The legacy left by Marty McFly, and his amazing hoverboard in Back to the Future II, has caused for many budding inventors to come up with their take on the model.
With many two-wheeled models making their way into the world, fans of the hoverboard have been left disappointed that the board doesn’t actually float on the air. Zapata racing has taken it one step further with their model of the hoverboard…which just won the Guinness World Record for longest single flight by a hoverboard.
With a flight of 2,252 meters (7,388 feet), Franky Zapata has set the record, beating the previous record of 275.9 meters (905 feet, 2 inches), set last year by Canadian inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru. Check out the video below of the Zapata Racing-model hoverboard in action…
Rising 50 metres above the surface for the attempt and trailed by a fleet of boats and jet skis, Franky, 37, piloted a futuristic aircraft called the Flyboard Air developed by his company Zapata Racing. the aircraft can reach a claimed maximum height of 10,000 feet, with a maximum speed of 150 kilometers per hour.
Soon, our Back to the Future dreams will be a reality!