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AQUASKIPPER ON THE ONE SHOW BBC1 WEDNESDAY 3RD OCTOBER 2007
During a packed week at the White Air Extreme sports festival in August the Aquaskipper events team took time out to do a bit of filming for BBC1's The One Show.
Apparently a challenge was made by Colin Jackson for Phil Tufnell to do something wet and really wild. Knowing that Tuffers wasn't at his most comfortable in cold water this spectacle was expecting to see the King of The Jungle and Cricketing legend fail miserably. But the reality was quite different.
Phil Tufnell turned up on Yaverland beach mid morning dressed in jeans and leather jacket searching for our own Dave Cornthwaite. They eventually met on the beach and Dave laid on the challenge. To put together and race the amazing new Aquaskipper.
After many head scratching minutes and a couple of fag breaks the Aquaskipper stood gleaming on the golden sand. "What the hell is it?" said Phil totally bemused. Dave beckoned him to follow and off they waded into the cold grey sea.
After several attempts he had cracked the launch the most vital part of getting started, now it was down to the rhythm of his skip. After a few more attempts he was off even in the choppy conditions of the bay which the day before was dead calm.
See how the rest of the film turned out on The One Show BBC1 7pm on Wednesday 3rd October 2007 including the race with Dave Cornthwaite.
SOME GREAT NEW VIDEOS ON THE SITE.
The Aquaskipper craze is gaining momentum with meetings and races taking part throughout the country. Following our get together at the Paddle round the pier in Brighton, White Air Extreme sports festival on the IOW and the world record attempt at Hove Lagoon groups are starting to get quite good and are looking to push the boundaries. See how people have been getting on through our video diaries. Just click on the links below to watch the videos with compliments of Youtube.
NEW BRITISH RECORD SET FOR 100m AQUASKIPPER SPRINT
Dave Cornthwaite continues to push the boundaries, not only has he just received recognition in the Guinness book of Records for the longest skate board journey (See right) but he is now the British speed record holder for the 100m sprint on the Aquaskipper.
On a cold and windy Friday at Hove Lagoon Dave made his attempts in fairly choppy conditions. With a wealth of press including local newspapers, BBC radio (who had a live interview and commentary of the attempt) and BBC (South) TV news turning out for the event, it took an enormous effort to take the new record.
With an official time keeper on hand Dave powered into the 100m course finally recording an official time of 21.96 seconds.
An exhausted Dave was jubilant to have two great achievements happen in one day not only had he set the British Aquaskipper record but only hours before received he his copy of the Guinness Book of records specially shipped over from the USA show he had been recognised for the longest skateboard journey.
AQUASKIPPERS DAVE CORNTHWAITE TO BE INTERVIEWED BY CHRIS EVANS
A late bit of breaking news..................
Dave Cornthwaite is being interviewed on Chris Evans BBC Radio 2 programme this Friday 5th October 2007 at approx 6.30pm. No doubt it will cover his skateboarding exploits and his latest Aquaskipper challenge...
See you next time!