If a new Guinness World Record is any indication, hoverboards could be the next extreme sport.
The Guinness organization says Canadian inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru has broken the world record for longest hoverboard flight with a flight of 275.9 meters (905 feet and 2 inches) — and that was out over a lake.
Guinness World Records posted a video of the flight to the organization’s YouTube page on Friday saying it was achieved on August 25, 2014. In the clip, you can see Catalin’s quadcopterlike hoverboard flying about 16 feet off the ground as he travels across the water on Quebec’s Lake Ouareau. The footage is actually pretty spectacular.
According to Guinness World Records, it took Duru a year to build the board, and he says it can be used “anywhere” and can fly at “scary heights.” By going for the record, Duru wanted to “showcase that a stable flight can be achieved on a hoverboard and a human could stand and control with their feet.”