This Real Hoverboard Can Go up to 10,000 Feet, Unlike Those Exploding Ones
The Flyboard Air is a hoverboard that puts all those other exploding vehicles to shame, since it actually hovers up to 10,000 feet in the air, according to a YouTube video of its prototype's first test run uploaded Saturday. Jet skier Franky Zapata of Zapata Racing is the man behind the somewhat terrifying mode of transportation.
In the video, Zapata launches himself high over a body of water — and survives with a smooth landing.
Aptly dubbed the Independent Propulsion Unit, the literal hoverboard can ride for 10 minutes to a frightening top speed of 93.2 miles per hour, according to the YouTube video.
Getting humans to fly isn't entirely new ground for Zapata and his company, since they rolled out the water jetpack Flyboard in 2011, Gizmag reported. Unlike the attachment-free Flyboard Air, the original Flyboard was linked to a jet ski using a thick hose, which would use the water to launch the rider into the air.
But don't get too excited about flying over those plebes on your morning traffic commute, since the Flyboard Air probably won't hit the market in 2016.