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This guy just set the record for the farthest hoverboard flight ever

Now this is what you call a real hoverboard.

Engadget Hoverboard

Now this is what you call a real hoverboard.


While you were lying low over the past weekend, “Flyboard Air” inventor, Franky Zapata, took his hoverboard and flew an unbelievable 7,388 feet at an event in Sausset-les-Pins, France, officially setting a Guiness World Record.

Now, this isn’t some pretend hoverboard. This thing is the real deal.

Here’s some of the key details: 

  • The Flyboard Air is completely untethered
  • Can fly fly up to 10,000 feet high
  • Hits speeds of 93 miles per hour
  • Runs on four 250-horsepower RC jet engines
  • It’s powered by Jet A1 kerosene held in a backpack
  • Engine power is controlled by a hand-held remote

If you’re interested in grabbing one for your own, get in line. There’s still a bunch of work left to be had on this thing. However, according to Engadget, seems like they’re getting the commercial treatment first:

Zapata has already been approached by numerous companies, and thinks the Flyboard Air would be useful for government and security forces. He’s even working on a more advanced design that would be easier for the general public to use.

“If everybody wants a Flyboard Air, we have to work with the government, we have to work with liability, we have to work on a thousand things. But why not?”

Zapata promises more videos are on the way. Until then, we’ll have to patiently wait.

Kevin is the founder and executive editor at KnowTechie. With over 15 years of blogging experience, Kevin has transformed what was once a passion project into a full-blown tech news publication. Shoot him an email at kevin@knowtechie.com

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