World record too easy for our local daredevil

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Queenstown daredevil Chuck Berry fulfills a boyhood dream by making it into the famous Guinness Book of World Records. 

The basejumping ace is included in the latest version for pulling off the World’s Highest Static Trapeze Act, along with Amanda Vicharelli from the United States and Germany’s Jojo Rose. 

Berry and his mates performed the death-defying display in September 2008 while suspended from a high wire 662 metres above the world’s deepest sink hole, in a remote region of China. 

“When I was a boy I used to look at the Guinness Book of World Records and imagine what you’d have to do to get in it,” Berry says. “Turns out all I had to do was hang upside down by my knees on a trapeze bar, hang on to a woman and drop her down a hole. Simple.” 

Berry adds: “I’ve just received my certificate for setting the record and I’m so stoked I rushed out to buy a copy of the book.”