Guinness World Record Response: World’s Largest Fire Whip

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Original Guinness World Record Claim


Claim ID: 392500

Membership Number: 343162


Mr Christopher Lu,


Thank you for your application to attempt the record for ‘Longest Fire Whip Cracked’.


Your proposal is very similar to an existing record that we already monitor. The category that Guinness World Records currently recognises is: Whip cracking – longest whip.


The current record (current as at the date of this letter) is:

The longest whip ever cracked (i.e. the end made to travel above the speed of sound) is one of 65.83 m (216 ft) excluding the handle, wielded by Adam Winrich (USA) in Fall Creek, Wisconsin, USA, on 24 May 2006.


We hope that you are interested in attempting the record recommended above. Attached are the Specific Guidelines which detail the rules and requirements which must be followed during the record attempt. It is your responsibility to ensure that all participants in the record attempt are aware of the contents of these Specific Guidelines.


The suggested title is the most relevant match to the record you applied for. However if the suggested title does not meet your needs then you can opt for creative services of the Guinness World Records Corporate Adjudication service. This service provides creative direction to identify a new or existing title which entirely fulfils your record-breaking aims, along with dedicated support throughout the record-breaking process. For more information on the Corporate Adjudication Service:

Please be aware that these are the current Record Guidelines and record you have to beat. However, you are responsible for obtaining the most up-to-date information on this record, as Guinness World Records will not directly inform you of any changes. Guinness World Records may update the Record Guidelines and a new record may be set at any time. We advise that you reconfirm the most up-to-date information before staging a record attempt.


Attempting this record


Once you have decided to attempt a record, you have two options:

•          Hire a Guinness World Records adjudicator to attend and verify your record attempt live and on-site

•          Document and compile evidence of your record attempt and submit to Guinness World Records for verification


When you hire a Guinness World Records adjudicator you have on-site support from one of our team of expert adjudicators. They attend your record attempt to ensure it adheres to the Specific Guidelines and will, if successful, announce the new Guinness World Records title live at your event. Our adjudicators are experienced media commentators and can act as a Guinness World Records spokesperson at your record attempt to any radio, TV and newspaper journalists.


The presence of a Guinness World Records adjudicator is the only way that you can immediately know whether your record attempt has been successful.


The adjudication service also gives you direct access to one of our expert Adjudication Managers, who will help you through the record application and planning process. The cost of the Adjudication Service starts from £4,500 and you are responsible for the transportation and accommodation for your adjudicator. For further details contact the team on:


Alternatively, you can document and compile evidence on your record attempt and submit it to Guinness World Records for verification. All the evidence that we require is detailed in the Specific Guidelines and the general evidence requirements are detailed in the Evidence Required document attached. The standard verification process takes 4-6 weeks and, if successful, Guinness World Records will provide you with a certificate commemorating your record-breaking achievement.


Should you wish to have your evidence reviewed more quickly then you can upgrade to Fast Track, which gives your evidence priority review within three (3) working days. You can upgrade to Fast Track at any time via this link: [URL].


If you are compiling your own evidence, this should be submitted, along with the completed schedules 2 and 3 of the ARRA, to our offices where it will be reviewed in a strict order of arrival:



3rd Floor

184-192 Drummond Street

London NW1 3HP



Please ensure that your Claim ID (above) is clearly marked on your package and all documentation.


Using the Guinness World Records logo


Anyone staging a record attempt can harness the power of the Guinness World Records brand name to promote their record attempt and raise awareness of their event by licensing our logo. The license of the Guinness World Records logo is included in the Adjudication Service, but this licensing service is available to everyone attempting a Guinness World Records title. To learn more about how you can make the most of your Guinness World Records title, please review the attached document.


Please note, written approval must be obtained from Guinness World Records Limited of any use of the GWR Trademarks prior to distribution or printing of any material which includes the GWR Trademarks.



If you have any questions regarding Record Guidelines or evidence requirements then log in to: and select your Claim ID. PLEASE DO NOT REPLY DIRECTLY TO THIS EMAIL AS THIS COMES FROM AN UNMONITORED EMAIL ADDRESS.


Alternatively you can contact our office in London on: +44 207 891 4500 from 9.30 AM to 6.00 PM GMT.


We wish you the best of luck in your record attempt and we look forward to hearing from you!


Yours sincerely,

Freddie Hoff

Guinness World Records

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