[VIDEO]: The Lexus Hoverboard is finally here! Take a look at this levitating board in action
We all have grown up watching the famous Back to the Future Series. For those of you who don’t know what the series is about, it showcases time travel. In this whole version of time travel, the movie shows us a glimpse of the future as the world in the 80’s and 90’s generation assumed it would be. One of the coolest assumptions of the bygone era of the present age was the Hoverboard. It was shown as a skate board, which magically levitated above the surface. This was super cool, even when compared with the current generation.
Turn the clock to 2015 and the Lexus Hoverboard has gone a step further to make this unimaginable concept a reality. A prototype version has been developed, and boy oh boy does it look exciting. Lexus has released real footage of the Hoverboard in action and it looks promising to say the least. “I’ve spent 20 years skateboarding, but without friction it feels like I’ve had to learn a whole new skill, particularly in the stance and balance in order to ride the Lexus Hoverboard. It’s a whole new experience,” says professional skateboarder Ross McGouran.
The promise of the future does come with its fair share of problems. The Lexus Hoverboard requires a special “Magnetic track” which was made in Germany and shipped to a location in Barcelona. The prototype only works on those 200M specially designed tracks, and is highly complex for even professional skateboarders to get used to.
As awesome as it sounds, don’t plan to start collecting pocket money to go and purchase the Lexus Hoverboard as yet. Lexus does not plan to start selling them professionally, and it could be a while before it does. A high amount of research and development is still required. But it`s good to have a glimpse of the future.
Check out the video to be awestruck.