Tony Hawk on a Real Hoverboard!

Marty Mcfly HoverboardI couldn’t believe it either when I saw Tony Hawk doing his thing on a real hoverboard. It sure did not look easy to ride though. Even a professional skateboard champ like Tony could barely even stand up on the thing, much less pull tricks and jumps.

Tony Hawk HoverboardJust what the hell is this thing anyway?  The hovering contraption is called the Hendo and it is being developed by Greg and Jill Henderson for their company Arx Pax.  I bet a lot of people, myself included, asked, is it real?  Yes, it is indeed a hovering board that is capable of hovering a bit more than an inch off the ground with a person riding on it.  Is it everything Back to the Future hyped it up to be? No…

The Hendo in its current state can only work on special surfaces and the battery can only last for a few minutes.  The Henderson’s showcased their hovering technology as a publicity stunt, their real motivation is in their patents that they hold in regards to foundation systems to prevent earthquake damage.

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