Nov. 21 (UPI) — After grinding a ski rail for the first time at the age of 65, a skier from Colorado earned the title of oldest person to hold the Guinness World Record.
Dave Schaut, a resident of Avon, claims that an employee at the Beaver Creek ski resort saw him grinding a rail on his skis and was the one who encouraged him to attempt to break a Guinness World Record.
According to Schaut, Guinness does not currently have a category for the oldest skier to grind a rail; nevertheless, the organization has agreed to create a new record for him.
“Before me, nobody other possessed a copy of the record.
Because I was the first person to compete in the category, Guinness World Records decided to develop the category specifically for me “According to Schaut, the Vail Daily said.
He stated that officials from Guinness came up with certain parameters for his quest to break the record.
“It was longer than I was used to, but the minimum length of the rail that was necessary was five meters, which is equal to 16.4 feet.
In addition, the width of the rail could not exceed 12 inches. At first, it was difficult to find a rail that was sufficient for the course, but then Beaver Creek installed a rail that was 25 feet long, which is equivalent to 7.5 meters, in their park.
Even though it was eight feet longer than what was required, I made the decision to use that rail in order to satisfy the record “Schaut remarked.
Schaut reported that he had put in approximately two months of preparation time before achieving success in his first official try.