Stuntman Freddy Nock, a well-known high wire artist, has set a new Guinness World Records title for the Longest duration chair balancing on a tightrope.
Freddy set the record while 11 m (36ft) up between the floors of the Mall of Switzerland in Ebikon in an attempt organised to celebrated the mall's first anniversary.
Starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday 10 November, Freddy managed to keep his balance for 8 hours 30 minutes and 55 seconds.
Throughout this unique attempt, which had spectators aghast, Freddy slipped his chair forward 30 m (98ft) without leaving the tightrope to reach the other side of the mall.
Freddy went without a safety strap using only a balancing pole which he held above his lap. Nevertheless he still managed to eat a burger and an ice cream while remaining balanced on the chair.
During his attempt Freddy wore a headset which allowed him to speak to onlookers which he said was useful as he found speaking and answering the spectators’ questions distracting from the muscle cramps!
This isn't Freddy's first Guinness World Records title set on a tightrope.
In August 2015 he set a new record for the steepest tightrope walked on with an angle of 38.06 degrees.
A few days later on 7 September he then set the record for the Longest tightrope crossing by bicycle with a distance of 485 m (1,591.21 ft), during which he also achieved Steepest gradient tightrope crossing by bicycle at 3.7%.
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