Don’t Give Up on the “Back to the Future” Hoverboard Dream Yet
You guys, October 21, 2015 is right around the corner. You may know it as that fateful day when Marty Mcfly and Doc Brown go (or is that will go?) to a future full of self-tying sneakers, weird Ronald Reagan references, and of course… hoverboards! Back to the Future Part II forecasted a future we’re all still waiting for. But if this video is any indication, it looks like we’re at least one step closer to flying skateboards.
Canadian Catalin Alexandru Duru is doing his part to ensure the future we’re all hoping for with this record-breaking hoverboard flight. The Guinness World Record team was on hand as Duru flew over Lake Ouareau in Quebec. Duru soared 905 ft, and had this to say about it: “The first real-life hoverboard. The machine was built and designed by me, Catalin Alexandru Duru. I am the first man to create and fly a working prototype. I will showcase that stable flight can be achieved with a machine one can stand on and control with their feet, just like in the movie Back to the Future Part II. In our case, the machine is propeller-based. The prototype can be used anywhere, but is usually tested over water because of how dangerously high it can fly (which is ironic considering that the movie joked that it can’t).”