Fan-Powered Hoverboard Allegedly Arriving In April

December 28, 2015

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This is a promotional video for the ArcaBoard, a potentially fake/really shitty $20,000 hoverboard. The board generates 430 pounds of thrust and 272 horsepower using 36 high power electric fans, providing riders six clumsy minutes of ride time before it needs a six hour recharge. Okay the piss-poor ride time versus charge time I actually believe.

It has a built-in stabilization unit, meaning that ArcaBoard is stable in any condition and is a very safe platform to fly on. You will be able to utilize your phone for control and navigation of the vehicle itself. But for the most intense experience you can turn off the stabilization system and steer the ArcaBoard with your body.

For an extra $4,500 you're supposed to be able to get an accessory that cuts the charge time to 35-minutes and should come standard because none of your friends are going to hang around for six hours waiting for their turn. "It didn't even look fun when you were doing it," I imagine them saying before getting in their car and backing over your mailbox.

Keep going for a video and try not to laugh when the narrator calls the thing only slightly larger than a skateboard. Also, they never actually let you hear the thing, so it probably sounds like a tornado.

Thanks again to my buddy D.j., who, for two tips in a row, gets to ride shotgun when we hit up Taco Bell later.

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