Future is here: Hoverboard flight sets new Guinness record (VIDEO)
Guinness World Records confirmed that Catalin Alexandru Duru piloted his propeller-powered hoverboard 275.9 meters (905 ft 2 in), more than the length of two full sized football fields, and then smoothly landed on Lake Ouareau in the French-speaking province of Quebec, Canada.
The flight set a new record for ‘Farthest’ flight by hoverboard. In order to beat the old record, Duru had to glide over 50 meters.
“I wanted to showcase that a stable flight can be achieved on a hoverboard and a human could stand and control with their feet,” Duru said when describing his achievement.
The footage released on YouTube shows Duru flying at a height of 5 meters.
Duru said it took him a whole year to build his homemade device, which can be used anywhere and reach “scary heights.”
A Guinness World Records spokesperson said the organization was impressed with the invention.
“This is a truly mesmerizing 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 title such as this in which personal endeavor continues to amaze us all.”