Guinness World Records: Franky Zapata flies 2,252 meters on hoverboard to set new milestone
37-year old pilot and jet-ski champion Franky Zapata has set a new Guinness World Record for the longest distance covered on a Hoverboard. He flew more than 2 km (2,252 meters) at a height of 50 meters on his Flyboard Air Hoverboard off the French Atlantic Costal town of Sausset-les-Pins. The record attempt unveiled on Saturday which apparently broke the previous record of 275.9 meters held by Canadian Catlin Alexandru Duru.
Flyboard Air is developed by Zapata Racing, and this advanced Hoverboard can attain maximum height of 10,000 feet at a top speed of 150 km/h. Those who had doubts about the footage released earlier last month, showing Franky riding the Flyboard Air, have to shut their mouths now. The word record was set in front of over 200 people from the small city, and for that very reason the new world record acknowledgement by Guinness World Records.
According to Franky, there were an air of fear and doubt just as he was about to take off the platform, but once he was in the air on his hoverboard everything panned out as planned. He opened his arms to control the movement of the hoverboard, and the experienced man he is when it comes to hoverboards, he nailed it perfectly.