Canadian man invents Hoverboard and sets a new Guinness world record for the flight

It is almost impossible to believe that a real life Hoverboard exists, a Montrealer proved it is possible by inventing his own device and setting a new world record for the flight.

Catalina Alexandru Duru, a Canadian has set an amazing world record by hovering across the Canadian lake on his self invented Hoverboard for a distance of almost 300 meters. This record has been confirmed by the Guinness World Record organization to be  “astonishing world record”.

The Hoverboard craze had begun with Back to The Future II movie, however in the movie the Hoverboard was not able to work on water; on the other hand Duru’s Hoverboard can work on any terrain as told by Duru.

The attached footage shows Duru rising 16 feet in the air and then flying forward to almost 905 feet and 2 inches over the Canadian lake. Duru had to travel more than 50 meters to set the record and he actually traveled a distance of 275.9 meters which is almost 5 times the required distance.

Duru told the Guinness team: “I wanted to showcase that a stable flight can be achieved on a hoverboard and a human could stand and control with their feet.” He also added: “The prototype can be used anywhere but is usually tested over water because of how dangerously high it can fly.”

Duru had set the record on August 24th 2014, over Quebec’s Lake Oureau however the video was released on Friday because not much is known about this hovering overboard, as per the video it seems to be some propellor based quadcopter system.

People have earlier attempted to create a Hoverboard by using a technology wherein magnets repelling each other takes the board away from ground. Another group attempted to build the Hoverboard by using water as the propulsion for the movement of the device. However, the technology used in Duru’s Hoverboard is not yet clear, also it is not yet clear if the product would be commercialized or no.

The  farthest distance covered by Duru’s Hoverboard during the record breaking flight was 275.9 meters (905.2 feet) at a height of five meters.

Cnet has further confirmed the authenticity of this record and the footage from the Guinness World Record team members.

Click here to watch the footage of this remarkable Hoverboard flight:

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Maya Kamath
Maya Kamath
Content writer with unending love to pen down my thoughts and views regarding the new technological inventions as well as probe into the current affairs. Feel as if i am free bird who can actually live life at my pace.


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