There are “hoverboards” and then there are hoverboards. The Flyboard Air, created by jetski racer Franky Zapata, is definitively the latter.
Over the weekend, Zapata used his invention to set a new world record for farthest hoverboard flight: 7,388 feet, per the Guinness Book. That’s nearly 21 football fields.
Zapata made the trip over water, which provides a softer landing surface should the Flyboard Air give way to mechanical failure. Sadly for us plebeians, it’s unclear if or when the Flyboard Air will ever become a commerical product – it’s not exactly the safest machine out there, after all.
Watch Zapata’s world record-setting hoverboard run above.
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