When Lexus first teased its hoverboard, many thought it was a fake but the carmaker assured that it was the real deal. They even promised a full reveal on the 5th of August and sure enough they have (it’s the 5th in some countries due to the difference in timezones) and we have to say that it looks awesome!
Granted it doesn’t hover as high above the ground compared to the hoverboards we see in TVs and movies, but it does hover and it does a pretty good job of it. The video features skateboarder Ross McGouran and he puts the hoverboard through its paces, riding it like you would a skateboard, and even performing some tricks like grinding on raids and doing jumps.
We have to admit the coolest part was a very Back To The Future-like scene where the hoverboard transitions from hovering over a concrete surface to hovering over water seamlessly. Of course this required that the entire skatepark have magnets installed underneath its concrete surface to help the board hover.
While it looks like a skateboard, the experience is something else entirely. According to McGouran, “I’ve spent 20 years skateboarding, but without friction it feels like I’ve had to learn a whole new skill, particularly in the stance and balance in order to ride the hoverboard. It’s a whole new experience.” If you’d like to learn more or see the hoverboard in action, hit up Lexus’ website or check out the videos above and below for the details.