Japanese Man Sets the Guinness World Record for Spinning the World's Largest Hula Hoop!
Hula Hoops have been recorded in diverse history as a method of storytelling for native American tribes and as a game for children and adults in 14th century England. The modern hula hoop was popularized in the 1950s when a plastic version was marketed by California's Wham-O toy company.
Since this time, there has been fierce competition between serious hoopers to set records for a variety of tricks. These include the longest time hooping, the highest number of hoops, and the most number of rotations in a given time.
There are also records for novelty hoops. Yuya Yamada aka “Hoopman” recently set the Guinness World Record record for spinning the most number of rotations on this giant hula hoop. The hoop is about 5.14 m wide and looks like it takes every ounce of energy and strength to keep it in the air.
The record was set in Yokohama, Japan. Yamada just needed three rotations to break the record but easily smashed it with six full rotations.
The 37-year old hoop artist has been spinning since 2011. He travels across the country teaching adults and children the joys of hooping.
Yamada’s record took just a few minutes to set, the record for the longest verified hula hoop session is held by Aaron Hibbs from Columbus, Ohio. Hibbs kept his hoop spinning for 74 hours and 54 minutes between October 22, and 25 in 2009.