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Canadian hoverboard flies 904 feet for Guinness World Record

"I wanted to showcase that a stable flight can be achieved on a hoverboard and a human could stand and control with their feet," Catalin Alexandru Duru said.

By Ben Hooper

SAINT-DONAT, Quebec, May 26 (UPI) -- A Canadian inventor set a Guinness World Record by flying more than 900 feet on his homemade hoverboard.

Catalin Alexandru Duru managed to fly his hoverboard -- which uses a drone-like series of propellers to hover 16.4 feet in the air -- a distance of 904 feet and 2 inches over Quebec's Lake Ouarea to set the Guinness World Record for farthest journey by hoverboard.

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Duru's board, which more closely resembles the Green Goblin's glider from Spider-Man than Marty McFly's famous hoverboard from Back to the Future Part II, only had to travel a distance of 164 feet to be eligible for the Guinness record.

Duru said he flew the board as far as it would go on a single battery charge.

"I wanted to showcase that a stable flight can be achieved on a hoverboard and a human could stand and control with their feet," he said after the attempt.

The achievement was hailed by a Guinness representative.

"This is a truly mesmerizing and incredible feat in the world of engineering and transportation," the representative said. "It's always pleasing to see individuals such as Catalin Alexandru Duru achieve a Guinness World Records title such as this in which personal endeavor continues to amaze us all."

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