Many of us have dreamed when we were younger to be in the Guinness Book of World Records at some point or another. Sadly, for most of us that dream will never come true. But there is the occasional odd duck which in one way or another manages to end up fulfilling their childhood dreams.
And if that dream is to be the owner of a world record, you can be pretty sure that it’s going to be either awesome or ridiculous. In today’s article, we’re talking about the former. After wishing for years to be featured in the Guinness Book of World Records, 32-year-old Mischo Erban sets world record for fastest electric skateboard.
Breaking the record
Erban managed to hit 59.55 miles per hour before stopping, officially breaking the previous world record for the fastest electric skateboard. He steered his remote-controlled electric longboard on a runway in Slovenia’s Portoroz Airport. Guinness was there to witness the entire event.
The longboard was of course modified. Using a NEXTBoard longboard built by Next Generation Vehicles, Erban equipped each wheel with a Scorpion motor. The pair of Tattu 6S batteries used by the electric longboard needs about one and a half hours to recharge.
Controlling the speed and steering of the longboard via a handheld remote control, Erban had exactly 100 meters to reach his highest speed. He made several unsuccessful attempts, all videotaped, including one in which he falls off the board before he finally managed to break the record.
His thunder does somewhat fade when you find out that he didn’t modify his own longboard. The board itself belonged to Next Generation Vehicles, while the modifications were designed and engineered by other people working for the company.
Erban and Guinness
Always having a fascination with speed, the 32-year-old Slovenian man has always attempted to go faster. Despite how it sounds, you already know that Erban wasn’t struck by lightning and gained superpowers, but he did manage to become the fastest man alive on an electric longboard. And that counts for something, right?
Well, of course it does! At least, that’s what the representatives from the Guinness Book of World Records thought, finally granting Erban his life-long dream. He was always inspired by the book, and claims that he always thought them to help motivate people to show innovation and individuality.
Despite what Erban did being quite a big achievement, I feel obligated to remind you that other records in the big book include the fastest riding lawnmower, largest rubber band ball, most straws stuffed in one’s mouth, longest time spent instant messaging (96 hours straight), and even the fastest hundred meter hurdle while wearing swim fins.
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