A Canadian inventor has set a new Guinness World Record for the farthest hoverboard flight, thanks to a homemade contraption that looks nothing like Marty McFly's ride of choice. The engineer, Catalin Alexandre Duru, broke the record this week on Lake Ouareau, Quebec, after riding his hoverboard for a distance of 905 feet and 2 inches — more than five times longer than the previous record. He did it using a propeller-based, drone-like prototype machine that lifted him to a height of about 15 feet above the lake's surface. Afterward, Duru said he undertook the challenge "to showcase that a stable flight can be achieved on a hoverboard and a human could stand and control with their feet."
Verge Video Riding the Hendo hoverboard