A guy just broke the world record for longest hoverboard ride ever — and yes, it does work over water.
Daredevil Catalina Alexandru Duru traveled 905 feet and 2 inches on a hoverboard, reaching peak heights of 16 feet along the way. The effort was enough to land him in the Guinness Book of World Records and create an insanely cool video of the stunt. Seriously, you need to watch this.
The prototype hoverboard is propeller-based and foot-controlled, and was built and designed by Duru. He’s also well aware of the Back to the Future II-related irony that the test flight was conducted over water. (He actually does that in case of a crash, so he’s not falling onto concrete. Smart move.) Despite the water test here, Duru stresses that the hoverboard can be used over any surface.
Check out the award-winning flight below: