Ben, Al and Haruka witness record attempts from around the world. Tension reigns in the Officially Competitive bunker as the competitors take on a dicey challenge.
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# Officially, officially, officially... Amazing! #
Hello, and welcome to the Officially Amazing railway.
This elegant engine is the Shires Express
and today it's on track to bring you a first-class journey -
destination Recordsville! HORN BLASTS
Full steam ahead!
Here's what's on today's choo-choo-pendous show...
Big Z and Thor are back!
But what tests of their muscular might await?
And our courageous warriors wrestle with some tiny cubes of doom.
But first, it's a family affair.
Introducing the magically multi-talented Ramos family.
(Although this is a perfectly executed front-landing manoeuvre.)
..who, today, will be attempting to break his own world record
Let's meet the family with your host...
Is this what you wear all the time?
Is this the normal Ramos family routine?
-Only for shows, Ben.
-So, not round the house?
-Not to go shopping in, no.
Jordan, this is a very technically-involved record.
How exactly do you go about training for it?
When you're there on the trampoline, you have to just think of one thing
and that's putting the basketball into the hoop.
Your mind has be in one place
because if your mind's everywhere, you know, it might not happen.
How are the nerves right now?
I'm really nervous about it but I've got every confidence in Jordan.
He's very focused in his strength, you know,
he's prepared for it, so, I'm pretty sure he will break it.
Jordan, Ramos family, best of luck for today.
I can't wait to see you attempt this record.
Here are the rules.
An Olympic-sized trampoline must be used,
the ball must be dunked - not thrown - into the hoop
and Jordan is aiming to beat his own world record of...
This record was previously held by German athlete Thilo Schwarck,
who we met back in series one,
where we also witnessed another equally athletic sportsman
proving just how hard this event is.
Jordan is just going through his warm-up routine.
Remember - he's had years of training for this dangerous record.
Do not try this yourself.
-Yeah. It was just sideways a bit.
Mark, it's over to you.
OK, Jordan, in your own time.
We've come to this hall because it has the height needed
for Jordan to be able to generate enough bounce
to propel himself over 10 metres to that hoop.
That's about the length of a double-decker bus.
Well, clearly, he felt something wasn't right with his bounce,
so, wisely, he decided against going through with that attempt.
But now he's ready to go again.
OK, Jordan, in your own time.
And he's quickly bouncing to a great height.
Now it's just about when Jordan believes he's ready
to launch himself into that super slam dunk.
What a leap!
Oh, yes! Unbelievable.
A soaring, stunning slam dunk.
Just look at that elevation and the enormous distance he covers.
He almost flew to that hoop.
To meet the basket at exactly the right angle for the dunk
takes almost unfathomable precision - not to mention courage.
So, we know he rocketed a dizzying distance of 10.05 metres,
but was that a valid dunk?
In order for it to be a valid attempt,
the ball has to be slam dunked into the hoop
and it can't leave Jordan's hands,
and I can reveal that the ball...
did not leave his hands,
so it is a new Guinness World Record!
Joyful celebrations, then, for the rip-roaring Ramos family.
But who will be celebrating and Italy with Al and Haruka?
Ladies and gentlemen - Zydrunas and Thor!
We've seen them ferrying fridges
and laying waste to washing machines.
-But this is the decider
as these two super strong men attempt the world record for the...
The current record stands at eight metres.
And is held by Thor.
These kegs weigh a hefty...
The bar has been set at 8.05 metres
and seems to be manned
by the disgruntled cousins of the Super Mario Bros.
Cheer up, man!
Big Z goes first.
Oh! That could have been nasty.
Not only did he fail to throw the keg over the bar,
he almost forgot to get out of the way when it came back down again.
Now, can Thor beat his own record?
Oh, so close.
He hit the bar.
Hit it? He almost shattered it!
Big Z needs to up his game.
And it's high, but it's not high enough.
So, he hasn't taken Thor's record.
But can Thor out-Thor Thor?
In-keg-ible! 8.05 metres.
"Thor" real, Thor has taken this series two to one.
Now, it's time for three slightly smaller record-breaking giants.
Once upon a time, three gallant princes roamed the Earth
attempting world records you can try at home.
from Japan, Prince Charming, Mr Cherry,
from the States, Prince Radiant, US Ray,
and from the UK, the Prince of Steves, Sizzling Steve.
But this is no fairy story.
This is a thrilling 15-part serial.
Previously on Officially Competitive...
Stevie boy crushed the competition and some balloons underfoot,
leaving everyone dead level
on the leaderboard.
So, who will take the lead after today's event?
That means picking up a line of dice with two fingers - like this...
-Can someone get these please?
Here are the team talks.
Now, Steve, any two fingers can be used for this record,
and I imagine the normal man
would use his two index fingers,
but I know you're not a normal man, Steve.
Which fingers are you using?
Well, this time, I am a normal man.
I will be using my two index fingers.
Unorthodox by being orthodox. That's the Sizzler!
Well, Sizzler's ready to go.
For him, those tiny numbered cubes usually add up to dice-appointment.
Ray, let's be honest.
Dice records are... not your cup of tea.
So, how are we going to make sure
that we take this championship?
Make it my cup of coffee.
I like it.
Show me the fingers you're going to be using.
HE IMITATES GUN
Al doesn't look convinced.
Will Cherry-san make sure Ray feels the pinch?
How are you going to prevent the dice from falling?
-Get a lot of this.
Power. Finger power.
Electric stuff from Team Japan!
Now the rules.
MR CHERRY FARTS
Competitors first have 30 seconds to arrange their line of dice.
With one finger at each end, the dice must then be lifted
to a height of 46 centimetres
and held there for five seconds.
And the record to beat, currently held by Italy's Silvio Sabba,
is 40 pinched dice.
All right, Ray, it's time for you to step up.
-How's that, Al?
-Come on, Ray, let's go. You've got this.
Now Ray's at the right height,
he begins his first of the two attempts everyone's been granted.
He has just 30 seconds to build the longest row of dice...
-..he thinks he can safely pinch-pick.
That's a pretty long line.
He now has to lift them nearly half a metre marked by that white pole.
Can he keep them together
for five long seconds?
That's my man!
Ray's got one successful lift.
Maybe now he can go big
and break that awesome record of 40.
That's a colossal column of cubes!
It looks about a third longer than his first attempt.
So far, so good.
You relax there.
Hold your breath, Ray!
Dice-may for Ray!
His horizontal tower collapses into a pile of cubic rubble.
He was just fractions of a second from a huge score of 30 dice.
Can Mr Cherry better Ray's valid total?
This is looking pretty similar to Ray's successful line of dice.
But numbers mean nothing if you can't lift the dice.
Look at his hands!
A clear tremor visible as the gravity of the situation -
the sheer tension of the moment -
threatens to overwhelm this proud champion.
His record in training was just five.
This would be huge!
You may place them down.
He's done it!
We should never have doubted the great man.
Nice to meet you! Woo!
That's one valid lift.
Will he now make an assault on that record?
He's definitely going for it.
Look at this enormous snake of dice!
Surely, he can't lift this lot up.
If anyone can, Cherry-san can.
Come on, dice!
Er, I guess no-one can.
-Come on, dice!
-But look - he's pressing on
-even without the dice.
-Come on! Come on, dice!
That is the very definition of not knowing when you're beaten.
Two similar successful pinches from Cherry and Ray
but can Steve judge this right and beat them?
-Yes, going third, the Sizzler may be holding all the cards.
The question is, can he hold all the dice?
Because this challenge is about holding dice.
It's a very quick lift.
But it's also a very wobbly line.
And there we can see the fateful fracture in his queue of cubes.
-Steve has just one go left.
He can't afford any mistakes.
It's all or nothing.
Stop touching the dice.
He's going big again.
Look at it.
That's a really lengthy line.
This is a huge risk.
Steve's dicey dreams have been reduced
to nothing more than dicey debris.
Much like his line of dice, he looks broken.
Let's get the verdict.
Shantha, do we have a world record?
Never mind, there's still the all-important
Officially Competitive point to play for.
So, Shantha, what are our results?
Steve, you were disqualified as you failed to complete either attempt.
So, the winner, by one, with 22 dice is...
Dice number one!
Ready? Number one!
So, with just two events left,
Mr Cherry once again tops the table.
Can he be pegged back?
Find out next time
as our contenders collide
on a ball-bouncing battleground.
Join us then for more gasp-inducing greatness like this...
# Well, if you ask me, the Ramoses might be
# The most athletic family we've seen
# And Jordan was our man
# With his longest slam dunk from a trampoline
# Who would pay the price
# For trying to pinch-pick too many dice?
# Well, Steve got a double deep queue
# But Cherry won with 22
# And Thor beat Big Z
# With his mighty keg throwing
# But here come the rubbish bits...
# The outtakes! #
Over to you, Sh...antha.
I told you I can't do it.
She knows I'm going to mess up.
She's already half laughing when I start saying it!
Tension reigns in the Officially Competitive bunker as our legends take on a dicey challenge. Colossuses Big Z and Thor are back for another test of strength. And one member of the remarkable Ramos family will be attempting a super, soaring basketball record.