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Snowboarding Kid Being Pulled By A Drone Is The Start Of An Incredible New Sport

29/01/2016 16:44 GMT | Updated 01/02/2016 15:59 GMT

Droneboarding is here, and while it's off to a slow start (quite literally), you can bet that it's going to stick around.

Full credit to Mashable for discovering this absolute gem of a YouTube video. In it a father has kitted out his kid in full snowboarding gear and then through the use of a tether used a quadcopter to then pull the kid along the snow.

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OK so it's not going to win any land speed records anytime soon, but what's so cool is the principle of the thing. We've had fire-fighting drones, racing drones, heavy-lifting drones and even ambulance drones but never have we thought of attaching them to us as a form of propulsion.

The bad news is that currently, civilian drones are not that powerful, which is probably why he decided to tow his kid instead of himself.

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But the principle is sound, you simply take a powerful enough quadcopter and rather than having one of the world's most annoying cameramen you've just bagged yourself a ticket to speed.

Watch, enjoy and start planning your next snowboarding holiday because who knows, by then Droneboarding will have finally kicked off.