A Canadian has invented a hoverboard THAT ACTUALLY FLIES

Home News A Canadian has invented a hoverboard THAT ACTUALLY FLIES
Published on January 1, 2016

This past May, Montreal inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru broke the world record for the longest hoverboard flight. Duru flew up to five metres above a lake for a distance of 275.9 metres aboard his homemade, propeller-powered hoverboard in a trip that lasted more than 1½ minutes. Now, the 31-year-old Duru and his company, Omni Hoverboards, are working on a secret, next-generation version of the device. Watch as he takes CBC’s Reg Sherren into the workshop where he is building it, and then to a Quebec lake where he puts the new prototype to the test for the first time.


  1. walkertexasranger

    That is so awesome! Back to the future 2 comes to life. Although it’s way more complicated than BTTF’s, still completely awesome. Get that man some dope futuristic Nike Mag’s! I love how they added in the epic inspirational music too.

  2. Ahmad Hafizuddin Bin Ismail

    This is really cool, although I don’t think this constitutes as a hoverboard, since it didn’t actually hover. It’s more of a projection kind of thing. But can you do it on land though? Because it seems like it only works on water.

  3. madetofly

    Impressive. I really believe that in a not so far away future we might actually start to use these things. The biggest problem we face is the energy storage, either you are going to use fuel, that uses a big space and doesn’t last much, or you are going to use batteries, that are extremely heavy. When we reach the next energy revolution, these things will become normal.

  4. Rae

    Forget those dumb, exploding wheeled things- THIS is a hoverboard! So cool, although I would be terrified to get on one. I wonder if these can be used on land, though. They probably haven’t gotten that far yet.

  5. Tingbat

    I doubt he still has it. Being a friendly Canadian, it would have been stolen by the first person that asked him if they can have a go :p

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