You can thank the the Segway for modern hoverboard scooters. At the time it was groundbreaking technology that allowed people to basically, just stand while moving to another place, like a moving conveyor-belt on wheels. Today, we live in the age of the hoverboard, though our current models have wheels and they don’t really hover. The next phase of the self-balancing scooter will turn us all into Marty McFly from Back To The Future II, surfing the air like a pro. Continue reading How Hoverboards Work Not In Back To The Future II
Former Jet ski racer Frank Zapata’s Zapata Racing has come a long way. Since opening its doors for business with water-powered Flyboard and subsequently, the water-powered hoverboard, it has never stop innovating. The France outfit’s latest creation Flyboard Air, a product of 4 years of gruelling research and development, is a testimony of the firm’s dedication in pursuing jet-pack style flight. Not only did it created a vehicle that allows a man with a jetpack and a board to achieve autonomous flight of up to 10,000 feet and a top speed of 93.2 mph (150 km/h), it also swiped Alexandru Duru’s “Farthest Flight by Hoverboard” Guinness World Record, set in 2014, clean off with an astounding 2,252.4 meters (about 1.4 miles). Continue reading Zapata Racing’s Flyboard Air Made The Farthest Flight By Hoverboard
Hoverboard is a reality now, well, kind of cos’ they are not what as depicted in the sci-fi movie Back to the Future. Most of them can’t work without special surfaces, except for a couple (or one, to be exact) and they certainly can’t go anywhere (again, except for one). So, your only hope for a real “Mattel” hoverboard (essentially a hover scooter, but McFly plucked the handle out) is the Floating Hoverboard Display by Crealev. It is a replica of Mattel hoverboard, packed with Createv’s magnetic levitation technology that gives it the hovering ability. Continue reading ‘Mattel’ Hoverboard Really Hovers But You Can’t Actually Ride It
You know why with so many great minds, there aren’t any real hoverboards that can actually hovers without the need for special surfaces? Probably that’s because it takes a bunch of rocket scientists to make one and we didn’t make that up cos’ that is exactly what the rocket scientists over at Arca Space Corporation did. Having been in the business of building rockets for over a decade now, Arca now wants you to hover Back to the Future style for real, well, albeit in a lot larger board (read: platform), but hey, at least it needs no special surfaces like many do and most importantly, it actually hovers and not fly like the record holder did. Continue reading Rocket Scientists Made A Hoverboard That Hovers Without Special Surfaces
When Hendo Hoverboard was first introduced, the world was rousing with excitement, but its design leaves much to be desired. It was nothing like what Back to the Future II depicted. I hate to benchmark against a fantasy product, but that’s how we like our hoverboards to be, or at least a little more befitting its futuristic status. Cumbersome, I believe is the word to use for the first-gen Hendo. It was rather big and honestly, does look much like a wheel-less skateboard. A year on, Arx Pax, the company behind the original Hendo Hoverboard, is ready to showoff a more streamlined version, referred to as Hendo 2.0 and it will be officially unveiled on October 21, 2015 to coincide with the iconic “destination time” of Back to the Future II. Continue reading The First Real Hoverboard is Getting an Improved and Streamlined Version
Remember the Lexus Hoverboard unveiled in June? Despite the skepticism, the hoverboard turns out to be a real deal. Yes. You heard that right. Back to the Future II kind of hoverboard is a reality, albeit hovering just slightly off the ground. A special skatepark called hoverpark was constructed to facilitate the testing of the hoverboard. The park the park combines elements from skate culture with technology within its architecture. Continue reading Lexus Hoverboard is Not Only Real, But it Can Hover Over Water too!
By now, we are all skeptics when it comes to hoverboard. Sure. We have seen a few ‘real-working’ examples like the record setting hoverboard, a magnetic levitation board that won’t work without metal underneath it and even a leaf blower-powered example. As real as they are, these ‘hoverboards’ are not quite the hoverboard we have imagined. Granted that the hoverboard in our imaginations is largely shaped by Back to the Future II, still, making a huge ding to get up and floating just doesn’t sound right. But that is set to change when Japanese luxury car maker Lexus unveils the Lexus Hoverboard, or so we read. Continue reading Wait, What? Lexus Has Developed a Real Working Hoverboard?
The 2015 as interpreted by Robert Zemeckis consisted of flying cars, floating billboards, 3D hologram advertisement, self-lacing shoes, self-drying one-size-fits all jacket, and of course, the iconic and fantasy-inducing hoverboard. While some of them are making headways, they are not quite a reality yet, well, maybe except for the hoverboard which we have saw a handful, including a maglev variant, a DIY one and even an elaborate prank that made quite a stir. And here’s another one, a homemade example piloted by Catalin Alexandru Duru that is not only a real, fully functional hoverboard but it is also one that made history by setting the Guinness World Record for Farthest Journey by Hoverboard over Quebec’s Lake Ouareau. Continue reading Homemade Hoverboard Set Guinness World Record for Farthest Journey by Hoverboard
Hendo Hoverboard was the hoverboard made real with some pretty cool science behind it, but along with it comes a prohibitive price tag. That, plus the fact there are only eleven made available, makes it even more unattainable. That said, we are going to assume that you didn’t acquire this future of skateboarding, but we would like to be the bearer of the good news and tell you that not all hope is lost because you can actually cobble one up yourself and better still, this one that you’re going to put your blood and sweat into it will work on any surface. It is not entirely free per se, cos’ you will need a few things to get started, including four Black & Decker battery-powered leaf blowers. Being technically-incline is definitely a bonus. Continue reading Now, There’s A Hoverboard You Can Own Without Breaking The Bank
when Marty McFly rode a Mattel hoverboard 25 years ago. sci-fi fans all around were awestruck and some wondered if flying cars, self-drying jacket, and hoverboards awaits them in the future, or more specifically in 2015. unfortunately, while that “future” is drawing close, the tech is not anywhere close to what moviemaker Robert Zemeckis had envisioned. there are some progressed, but not quite close to what the sci-fi flick Back to the Future II had depicted. however, there is one piece of tech that just might be a really in 2015 and that would be the much-loved Hoverboard. not by Mattel though, but rest assure this thing called Hendo Hoverboard actually works. the folks at Engadget actually gave it a go. so, thank goodness it is not another hoax. Continue reading Lo and Behold! Hoverboard is Real and You Can Actually Buy One Today