Tony Hawk Demos That Real Hoverboard That's Coming

November 17, 2014

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This is a video of Tony Hawk and Dave Carnie demoing that real Hendo Hoverboard that's coming out. I still have beef with Tony Hawk though because he's one of the people responsible (including Doc Brown himself!) for that other hoverboard commercial that was so obviously fake it blew my mind that every single idiot I know on Facebook thought it was real. I've since deleted all those old, stupid friends and made new ones. So far it's just me and the three fake accounts I use to interact with myself so I don't feel lonely, but I feel like 2015 is going to be a big year for new friendships. And I'm not just saying that because of the fortune cookie I got last night, because that shit read, "There's no such thing as an ordinary cat." Oh like hell there isn't! Tons of my friends have them. Obviously, I angrily demanded another cookie, which they refused, and I stormed out of there so angry I forgot my chow mein leftovers. My fortune should have just read, "You'll be skipping breakfast and lunch tomorrow."

Hit the jump for the video.

Thanks to dr venkman, who splits his time between developing hoverboards and new, safer ghost containment units.

  • shashi

    At the 0:40 point: "... this can make a serious difference in solving a lot of serious problems..."

    am i mishearing him or unable to see the bigger picture? "you're misquoting!" How? "hes actually talking about 'solving a lot of serious problems... with his personal financial situation'"

  • Sky Overdrive

    Still does not work on water...

  • S.M. Archer

    I pee'd a little.

  • Kane Harrison

    So, it's a small hovercraft with no propulsion or steering that can only be used on a specific surface. People are gonna buy this POS?

  • dougfunnay

    Dude theyre only $10,000 the better question is how can people afford to NOT buy this POS.

  • Tyguy

    I don't understand why people don't get that this thing can't steer. It's over-hyped.

  • shashi

    Do not worry, anyone with the ability to use their brain will realise the lack of control in this current model when they see (world famous professional skater) Tony Hawk absolutely not skating it and instead flailing around like a blancmange on a lazy susan.

  • Tyguy

    Haha

  • Fred

    The wheel must have seemed pretty over hyped too until someone stuck four of them together...

  • Tyguy

    Really? Did you really just comment that?

  • Fred

    Apparently. As a demonstration of the technology this is good. I don't think anyone is claiming that this thing is the transport of tomorrow. Also worth noting: skateboards have no steering either. No reason why distributing your weight in the same way as skaters do wouldn't steer this in the same way.

  • shashi

    oh dear Fred, i thought you had the ability to use your brain, turns out im wrong. i will assume you have suffered a mental breakdown.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Skateboards steer by leaning. That works because the trucks have an angle to them so that leaning makes the wheels turn.

  • Tyguy

    C'mon, Fred. Really? Skateboards CAN steer. This cannot...it's that simple.

  • Fred

    I can't be bothered with this anymore. Here is a picture of a fox for you to pointlessly argue with instead: http://www.sciworks.org/wp-...

  • Tyguy

    Update: I got further with conversing with the fox for 2 minutes, than I did with you.

  • Aalok

    Update: Tyguy is a schizophrenic.

  • Benmark

    Technology has to start somewhere. There are so many products dismissed as impractical by skeptics in their prototype stages that went on to become massively important innovations. This product definitely has potential, and not solely for recreational use.

  • Tyguy

    Yeah, but think about the ratio to things that NEVER worked out. I agree that tech has to start somewhere, but people are over-hyping this thing as the end all hoverboard.

  • Benmark

    You can't dwell on never. Considering that this is the world's first REAL hover board, I think this is a great starting point. The mere fact that something like this exists is enough to warrant further research.

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