Holy Crap, Someone Is Actually Making a Working Hoverboard for Real This Time

And you're gonna want one

Headshot of Alfred Maskeroni

Marty McFly and Tony Hawk both drove demand for hoverboards—but alas, supply has been nonexistent, as both of them had to rely on camera trickery and special effects. 

But now, finally, we're getting a glimpse of the first prototype of a functioning hoverboard. Hendo is the company producing this miracle of engineering, and it's launched a Kickstarter that lets you help bring it to market.

What's cool is you can support it by donating and even buying the development kit and experimenting with "The Whitebox"—a floating box that uses the same technology as the hoverboard. They've also drawn up plans for hoverparks, which are coated with hoverboard-friendly material so you can float around and try to be the first to pioneer a new sport.

Take a look at the pitch video and also check out the fascinating Kickstarter page.


@maskeroni alfred.maskeroni@adweek.com Alfred Maskeroni is director of video for Adweek.
Publish date: October 22, 2014 https://stage.adweek.com/creativity/holy-crap-someone-actually-making-working-hoverboard-real-time-160926/ © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT
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