Watch an 8-Year-Old-Boy Break His Own Limbo Skating Record
Limbo skating—not roller derby—might be the most extreme sport played on skates. Wheel-clad competitors zoom underneath a course of low-slung, horizontal obstacles, and to avoid touching them, they spread their legs apart (sometimes into a full split) and tilt their upper bodies close to the ground. If they graze the floor with their hands or forearms, they’re disqualified.
In the video below, shared by Laughing Squid, you can watch 8-year-old skating star Tiluck Keisam from Manipur, India set a new Guinness Record for “Farthest distance limbo skating under bars.” He zoomed 475 feet, 7 inches beneath poles set 2 1/2 feet above the floor.
Limbo skating is growing in popularity in India, but the record Keisam broke was his own: In December 2015, the pint-sized skater set his first limbo skating record when he cleared a distance of 380 feet, 5 inches, under bars set about 11 inches off the ground.
[h/t Laughing Squid]