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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. To learn more about Flyboard Air, click here.

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