Tallest alternating coffee cup tower in 1 minute

  1. silvio.sabba's attempt
    Rank
    1st
    Score
    209 centimetres
    209.9 10,7x19 5,3x2
    Entrant
    Italy silvio.sabba
  2. AlastairGalpin's attempt
    Rank
    2nd
    Score
    208 centimetres
    Dear GWR, the successful attempt begins at 9:03 and the time after the successful attempt is to prove evidence. Please note that I wiggle the cups immediately before starting, to prove that they are not touching. I have also attempted tallest alternating coffee cup tower in 30 seconds. It seems my measurements for THAT attempt were very slightly different to some measurements for THIS attempt. It can be hard to tell, when I am holding the video camera in my hand. May I suggest cross-checking the measurements for accuracy? The point at which I place the last cup is within the timed period. The top cup is 85mm tall. The 2 polystyrene cups are 105m tall each. The transparent cups are measured at 106mm tall in this attempt, but 107mm tall in the other attempt. Likewise, the coloured cups are measured at 104mm tall in this attempt and at 105mm tall in the 30-attempt. I will leave the final measurement up to GWR to decide. When measured according to the measurements in THIS attempt, the tower is 208.1cm tall. When
    Entrant
    New Zealand AlastairGalpin
  3. silvio.sabba's attempt
    Rank
    3rd
    Score
    201 centimetres
    10,7 (17 bicchieri) + 5,3 (3 bicchieri)=197,8 cm
    Entrant
    Italy silvio.sabba
  4. urasceyhan's attempt
    Rank
    4th
    Score
    200 centimetres
    Tallest tower made from cups(100 mm) at higth of 200 cm.Hope will be breaking the current record.20 cups add on by on.No external support used.The height of the seiling is 4 m it was the half of the house.It was really fun to atempt to break this record.Thanks.More challenge breaking attempts coming soon.
    Entrant
    Turkey urasceyhan
  5. silvio.sabba's attempt
    Rank
    4th
    Score
    200 centimetres
    17* 10,70 * 3* 5,3 = 197,8 cm
    Entrant
    Italy silvio.sabba
  6. silvio.sabba's attempt
    Rank
    5th
    Score
    194 centimetres
    Entrant
    Italy silvio.sabba
  7. TheAuzFest's attempt
    Rank
    6th
    Score
    192 centimetres
    My attempt was at my house in Hendersonville, TN. I used standard plastic cups that were apprx. 120mm tall. I stacked 16 cups in 1min. 16 x 120mm = 1,920mm = 192cm. NEW RECORD!
    Entrant
    United States TheAuzFest
  8. TheAuzFest's attempt
    Rank
    6th
    Score
    192 centimetres
    My attempt was at my house in Hendersonville, TN. I placed 16 cups into a tower. Each cup was exactly 120mm in length and the rum was 95mm. 120mm X 16 cups =1920mm=192cm.
    Entrant
    United States TheAuzFest
  9. AlastairGalpin's attempt
    Rank
    7th
    Score
    170 centimetres
    Hi Dan. I did this on 5 November 2011. My video recorder simply does not have the ability to film in fisheye mode or to capture the width required for this attempt. So I did the best I can, by going to some lengths to show that I was the only one present, and that the measurements I took were accurate. I still have those cups with me and I can re-measure them with greater clarity in another video if required.
    Entrant
    New Zealand AlastairGalpin
  10. mathewsuraj's attempt
    Rank
    8th
    Score
    154 centimetres
    alternative upside down cup stacking 154cms
    Entrant
    India mathewsuraj
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Score Name Country Comments Added
Rank
1st
Score
209 centimetres
silvio.sabba Italy Italy 2 2
Rank
2nd
Score
208 centimetres
AlastairGalpin New Zealand New Zealand 1 4
Rank
3rd
Score
201 centimetres
silvio.sabba Italy Italy 0 1
Rank
4th
Score
200 centimetres
urasceyhan Turkey Turkey 0 1
Rank
4th
Score
200 centimetres
silvio.sabba Italy Italy 0 0
Rank
5th
Score
194 centimetres
silvio.sabba Italy Italy 0 0
Rank
6th
Score
192 centimetres
TheAuzFest United States United States 0 1
Rank
6th
Score
192 centimetres
TheAuzFest United States United States 0 1
Rank
7th
Score
170 centimetres
AlastairGalpin New Zealand New Zealand 0 1
Rank
8th
Score
154 centimetres
mathewsuraj India India 0 1

About This Challenge

The tallest alternating coffee cup tower in one minute is 209.9 centimeters, achieved by Silvio Sabba (Italy), in Pioltello, Milan, Italy, on 29 May 2012.

Challenge Rules

  • Any type of commercially available plastic/paper/polystyrene cups may be used for this attempt, with maximum height 120mm, and maximum diameter at the rum 100mm.
  • At the beginning of the attempt, the cups must be laid out in the stacking area, completely separated from one another.
  • Then, the cups must be stacked vertically, one at a time, alternating upside-down/right-side-up, starting with the first cup being rim-side down on the floor.
  • Only one hand may be used for the stacking. No glues, water, or other adhesive may be used to hold the stack together, not may any external support be used.
  • The stack must remain standing for a minimum of 5 seconds after the one minute period is over, and then measured in height using a suitable tape measure.

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  1. AlastairGalpin's pictureAlastairGalpin

    Comment-callout

    Dear adjudicator, I see that the accepted attempt below refers to my score, but refers to Silvio Sabba in name. I look forward to seeing which person this refers to. Thank you, Alastair.

  2. The_Adjudicator's pictureThe_AdjudicatorTeam

    Comment-callout

    Record Approved:

    The tallest alternating coffee cup tower in one minute is 209.9 centimeters, achieved by Silvio Sabba (Italy), in Pioltello, Milan, Italy, on 29 May 2012.

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