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Franky Zapata sets hoverboard world record with the Flyboard Air

Jet ski racing champion Franky Zapata has set a new hoverboard world record, reports The Verge.

Zapata set the record on Saturday for the farthest flight by a hoverboard with the Flyboard Air.

It is the latest creation from Zapata’s extreme watersports brand Zapata Racing, and follows the previously-released Flyboard and Hoverboard by ZR®.

The jet-powered Flyboard® Air took off on the coast of Sausset-les-Pins, near Marseille, France, flying for 7,388 feet (2,252 meters) to set the new record.

Its distance far surpassed that set by Canadian inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru back in 2015.

Although Zapata’s other inventions require various attachments in order to work, the new Flyboard Air can fly independently, with the company saying the device can reach an impressive 10,000 feet (3,048 meters) in the air, with a maximum speed of 93 miles (149.6 kilometers) per hour.

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