Congrats to Rob McLeod, Jill Duffy and Jenn Orsten on breaking 4 World Records!

Layout is proud to announce that Rob McLeod, Jill Duffy and Jenn Orsten have all set Guinness World Records this past Saturday at the Silver Skate Festival in Calgary. 

World Record Setters Layout Gloves

On Feb 11th, 2017, Rob, Jill and Jennie attempted to set world records in three categories:

  • Maximum Time Aloft (MTA)
  • Throw, Run and Catch (TRC)
  • Self Caught Flight (SCF)

We're excited to announce that Rob unofficially broke his TRC (Throw, Run & Catch) on Ice Skates World Record with a throw of 87.8 metres. Jill unofficially broke the Women's TRC and SCF (Self Caught Flight) World Record and Jennie unofficially broke the Women's MTA (Maximum Time Aloft) World Record! Rob, Jill and Jennie have been training hard the past to months to make these attempts and the handwork evidently paid off with this unofficial records (the records are unofficial until confirmed by the Guinness World Records teams).  

Custom Layout Gloves

Custom Layout Ultimate Gloves were provided to each Rob, Jill and Jennie to help provide a constant grip in any conditions the Alberta winter could throw at these athletes. 

"In order to get maximum grip in the cold weather while at the same time having a bit of cushion to catch, my Layout Ultimate gloves gave me the perfect mix. Without gloves, I would not have been able to break my record for TRC on Ice Skates because bare hands alone, when they get cold, just don't have the same grip. Thanks Layout!" Rob McLeod, World Record Holder

Rob Custom Layout Gloves

Looking for more information about these records? This amazing feat (and some physics behind it) was featured Daily Planet, Feb 16th. Daily Planet features daily news, discussion and commentary on the scientific aspects of current events and discoveries. You can view the entire clip here: (February 16, 2017 Episode, Rob's feature happens from 6:30-12:00 mins) 

Pick up your pair of Layout Gloves today and that is a great first step on your way to breaking world records :) 


Maximum Time Aloft (MTA)

The intention is to have your disc stay in the air (aloft!) as long as possible and then catch it with one hand before it reaches the ground. The time that the disc remains in the air is measured with a stopwatch. Players get five attempts and the best time counts. For an accurate timing, three stopwatches are used. The median or middle time of the three times is used. At the moment the world record is 16.72 seconds.

Throw, run and catch (TRC)

The player throws, and then runs to catch the disc with one hand. The distance between the circle where the disc was thrown and where it was caught, is measured. Players get five attempts and the best one counts. At the moment the world record is 94 meters.

Self Caught Flight (SCF)

MTA and TRC are often combined into one event by having players throw five attempts of each discipline. The SCF score is derived by taking the TRC result in meters and adding it to the MTA time in seconds which is multiplied by a factor 5.5. Therefore, a 40 m TRC and 7.3 second MTA would result in an SCF score of 40 + 7.3 × 5.5 = 80.15.


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