Catalin Alexandru Duru- an inventor from Montereal, Canada- stunned everyone earlier this year when he invented a hoverboard that could actually fly.

Duru's hoverboard clearly outperformed the much-hyped Lexus hoverboard, which didn't really fly. 

As Chris Bruns wrote in his review on SlashGear, "The(Lexus Hoverboard) is indeed hovering, but it's only hovering in one direction," He added: "The good news is, this board hovers. The bad news is- it doesn't do much other than that, in a straight line. only in one place."

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Duru went on to set the Guinness World Record for the longest hoverboard flight. He went up five meters above Lake Ouareau in Quebac, Canada. He then traveld a distance of 275.9 meters aboard his propeller- powered hoverboard, His trip lasted less than two minutes. 

 

In statement, Guinness remarked, "This is a truly mesmerizing and incredible feat in the world of engineering and transportation."

Duru- who heads Omni Hoverboards- revealed that he worked on a hoverboard prototype for about five years. He said, "To tell you the truth I always thought [flying] was something possible. When I saw the new high-powered motors I thought, 'We can do that!"

Duru went on to say, "I wanted to showcase that a stable flight can be achived on a hoverboard and a human could stand and control with their feet."

Of course, Duru admits that he is a fan of the Back to the Future series. Its lead character Marty McFly (played by Michael J. Fox), flies a hovercraft in Backto the Future 2,which came out in 1989. Amazing enough, the movie's hoverboard scene was set in what was then a "futuristic 2015."

Catalin Alexandru Duru poses with his favorite toy. 

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