Green Goblin Like Hoverboard Sets Guinness World Record

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Canadian engineer Catalin Alexander Duru has set a new world record for farthest distance traveled on a hoverboard device. He traveled an astounding 905 feet on the board, or nearly 3 football fields in about 90 seconds.The previous record was only 164 feet. To put this into perspective, the First Flight by Orville and Wilbur Wright lasted only 12 seconds as the plane traveled 120 feet.

Catalin Duru breaking the Guinness World Record at Lake Ouareau in Quebec, Canada

The hoverboard has an awesome look, and bears no resemblance to the Marty McFly skateboard like hoverboard. Duru's design has an intimidating chassis that looks more like the hoverboard used by the Green Goblin in Sony's 2002 Spider-Man film. CBC recently did an interview with Catalin to showcase his hoverboard. You can watch the piece below:

It's exciting to see that Duru is working on creating a business out of his hoverboard design. His new company, Omni Hoverboard, has hooked many interested investors, who are working with Duru to bring the hoverboard to the market. In his interview with CBC, Duru revealed that they are working on a new prototype model. Who knows what capabilities that version might have in the end? The designs for Duru's boards are currently patent pending.

Will hoverboards become a new recreational wonder machine? It has been nearly 15 years since the Segway, a motorized 2 wheel transport device, was introduced to the public. Perhaps the hoverboard can become the new way to effortlessly travel.