Crazy Cool Tech: Man Breaks Guinness World Record for Farthest Flight on Hoverboard

Jun 1, 2015 at 6:12 pm |

Even more proof that the future is now.

Canadian inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru spent a year building his very own propeller-based hoverboard, and he’s already doing big things with it.

Last month, Duru traveled over 905 feet – over two-and-a-half football fields – across Lake Ouareau in Quebec to win the Guinness World Records title for Farthest flight by hoverboard. He beat the existing record by more than 740 feet.

Aside from the fact that this is the COOLEST thing since drones and virtual reality have gone so mainstream, the fully functional hoverboard represents something much cooler. For decades, creators of science fiction have dreamed up such futuristic modes of transportation, and now we’re finally turning all that into reality.

Many of us will see this and think of Back to the Future II, where Marty uses a hoverboard that looks like a flying skateboard decked out in 90’s patterns.

Speaking about his invention while referencing the movie, Duru said, “The prototype can be used anywhere, but is usually tested over water because of how dangerously high it can fly (which is ironic considering that the movie joked that it can’t).”

According to Duru, the hoverboard can reach “scary heights.”

How long until this is the hottest attraction at lakes and beaches in the summer? I would jump at the opportunity to try this out, how about you?

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How soon until I can have one of these?? Unreal