Boomer the Cat breaks skateboarding record

Boomer is the housemate of Didga—both are awesomely trained Aussie cats who can do all kinds of tricks and also propel themselves on skateboards. I’ve posted on their exploits before (see here), but here’s a new one.  Boomer has broken a world record! Owner Catmantoo gives this info:

Boomer attempts to BREAK his own Guinness World Record by skateboarding under 20 people’s legs, (He holds the record at 13) Follow on social media for lot’s more Boomer and Didga.

FACEBOOK – http://tinyurl.com/pcwrjac INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/catmantoo FAQ’S: Visit my blog for FAQ about Didga, Boomer or myself – http://tinyurl.com/h67um92

Note how Boomer isn’t passively riding the board; he’s actually propelling it with his leg, like a human. AND, he’s a Bengal—my future cat.

Here’s Didga on his board. The trick with the d*g at the end is awesome.

7 Comments

  1. Liz
    Posted October 3, 2017 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    Love the Bengal cat. The cat in the second video looked like an actual skateboarder. So amazing. Both cats. I did a kickflip once in 8th grade when I tried out skateboarding. It was just the one year. It was the same year I tried snowboarding after skiing for three years. Still snowboard but might switch back to skiing for a bit.

  2. davidintoronto
    Posted October 3, 2017 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

    “Longest human tunnel travelled through by a cat on a skateboard.” I guess these Guinness World Record thingies can get fastidiously particular.

    🙂

    • infiniteimprobabilit
      Posted October 3, 2017 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

      That is true, but I suppose you just have to ask yourself “Is it an unusual achievement” and “how specific does it have to be in order to clearly define the conditions”. In order to determine whether it’s worthy of recognition you have to create some way to measure the ‘record’ – in this case by counting the humans.

      I think it qualifies on both counts.

      If for example it was “longest human tunnel wearing shorts and sneakers travelled through…” then I’d say it was getting too particular and hence phony.

      cr

  3. Austin Johnson
    Posted October 3, 2017 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

    This is so cool, I’ve been a skateboarder for about 15 years, but I’ve never seen a cat skate before. I can’t believe some of the tricks!

  4. bundorgarden
    Posted October 3, 2017 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

    Hello Jerry,

    I enjoy your blog very much and pretty much agree with all your opinions.

    I also like cats, and as a child (in New Zealand) we always had one or two. I would like to have one now, but the devastation they wreak on wildlife both here in Australia and in New Zealand is huge.

    I don’t know if it is the same in the US, and if not I wonder why.

    Regardless, please look at this article from the government broadcaster of Australia:

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-04/cats-killing-one-million-birds-in-australia-every-day-estimates/9013960

    Thanks, and best regards,

    Brenn Campbell

    Tomerong, NSW

    Australia

    [http://www.abc.net.au/news/image/9014070-1×1-700×700.jpg]

    Cats are killing more than 1 million birds in Australia every day http://www.abc.net.au For the first time, researchers estimate the toll taken by feral and pet cats on Australia’s bird life — and the numbers are high enough to push several species towards extinction.

  5. js anderson
    Posted October 4, 2017 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    What talented cats! I wonder if he has ever done a video explaining how he does it.

  6. Andrea Kenner
    Posted October 5, 2017 at 6:00 am | Permalink

    Pawsome!


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