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Hoverboard Flight Distance Record Broken in France

The hoverboard flight distance record was broken in southern France with an amazing run of 2,252 meters.

Franky Zapata mounted his company’s “Flyboard Air” went into the sky, and when he came down he was the new Guinness World record holder for hoverboard flight distance.

The old record was held by Canadian inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru and was set at 275.9 meters or about 905 feet, compared to Zapata’s amazing 7,388 foot flight.

Maybe the best part of the video is how much it looks like a race between Zapata and the jet ski chase boat.

The “Flyboard Air” is said to be able to fly for some 10 minutes and at an incredible top speed of 150 kilometers per hour or over 90 mph, and can attain an altitude of almost 10,000 feet!

It has an independent propulsion system with four engines and on the April 30, 2016 Zapata rode the craft into history.

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Hoverboard Flight Distance Record Broken in France