Hover-boards, reality now?

Have you ever watched back to the future II and wished you could ride on that hoverboard Marty McFly was riding on?  Well, your days of waiting may soon be over. I have come across a couple of Hover Board solutions that are just amazing.  Let’s start with the first which is a group of guys in France, that have created a board which can take you up, up and away.  I attached a video below of the solo flight for your review.  They call this new device, “The Flyboard Air.”

Zapata Racing – The Flyboard Air

This device can take you up to 10,000ft off the ground, has speeds more than 90mph, and just looks really cool.   I want a Flyboard.  Technology is getting closer and closer to what we saw on TV in the 80’s and 90’s.  TV inspired a generation of inventors to take the fiction, and turn it into a reality.

You can find more information on The Flyboard Air byClick Here to be taken to their site.

Lexus Slide – Hover Board

Another hover-board worth mentioning is the Lexus Slide. This hoverboard is more in-line with the hover-board of Back to the Future II, and at first, was difficult to believe that you can actually hover above the ground, over water, literally floating through the air. I would say this is an actual hoverboard that hovers under the same concept that gave life to Marty McFly’s board.  However, this technology is not without its limits.  The board has superconductive material onboard that is cooled with liquid nitrogen minus 197 degrees.  This superconductive material rides on top of the extreme north and south magnetic poles.  For this to work, they needed to create two magnetic north and south poles that allow the board to balance in the middle.  Watch the video below to see this in action.

If you would like to learn more about the Lexus Hoverboard, the technology behind it, etc. , You can Click Here to be taken to the Lexus Slide’s Hover Board site.

I’m excited about what the future holds for us all, and I look forward to seeing what is coming.


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