The future has arrived: Watch the full Lexus hoverboard trailer here
The day has arrived that Lexus have released their full trailer for their futuristic hoverboard design. Take a look at the gadget in action in the video above, where test riders take the board out for a spin. There are some tricks and tumbles along way, as test skater Ross McGouran explains:
"I've spent 20 years skateboarding, but without friction it feels like I've had to learn a whole new skill," said McGouran. "Particularly in the stance and balance in order to ride the hoverboard. It's a whole new experience."
Dr. Oliver de Haas, the CEO of evico, and a key member of the design team also offers us a bit more explanation into the inner workings of the amazing baord: "The magnetic field from the track is effectively 'frozen' into the superconductors in the board, maintaining the distance between the board and the track-essentially keeping the board hovering," he said. "This force is strong enough to allow the rider to stand and even jump on the board."