Berlin U-Bahn challenge?

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Re: Berlin U-Bahn challenge?

Post by dstock17 » 15 Jan 2017, 17:27

RJSRdg wrote:I think there may be a hint in the post above Iain's....
a quick Google search revealed this https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MmDEdoLTv_0

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Re: Berlin U-Bahn challenge?

Post by dstock17 » 19 May 2017, 17:52

just heard that Guinness refused this perfectly legal attempt I'm sure if name was Geoff Marshall it have been approved :x

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Re: Berlin U-Bahn challenge?

Post by quisquidillius » 20 May 2017, 15:29

dstock17 wrote: just heard that Guinness refused this perfectly legal attempt
Why?
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Re: Berlin U-Bahn challenge?

Post by dstock17 » 20 May 2017, 16:36

quisquidillius wrote:
dstock17 wrote: just heard that Guinness refused this perfectly legal attempt
Why?
apparently the definition of independant witness wasn't good enough for them I think it was because they can't have two English guys break a German record.

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Re: Berlin U-Bahn challenge?

Post by Steeevooo » 23 May 2017, 08:54

To clarify - Andi and my attempt at the Berlin U-Bahn record has been rejected on two grounds:

1. We were unable to provide full, continuous video footage of the attempt. We provided time-stamped photos of every single station visited and videoed every single connection that was made, both internally and externally, but this was deemed insufficient as they wanted continuous footage of the entire attempt.

2. Our independent stopwatch operator was deemed to be not independent since they knew us both and therefore "could have something to gain from being such a timekeeper, and therefore is deemed non-independent". I raised the question of how anyone is supposed to find a willing, truly random member of the public (i.e. fulfilling the criteria that they do not know either of us) to be at a given start and finish station at given times with a stopwatch to time us, especially in a country where we don't speak the language, but this was ignored.

I have requested an appeal on this, but am not particularly hopeful.

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Re: Berlin U-Bahn challenge?

Post by al » 23 May 2017, 16:06

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That's very unfortunate. Presumably an unknown person whose time was paid for by the Challenger (i.e. a cheaper person than a Guinness rep) would presumably not be neutral either as they could be swayed by the payment! :roll: It's looking more and more as if records won't get broken any more without Guinness people appearing at the beginning and end themselves, not withstanding the desire for many hours of video footage :(
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Re: Berlin U-Bahn challenge?

Post by Going Underground » 23 May 2017, 18:53

These records just suck now.. what more do they want or need... your time stamped video is clear evidence IMO :evil:
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Re: Berlin U-Bahn challenge?

Post by Iain » 23 May 2017, 19:56

I agree - what does an independent witness add that continuous footage doesn't provide?
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Re: Berlin U-Bahn challenge?

Post by Tube Geek » 24 May 2017, 06:29

This is actually ridiculous. From what you've said, that sounds like enough evidence to me!
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Re: Berlin U-Bahn challenge?

Post by michael_churchill » 24 May 2017, 14:40

I've said it before but the Guinness Book of Records is a mere shadow of its former self. Ross & Norris McWhirter (and Roy Castle) must be spinning in their graves.
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