The future is here.
Over the recent Formula 1 (F1) weekend, onlookers watched with their mouths agape as a man flew high above the Marina Bay waters.
The French man, Frank Zapata, was invited to perform and showcase his invention for the Singapore Grand Prix.
He invented the jet-powered hoverboard himself, and he calls it ‘Flyboard Air’. This is the first time the Flyboard Air was on show in Singapore.
Here is an interview Zapata did:
According to his website, the Flyboard Air can currently travel up to 140 kph, and reach a maximum height of 150 m with a flight time of six minutes. First unveiled in 2016, Flyboard Air is powered by turbine engines.
About two weeks ago, he posted a video of himself zipping through the air and racing with a super car.
Before there was Flyboard Air, there was Flyboard, a similar hydroflight machine that uses water to propel the device. Zapata is also the inventor of the Flyboard, and it has become a form of water sport globally.
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Flyboards are being sold on his website, and prices range from S$1,826 (US$1,334) to S$3,363. Zapata is not selling the Flyboard Air though.