Measuring 12.5 times bigger than a regular version, the world’s Largest skateboard is big – wheelie big.

The Los Angeles-based board was originally created in 2009 for the MTV series Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory and measures 11.15 m (35 ft 7 in) long by 2.64 m (8 ft 8 in) wide and 1.10 m (3 ft 7.5 in) tall.

It now has its place in Guinness World Records 2019 in the Meet the Makers chapter which celebrates record holders who embrace the spirit of the "Maker Movement" - inventors, artists, hobbyists and DIY-ers behind supersized or super-fast creations.

Joe Ciaglia, director of California Skateparks, was the other half of the partnership behind it and said he wanted to recreate Rob’s regular board meaning it has seven layers of wood forming the deck, is the exact same shape and has identical decor underneath.

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"The hardest part was not having any directions or blueprints," he explained. "We just started and figured it out as we progressed. The process took us about 10 weeks, a lot of things were trial and error."

Given its size some features had to be slightly different ; the wheels feature racing car tyres and the board also has a supporting steel frame.

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The size of the board inevitably attracts attention; visitors have come from as far away as Brazil, China and Japan while it’s also been taken around the US.

"One time in New York we were driving out of Time Square and a police officer pulled me over. I thought I had done something wrong and then he said 'can I get on your board?'. So he literally pulled me over to take a picture on the skateboard!"

Largest skateboard underneath

Plenty of people have ridden the board and Joe one time had a go by himself down a hill at a camp in Pennsylvania.

"It started going a little left, I tried to jump right but the board didn’t move. Started hitting speeds of 30-35 mph and there was a big dirt hill coming.

"I had no choice but to bail. Fortunately, I didn’t get hurt too bad."

"The skateboard got launched into the air and we had a little damage. The kingpin broke but we were able to repair it. I was more concerned about what was happening to the board than myself."

As one of the stars of Guinness World Records 2019's Meet the Makers section, Joe has advice for others wanting to attempt similar challenges.

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"It was overwhelming [when the board was complete]. I had the biggest smile on my face. Me and Rob were doing handstands on top of it, we were so excited.

"Being a maker is amazing. Growing up in life I always looked forward to being a Guinness World Records title holder but not having the physical talent to pull something off has given me this great opportunity to be a maker.

It’s been fun. I would recommend anyone out there who has ideas to just try. Who knows you might by the next record holder."

Guinness World Records 2019 is out now in the US and Canada (as of Tuesday 28 August) and will be available globally from Thursday 6 September. Find out where you can buy your copy.

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