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Working Hoverboard Sets New World Record

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Morenike Adebayo

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clockMay 28 2015, 15:00 UTC
203 Working Hoverboard Sets New World Record
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Setting a new Guinness World Record, Canadian inventor and engineer Catalin Alexandru Duru has traveled a distance of 275.9 meters (905 ft 2 in) by hoverboard on Lake Ouareau, Quebec – over five times longer than the previous hoverboard flight record.

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Perhaps this comes as no surprise for avid Back To The Future fans as the second installment of the comic sci-fi movie franchise practically foretold this for 2015.


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Standing atop a propeller-based, drone-like prototype, Duru was lifted to a height of about 5 meters (15 ft) above the surface of the lake.

Afterward, Duru said that he wanted “…to showcase that a stable flight can be achieved on a hoverboard that a human could stand and control with their feet."

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