Because it requires preparation, technique, and a daring mindset in addition to being an extreme sport, limbo skating is one of the most spectacular. Roller skates are often worn by those who engage in this sport, even on their hands at times, as they try to maneuver around and under objects without slamming into them. When obstacles are close to the ground, some athletes will almost do the splits or stoop until their faces are almost touching the ground to get around them.
The traditional method for accomplishing this, like with ordinary limbo, is zipping beneath continuously lowered poles until one person succeeds in a near-ground encounter that the others are unable to complete. However, some thrill-seekers want to increase the level of difficulty.
How is limbo skating done?
A person travels on roller skates underneath an obstruction, such as a horizontal pole, without touching it. This activity is known as “limbo skating” or “roller limbo.” Advanced athletes will stretch their legs as wide as they can into a complete split and bend forward until their face is practically touching the ground in order to cross an obstacle that is very low in height. Similar to the traditional limbo dance, a sport in which multiple athletes compete may involve the lowering of a pole from round to round. Up until one person is left standing as the winner, anyone who touches the pole is eliminated.
Where is limbo skating popular?
The art of limbo skating is very popular among young people in India. The most recent sport to become popular in India is limbo-skating, which consists of roller skating under cars and requires flexibility, strength, and balance comparable to that of a gymnast.
Some Super Kids
Given their smaller bodies, it makes sense that children would set the world records in this sport. Even so, having an advantage doesn’t diminish how outstanding their accomplishments were. Their skills were honed by a lot of practice, dexterity, and aptitude.
Limbo skating superstar Tiluck Keisam has beaten his own record for the longest distance skated under bars after staggering 145 meters (475 feet 7 inches) under poles that were only 30 cm high.
The Indian skater, who is only eight years old, has already won several gold in regional events, but she chose to attempt the Guinness World Records challenge in hopes of inspiring other young children. He had to maintain his hands and lower arms off the ground the entire time in order to break the record.
Tiluck began practicing roller limbo in 2013, and in December 2015, he broke the previous record with a distance of 116 meters (380 ft 5 in).
Shristi Dharmendra Sharma (India) set the record for the quickest time to limbo skate beneath 10 bars on February 20, 2021, in W.C.L. Umrer Colony, Maharashtra. Her time was 1.69 seconds.
Shristi has been attempting to set a roller-skating Guinness World Record since 2014. She became interested in limbo skating after seeing it on television, and training started the following day. She had improved her flexibility through regular yoga sessions with her mother, thus skating provided for a unique and creative experience.
Due of a statewide lockdown during the COVID-19 epidemic, Shrishti could only practice for two hours each day. The regional sports minister was present as one of the independent witnesses on the day of the attempt, which made Shrishti happy.
Shristi is honored to have the Guinness World Records title because it provides her the opportunity to raise awareness for “Save the Girl Child,” a cause near and dear to her heart that works to promote gender equality for young girls.
A ninth-grader at Belgium’s St. Xavier’s High School, wins the prize for the longest limbo skate while wearing blinders. Incredibly flexible, balanced, and capable, this youngster passed under a car 17 centimeters above the ground while being completely blind. He broke his own record by performing the same blinding trick under three automobiles, and he plans to break it again with four. He beat the previous record for backward skating with 16.5cm clearance, almost half as much as the previous one. He is still going strong despite having a little back issue from practicing his talent. His family is hoping that these accomplishments would help him acquire scholarships and advance in life.
A six-year-old Indian youngster who amazed everyone with the longest limbo skating, is one of the most impressive of the group. He established the threshold by passing 57 cars in 45 seconds with the intention of eventually passing over a hundred vehicles. This remarkable boy started when he was just 18 months old. In order to reach his 100-car objective, he skates roughly 100km every week and trains for four hours each day, pouting when forced to stop. He wants to set a record that will be difficult for anyone to surpass.
Satish just achieved a record (in India, at least; the Guinness Book of World Records has not yet acknowledged his achievement) by roller skating about 230 feet (the equivalent of 39 automobiles) in only 29 seconds while keeping his face about five inches above the ground.
Satish completely destroyed the previous record of 157 feet, achieved by the then-five-year-old Shreeya Deshpande in Kolhapur, India. Satish’s accomplishment has been acknowledged by the India Book of Records as the “Farthest Distance in Limbo Skating Under Cars.”
Deshna Aditya Nahar (India) set the record for the quickest limbo skate under twenty cars on April 16, 2022 in Pune, Maharashtra. His timing was 13.74 seconds. Deshna Aditya Nahar spent 1.5 years getting ready for this record attempt.
In spite of the fact that Limbo Skating may look extremely dangerous, no one has ever sustained a life-threatening injury or died while participating in the activity. It is regarded as one of the top ten most extreme sports in the world in terms of the contribution it makes to children’s overall physical fitness and athletic accomplishment.