On the second attempt, the hoverboard inventor efficiently crosses Channel


After a failed try in July, French inventor Franky Zapata efficiently crossed the channel on a hoverboard this weekend. The journey started in Sangatte in northern France and lasted 20 minutes earlier than touchdown at St. Margaret's Bay in England.

"I actually loved the final 5 to 6 kilometers," mentioned Zapata said Reuters and different reporters touchdown close to Dover. "Whether or not this can be a historic occasion or not, I'm not the one who decides that point will inform."

Zapata, a former jet ski racer, developed the Flyboard Air three years in the past. On July 14, Zapata took half within the navy parade for the French Bastille Day. That very same month, for the primary time, he tried to drop into the water to refuel whereas attempting to land on a platform on a ship.

He stopped once more to refuel midway, however did so with out incident. Three helicopters had been current and a crowd of well-wishers stood able to cheer him on the touchdown.


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