The Loudest Whip Crack in the World
Renowned whip cracker ADAM WINRICH recently posted a video in which he compared the loudness of different whips' cracks.
He followed guidelines posted by Guinness World Records for "Loudest Whip Crack."
"There is an orange box on the ground in between me and the meter," Winrich wrote on Facebook. "It is 2.5 meters from the sound level meter and I try to get the cracks to go off above the box."
To measure the loudness, he rented a a Casella CEL 633.C1 sound level meter with a microphone rated for up to 165 dB, reporting the peak dB level.
Winrich achieved a sound level of 150 db, which is the equivalent of standing right next to the speakers at a loud rock concert. The previous record of 120 db was held by April Choi.
Winrich is waiting for Guinness to confirm his attempt.