Flyboard Air Sets World Record For Farthest Hoverboard Flight

Franky Zapata, the French jet ski champion who invented the Flyboard Air, has set a new Guinness World Record for the farthest hoverboard flight.

Zapata accomplished the feat off the coast of Sausset-les-Pins in the south of France, driving his Flyboard Air hoverboard for a distance of more than 2,252 meters (7,388) ft).

That far surpasses the former record of 275.9 meters (905 ft, 2 inches), set last year by Canadian inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru.