Tumen City and Yanbian Morningpost (both China) in Tumen City, Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture, Jilin Province, China, on 17 February 2011."
(The participants played on ice. A Trompo or Whipping Top is a toy popular in Latin America. In Spain it is known as "peonza" or "trompa", in Japan as "Koma", with different designs in different cities. It has a pear-shaped body and is usually made of wood, although new resins and strong plastic materials have also been used. RD)


MOST CANDLES EXTINGUISHED WITH A WHIP IN ONE MINUTE
The current record for 'Most candles extinguished by a whip in one minute' is 102 and was achieved by Adam Winrich at the Arizona Renaissance Festival in March 2014.


MOST CANDLES EXTINGUISHED BY A CHAIN WHIP (JIUJIE BIAN) IN 30 SECONDS
There is no current record holder for this title.


MOST FLOWERS CRACK-WHIPPED FROM THE MOUTH IN ONE MINUTE
"The most flowers crack-whipped from the mouth in one minute is 44 and was achieved by Adam Winrich and Dakota Granados (both USA) at the Arizona Renaissance Festival in Gold Canyon, Arizona, USA, on 23 February 2013."


MOST STRAWS CRACK-WHIPPED FROM THE MOUTH IN ONE MINUTE
"The most straws crack whipped from the mouth in one minute is 55, and was achieved by April Choi and Bethany Byrnes (both USA) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA, on 2 December 2017."
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MOST BOTTLES GRABBED WITH A WHIP AND CAUGHT IN ONE MINUTE
Adam Winrich claims this one with 18.


MOST PEOPLE FIRE WHIP CRACKING SIMULTANEOUSLY
There is no current record holder for this title.


MOST PEOPLE WHIP CRACKING SIMULTANEOUSLY
There is no current record holder for this title.

MOST EGGS BROKEN WITH A WHIP IN 30 SECONDS
There is no current record holder for this title.


MOST PEOPLE FIRE WHIP CRACKING SIMULTANEOUSLY
There is no current record holder for this title.


MOST STOCKWHIP CRACKS ON A SLACK LINE IN ONE MINUTE
There is no current record holder for this title.


HEAVIEST WHIP CRACKED
This record is for the heaviest whip to be cracked. This record is to be attempted by an individual. This record is measured in kilograms and grams (to the nearest gram), with the equivalent imperial measurements given in pounds and ounces. For the purposes of this record a whip is defined as a firm stick handle with a flexible line that when swung through the air produces a crack.


AFTERWARD

"Unofficial" records are found in the minds of non-champions. To make it REAL, you must follow conditions required by Guinness, and that adds a LOT of pressure. Yes, you might fail -- but a lot of really good people have tried to set and break these records, so you'll be in good company. As Emerson said, "DO the thing, and you have the power."

Even more aptly, Theodore Roosevelt said,

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."
(This is his "Man in the Arena" Speech given April 23, 1910.)

People wielding whips have been trying to outdo each other for centuries. Gary Brophy notes that "Saltbush Bill" (Roderick Mills, born in 1869) cracked a 65-foot stockwhip, but these early feats are not official Guinness World Records. Read the fascinating true story of "Saltbush Bill!"

So, with all these records on the books -- when is whip cracking going to become an Official Olympic Event?

Best Regards,

-Robert Dante-

(This data is from the record-holders themselves and the Guinness World Records website at www.guinnessworldrecords.com/explore-records. Also, thank you to April Choi, Adam Winrich, Nathan Griggs, Jack Lepiarz, Louie Fox, and Gary Brophy for contributing.)

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