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The Flyboard Is A Hoverboard That Just Works, And It's Glorious

That's right, there's no catch...

12/04/2016 15:51

Hoverboards have a reputation of disappointing us. It's not their fault, it's just that we're really really picky.

You want one that looks like the hoverboard from Back to The Future? Well then it will only work on floors made of copper.

Want one that can fly like the Green Goblin? Ok well then you're going to need a jetpack the size of a small supercomputer.

Until now.

ZR

This is the ZR Flyboard, it's a hoverboard made by those geniuses that turned two water hoses into a millionaire's new toy.

It is, as you would expect, a fully working hoverboard that doesn't need copper floors, or jets of water.

Instead it's the result of four years of work that has now culminated in this, a single-person vertical-propulsion flying machine that can reach up to 10,000 feet and has a top speed of reportedly 150km/h.

ZR

At the moment there is one TINY catch: It only has a flying time of 10mins.

We realise that's not ideal but it's not like you were going to go out and save the world on it now were you.

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