Inventor Frank Zapata has developed a real life hoverboard of astonishing ability can fly over water and soar to heights of 10,000 feet. That’s actually better than the one Michael J Fox rode in Back to the Future. You will remember that one couldn’t operate over water because it didn’t have power, but this one certainly does. In the video you will watch later, you see Zapata gliding effortlessly over the water.
Mr Zapata’s original Flyboards are popular with the likes of Justin Bieber and Kylie Jenner – but his latest invention puts Marty McFly’s hoverboard to shame.
The device uses an ‘Independent Propulsion Unit’ to fly for about 10 minutes and has a top speed of 93mph (150 km/h), Zapata Racing claims.
‘Creating, innovating and never giving up are the values which have helped me fulfil my craziest dreams,’ said Mr Zapata.
‘Who has never dreamt of leaping out of the water and soaring through the air, free of all constraints? This is the dream that is at the origin of the products we propose.
‘I am proud to see our machines evolve on six continents and to witness the sensations they evoke, whether to beginners or confirmed users.’
The Flyboard Air is not yet on sale to the public in the US or the UK and it is not known how much it will cost.
Earlier versions of the Flyboards are available to buy worldwide for between $2,675 (£1,577) and $12,000 (£9,626) and can also be rented from various centres in the US and the UK.