Guinness World Record Dyno Competition

Could this be your chance to make it into the Guinness Book of Records and win a pot of cash?planetFear will host an attempt to break the world dyno record at the National Outdoors Show 2007 held at the NEC in Birmingham from the 16th to the 18th of March A cash prize (of at least £200) will be on offer to the winner of the competition if either the men?s or women?s World record is broken. Anyone can come along and have a go at hurling themselves at the target hold every day at 12.30. Friday and Saturday?s session will have the target hold set at an ?achievable? height to encourage everyone to try dynoing, and enable aspirants to the record to get their eye in. On Sunday, the set up will be in accordance with the Guinness rules to enable an official record attempt. Plenty of strong stars will be there for the European Bouldering Championships, so the standard should be high. The cash prize will only be available for Sunday?s competition.The current men?s record was set at the Outdoors Show in 2005 by both Matt Heason (UK) and Peter Wuerth (GER) at 2.700m (8?10?).  The women?s record was set at the same time by Austrian Nina Arch at 2.150m (7?1?). THE DYNO COMPETITION RULES General Rules 1. Competitors must be aged 16 years or over. 2. Competitors must register to compete. 3. When the competition starts, registered competitors will be called by name to take their turn. As there is no isolation area, competitors will be expected to be within the area of the Dyno board and will therefore be permitted to watch each other. 4. Registered competitors who arrive late will start the competition at whatever height the target hold is set at when they arrive. However, once the sudden death section is completed late arrivals will not be permitted to join the competition. 5. Rock shoes/boots must be worn by all competitors. 6. Chalk bags will not be worn whilst competing. The Dyno Board 1. This will overhang by 20º. 2. The start holds will be two large handholds set level with each other and 200mm apart. Below each handhold will be a regularly spaced series of identical, positive footholds. 3. The target hold, a very large, double handed ?jug?, will be moved along a line of bolt holes set at an angle of 45º from the left hand fixed handhold. 4. The distance measured will be between the fixing bolts of the target hold and the left hand fixed hold. The Dyno 1. Competitors must hold both starting handholds, with their left hand on the left hold and their right hand on the right hold. No crossed hands will be permitted. 2. Competitors are permitted to use any configuration of footholds. However, feet must not touch the starting handholds. 3. An attempt is classed as having started as soon as both feet leave the ground. Stepping down or falling from the start holds will terminate the attempt. 4. An attempt is successful if the competitor hangs the target hold in control with both hands. The judges shall decide whether the competitor hangs the target hold ?in control?. As a rule of thumb, two seconds should be enough. The judges? decision is final. 5. Competitors may opt to ?miss? a height, but will not be allowed to lower the target hold should they change their mind. All competitors must make a successful attempt at the final height in the sudden death stage, in order to continue to the next stage.