August 19, 2022

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The flying surfboard was developed in Quebec

The flying surfboard was developed in Quebec

A self-propelled, all-electric surfboard flies over the waves at Shawinigan.

If similar nautical equipment was produced in China, the first model made in Quebec was the Defiance board. It is equipped with a turbine and an airplane fin below the waterline.

After climbing up, the surfer connects at ankle level and takes command. By moving and adding a speed of up to 28 km/h, he can lift the device up to a few centimeters and fly with the waves.

“We put a lot of weight on the front. Once the board starts coming out of the water, you slowly get back on the board and the board picks up the slack and you’re able to stay out of the water while keeping the turbine in the water so she doesn’t get wind. . . If you’re at maximum height, you’re about 24 inches out of the water. Being able to come out and put it up for an hour or an hour and a half,” explained Dylan Lessard, a designer who works for the subcontractor Shawinigan.

However, we are still in the experimental phase based on the prototype. After receiving approval from Transport Canada, the Quebec Hover Board cannot be marketed for another year.

This nautical toy can retail for around $20,000.

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