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Inventor Sets World Record for Longest Flight of a Hoverboard

When Tony Hawk rode world’s first real hoverboard, a lot of Back to The Future movie fans felt the world will finally use flying skateboards to commute. The famous skater tested the levitating board in its creator’s facility last year, but there was still a major setback: it needed a particular platform to function. Some brainiac in Canada seems like he cracked that difficulty since he just travelled a total distance of 905 ft 2 in (275.9 m) over a lake using a similar device.
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Photo: Guinness World Records on YouTube
Guinness World Records just revealed a video with an impressive new world record established in the field of future travel solutions. The propeller-based hoverboard is the brainchild of Canadian inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru and apparently took 12 months to build. The video shows the brainiac reaching a height of 5 meters (16 feet) on his prototype device covering a distance of over twice that of two full sized football pitches.

In terms of specs, we’re looking at a hoverboard that successfully flew for a total distance of 905 ft 2 in before gently landing in the waters of Lake Ouareau in Quebec, Canada.

According to Guinness World Records, the device can be used anywhere and can reach “scary heights” which Catalin would like to explore in the future. “I wanted to showcase that a stable flight can be achieved on a hoverboard a human could stand and control with their feet,” said the inventor.

It’s not the first time we see one of these boards, but judging by the looks of it, we might just be facing a game changer. Some questions such as what powers it, how big the range is and other details remain unanswered, but the hoverboard sure looks promising.

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