Have you ever wanted to see a record in action after reading about fantastic feats in the Guinness World Records books? Or wondered what the people behind the records are really like? Well, now is your chance to gain unprecedented access to the stars of Guinness World Records 2020.
To celebrate the book’s release, our record holders are stepping off the page to bring their talent to life at a location near you. You’ll be able to power your curiosity through activities and workshops that will immerse you in the record holder’s passion, artform or skill. These exhilarating events can be found exclusively on Airbnb Experiences.
Take a look at some of the amazing record holders that feature in Guinness World Records 2020 and the experiences they’re offering below.
Power Breaking with The PitmansThe record-breaking experience hosts include power couple Lisa and Chris Pitman (both UK). Lisa holds the record for most pine boards broken in one minute with one hand (female) with 230, and Chris holds the male record with 315. Lisa, the only female Taekwondo master in the UK, and her husband Chris, are well equipped to take you through a vigorous Taekwondo session, allowing you to discover strength you never knew you had.
Lisa and Chris guarantee a smashing experience at their stomping ground in Kent, UK. They will show you how to smash tiles, boards, blocks and bricks - with your bare hands! You can find their incredible record on our Strength and Stamina spread in the 2020 book. Find out more.
Meet the Creator of the fastest shed
Meet the creator of the fastest garden shed, Kevin Nicks (UK), and find out how he managed to engineer a garden shed that can reach 80.67mph. Not only can you find out more about the process behind the build, but you can witness first-hand the shed’s thrilling speeds. Kevin’s experience is hosted within the grounds of a classic car hub in Gloucestershire, UK.The experience also takes a tour through some truly incredible vehicles which are a must-see for any car enthusiast. You can find Kevin’s record, as well as other interesting automobile records, on our Driving you Crazy spread in the 2020 book. Find out more.
Hula hoop with a pro
Getti Kehayova (USA) is right to call herself a pro hula hooper after achieving the record title for the largest hula hoop spun (female). Being able to manoeuvre a 17ft, 0.25in titanium hula hoop is no easy feat! Getti is now sharing her tips and tricks on how to get to the top of the hula hoop game with an experience in Las Vegas, USA.
As well as picking up hula hooping skills, you’ll get the chance to see and have photos taken with the colossal hoop that earned Getti her record title. You can find Getti’s record on our Giant’s Toybox spread in the GWR 2020 book. Find out more.
Learn acrobatics with a circus performer
This experience truly allows you to witness an incredible feet in Portland, USA. Brittany Walsh holds the record for farthest arrow shot using feet (12.31m), which requires great flexibility and balance to achieve. Not only will you be able to witness the record-breaking stunt first hand, but you’ll also be dipping your toes into circus acrobatics, learning some of the skills that enabled Brittany to break her record and sustain her 11-year career as a circus performer. Shoot straight to our Fantastic Feats spread in the 2020 book to find Brittany’s record. Find out more.
Other 2020 book stars that are hosting experiences include Martin Rees (UK), who holds three records including the most magic tricks performed in a single skydive (11), Sherry Groom (US), the founder and curator of the Troll Hole Museum, who has the largest collection of trolls (8,130) and Michelle Kinney (US), who holds the record for most weight lifted by atlas stone lifts in one minute (female) (539.77 kg).
You can see the full list of Airbnb Experiences available here.