ZAPATA RACING sets new Farthest hoverboard flight record thanks to the prototype FLYBOARD® AIR

Le Rove, May 2016 – Franky Zapata has set a new a new Guinness World Records title for the farthest hoverboard flight during a spectacular attempt off the coast of Sausset-les-Pins this Saturday 30th of April.

After his first test run, that was featured in the now viral video earlier this month, the former jetski champion managed a new benchmark distance of 2,252 meters (7,388 feet), smashing the previous record of 275.9 meters (905 feet, 2 inches), set by Canadian inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru.

A scream from the jets and he was skirting the coastline for about 6 or 7 minutes, flying roughly 30 meters (100 feet) above the water and reaching a top speed of around 70 km/h (44 mph), before heading into the port of Sausset-les-Pins to land safely.
The French jet ski champion Franky, 37, piloted a futuristic aircraft called the Flyboard Air developed by his company Zapata Racing.

About Zapata Racing : Founded by the former Jetski champion Franky Zapata, the company is specialized in flying innovations : Flyboard® Pro Series, Hoverboard by ZR® and Jetpack by ZR® are the water propelled devices that made the firm’s fame. It has since become a sport that has its own international competitions that bring together the best international riders.
With its new innovation, Flyboard® Air, Zapata Racing aims to keep its own « Never Stop Dreaming » motto alive.
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