Man sets world record balancing chainsaw on head

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Man sets world record balancing chainsaw on head

This guy just massacred the Guinness world record for chainsaw balancing.

“Serial record-breaker” David Rush kept the saw steady on his forehead for 31 minutes and 25 seconds, shattering the previous Guinness World Record for the feat by roughly 25 minutes.

“It’s really painful because the neck muscles cramp up,” Rush told The Post Tuesday about his new record.

But a person can push through if they realize “a lot of this is mental,” he said.

Rush’s was on a vendetta to reclaim the title for “longest duration balancing a chainsaw on the forehead” when he found out someone balanced the tool for 6 minutes and 48 seconds, beating his previous record of 5 minutes and 1 second, he said.

Even though he has set more than 200 Guinness World Records, this record was “near and dear” to Rush because the image of him balancing a saw on his head is shown on the cover of his book “Breaking Records: 21 Lessons from 21 World Record Attempts,” he said.

He set the new record on Dec. 14, with his video posted this week showing him balancing the chainsaw while he stands, much of the time with his arms folded, in what appears to be a living room.

David Rush balancing chainsaw.
David Rush wanted to reclaim his title after someone balanced a chainsaw for 6 minutes and 48 seconds, beating his previous record of 5 minutes and 1 second.
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David Rush balancing chainsaw.
David Rush shattered the previous Guinness World Record by roughly 25 minutes.
YouTube/David Rush

Rush, who studied electrical engineering at MIT, said balancing the chainsaw on the forehead is difficult because you can’t really see when the object is about to tip over. He has records for balancing chainsaws and other objects on his chin and even nose, he said.

“It’s a lot more about feel when I have the chainsaw on my head,” he said.

He continues to try to break a record a week in an effort to promote STEM education and “the power of having a growth mindset.” He practices for 20, 30 records a week squeezing in time between his family and full-time job as a product manager by practicing in mornings and during breaks, he said.

David Rush with Guinness World Record.
David Rush also has records for balancing chainsaws and other objects on his chin and nose.
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“You make time for what’s important for you,” he said.

The Boise man has also set the record for the fastest 100-meter dash while juggling blindfolded (16.33 seconds), and has run a half marathon while wearing 111 shirts, according to UPI.

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