Lexus Finally Reveals Video Of Hoverboard Being Ridden

August 5, 2015

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After teasing us for over a month (my nipples have been hard for weeks), Lexus has finally released a video of their liquid nitrogen-cooled magnetic superconductor hoverboard being ridden. It is more impressive that I imagined, and pro skateboarder (but only novice hoverboarder) Ross McGouran even performs a few tricks, including riding the thing on water and jumping a car. Of course you have to remember Lexus built that entire skatepark with metal tracks underneath for the board to hover on and follow. Otherwise that hoverboard would just be a board. Still, it's a step in the right direction and I applaud them for that but I will not be showing them my tits. Fine, one nipple for one second. There.

Keep going for two videos, including one detailing the project's story.

Thanks to everyone who sent this, only one of which didn't make a Back To The Future reference.

  • AmselZephlyn

    What everyone seems to picture as a "hoverboard" will never exist because there isn't enough money to be made by extreme sports enthusiasts to justify the amount of research and development that would be needed. If they actually worked the way you imagine, they'd be way too dangerous for general use. Imagine if you first learned to ride your skateboard while ten feet off the ground.

    All of the money is in products like this because it's all about moving heavy items around on hovering platforms to predefined locations within a plant or warehouse. The goofy "lets have a pro skateboarder ride one" aspect was just to drive excitement behind a totally unrelated effort.

  • Laser Tsv

    The negative comments here are hilarious! As they said in the movie "If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything." Technology progresses in phases. Go back and look at the first cell phone, airplane, video game, etc. You need to give Lexus credit for developing the superconducting magnets into a reasonable form factor for a skateboard. I challenge Chevrolet or Ford to try and make a better one!

  • captaindash

    I'm so glad they didn't make the guy wear full body armour like most commercials would. They let him skate the way he felt most comfortable.

  • Brando D. Commando

    People need to stop calling this hovering. This is more like repulsing ;) -- magnetic repulsion boarding FTW!

  • captaindash

    I find your comment repulsive

  • DrZanz

    I'm willing to bet this would be useless on a metal sheet as opposed to a thin strip. I doubt you would be able to control the direction, twist at all and it would just continue sideways, if not spinning.

  • David

    Nice rollercoaster

  • Emmitt Morgans

    I can't believe I'm the first one here to point out that this video must be fake.

    The reason is quite simple and was clearly demonstrated in the 1989 documentary 'Back to the Future Part II', which took place in the present year and, therefore, must be valid in this case.

    To be brief: this video must be fake because hoverboards don't work on water: unless you've got "POWAH!"

  • Darth_Spartan

    This for sure is funny, good job! Could even say Kinda Funny!

  • David

    If you watched both video's you would know it's basically a rollercoaster

  • Emmitt Morgans

    1) There shouldn't be an apostrophe in the word "videos"

    2) SMFH

    3) *facepalm*

  • David

    Fucking auto correct.

  • Tim Buchanan

    This seems really uninteresting considering they only work on metal tracks.

  • Shannon Owens

    Was I the only one waiting for them to bust that board open and spray liquid nitrogen all over everybody when they were grinding the rail?

  • whacko

    Kinda underwhelming given all the hype. I mean the board is obviously almost impossible to steer since it doesn't connect to the ground, so all the "turns" are the result of aiming at a curved surface that turns the board for you. Also, the lift looks cool while riding on a smooth surface, but you clearly see the rider fall off the board several times when a jump or bump causes the board to ground-out and toss him.

    The speeds you could potentially get with this board should be crazy-impressive but the fact that you have no real control over the board means that any high speed maneuver or jump could be lethal to the rider.

  • Taylor Libonati

    Its actually even more limited then that. There is a metal rail (track) underneath the park that the hoverboard is "locked" to. So you genuinely cannot steer it at all. This is a cool experiment but in no ones near a commercial product. I bet you could go super fast on it though :)

  • Scuggler

    Sorry, sorry guys. Sorry to crap all over this innovation but are we serious with the magnet rails? I feel robbed. Marty never had a damn "track" to adhere to. This is awesome but I'm not calling it a hover board til that thing can blaze it's own trails.

  • Taylor Libonati

    I meant its still a hoverboard. Just because it isn't the type of hoverboard in a movie doesn't change that. At least its a step forward :)

    But yeah it was hyped to seem like more.

  • Scuggler

    Baby magnet train is it's name until they take off the training magnet rails. The first video was deceiving. I kept waiting for the part in the second video where they pull the track away and someone slides out of the hanger/warehouse all on his own.

  • Taylor Libonati

    Yeah I get that. I am just assuming all hoverboard related content is a publicity stunt until proven otherwise.

    P.S. Baby magnet train would be a great band name.

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