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Canadian inventor tests new prototype of record-setting hoverboard

This past May, Montreal inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru broke the world record for the longest hoverboard flight. Watch him test the next-generation prototype.

Catalin Alexandru Duru has been working on top-secret, next-generation version of fan-driven board

Canadian inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru has created a hovercraft that has broken a world record. 7:51

This past May, Montreal inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru broke the world record for the longest hoverboard flight.

Duru flew up to five metres above a lake for a distance of 275.9 metres aboard his homemade, propeller-powered hoverboard in a trip that lasted more than 1½ minutes.

Now, the 31-year-old Duru and his company, Omni Hoverboards, are working on a secret, next-generation version of the device. Watch as he takes CBC's Reg Sherren into the workshop where he is building it, and then to a Quebec lake where he puts the new prototype to the test for the first time.

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