Legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk tried out the Hendo Hover, a totally real hoverboard (no disappointing hoax this time around).
The hoverboard hovers an inch off the ground, no doubt inspired by Marty McFly’s awesome hoverboard from “Back to the Future Part II”.
“This is real, folks,” skateboard icon Tony Hawk Hawk says in a new video promoting the product. “This is the real hoverboard right here, so forget everything you know.”
Hendo teamed with Hawk to demonstrate the current capabilities of the Hendo hoverboard.
The hover engine reportedly works with Lenz’s law, using a magnetic field to create a secondary magnetic field on a conductive surface.
The campaign has raised nearly $500,000, close to double its initial goal.
The current model works only over a copper surface, with a battery life of approximately 7 minutes.
Marty McFly wannabes paid $10,000 for the privilege of owning one in a year’s time.
Pretty cool, but if it’s difficult for pro Tony Hawk to ride…you can imagine it needs some fine-tuning.
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