A New World Record Is Broken: The Magic Of Flight That Has Captured Our Imaginations
Straight from something out of the future, Canadian inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru's propeller-based hoverboard managed to travel a total distance of 275.9 m (905 ft 2 in) to achieve a new Guinness World Records title for Farthest flight by a hoverboard.
In the incredible footage below Catalin reaches a height of 5 metres on his prototype hoverboard covering a distance of over twice that of two full sized football pitches before gently landing in the exquisite waters of Lake Ouareau in Quebec, Canada.
He claims that the machine, which he built and designed over the course of 12 months, can be used anywhere and can reach ‘scary heights’ which he would like to potentially explore in the near future.
Catalin had to achieve a distance of more than 50m to set a Guinness World Records title, but smashed this by travelling over five times the required target.
Speaking of his record breaking achievement, he said: “I wanted to showcase that a stable flight can be achieved on a hoverboard and a human could stand and control with their feet.”
Here's a video of the old record....
A Guinness World Records spokesperson, said: “This is a truly mesmerising and incredible feat in the world of engineering and transportation. It’s always pleasing to see individuals such as Catalin Alexandru Duru achieve a Guinness World Records titles such as this in which personal endeavour continues to amaze us all.” Here is the new record:
And there are others competing in this arena for something fantastic: