This weekend, after much doubt as to whether his latest creation was real or not, jet ski champion Franky Zapata set a new Guinness World Record for the farthest hoverboard flight. I was there when it happened, and I’m here to tell you that this thing is real, and it’s spooky how it just hangs there, mid-air, until…
When video surfaced of a hoverboard in action a few weeks ago—not those ones that roll around on the ground, but a hoverboard that actually flies—there were plenty of YouTube comments questioning its authenticity. It is most definitely real, and its creator just set a world record for distance in a hoverboard flight.
Add this to the list of things you never knew existed but now desperately need.
We've seen people hovering with waterjet packs before, but this one has style. Rather than just hanging mid-air like a stupid kite, the Flyboard lets you dive in and out of the water like my favorite aquatic mammal.