Today I broke the Guinness World Record for Longest Duration Balancing a Chainsaw on the chin.
Tomorrow (Oct 5), I go for the Guinness World Record for Longest Duration Balancing a Chainsaw on the forehead. It’ll be at 5 PM outside of JUMP as part of the VR Bash that’s part of Boise Startup week. That’s right, it’s a real reality chainsaw at a virtual reality event.
Tonight, the previous record for the chin balance was 5 minutes 7 second. I previously held this record with a mark of 3 minutes 1-second set in March of 2016 but it was passed earlier this year. Today I went for 10 minutes 0.78 seconds (as measured exactly the same by 2 stopwatches).
Tomorrow’s attempt mark is 3 minutes and no one has ever successfully completed a 3-minute run since the forehead balance is much harder. When the chainsaw is on my chin I can see the end of the chain to know when it’s tipping. When it’s on my forehead I can only see the bottom which doesn’t move nearly as much so it requires a lot more feel and much faster, smaller corrections.