Joe Ayoob, 27, a former University of California quarterback, now works as a sales rep for Anchor Brewing Company in San Francisco. Two weeks ago, he was celebrated on ESPN — for perfecting his paper-airplane throw.
Ayoob and John Collins, a San Francisco television producer and paper-airline fanatic, took a year to develop the paper airplane's design and to fine-tune the record-breaking throw.
"A lot of people could throw this plane and get some pretty crazy distance out of it," Ayoob said. "But in order to achieve the distances we were trying to reach, it took a pretty precise throw, and it took a lot of strength. There's a lot of finesse involved, so it's kind of blending power, balance and control while you're throwing this fragile, little paper airplane."
Inside a hanger at McClellan Air Force Base outside Sacramento, Ayoob threw his paper airplane 226 feet, 10 inches, shattering the previous record of 207 feet, 4 inches. The previous record holder, Stephen Krieger, was there to Read More »from Former Cal quarterback Joe Ayoob breaks paper-plane record