Now that you’ve seen the Hendo Hoverboard, this new video shows what it’s like when skateboard pro Tony Hawk tries the board out. Just to recap, it works by generating a magnetic field over a conductive metal surface (copper, aluminum, etc.), which then generates an opposing field, causing the Hendo to hover about an inch above the ground. One caveat: this prototype only has a 7-minute battery life. Continue reading for the clip and more information.
“In the Kickstarter campaign launched by Arx Pax last month, 10 Marty McFly wannabes paid $10,000 for the privilege of owning one in a year’s time. The campaign has raised nearly $500,000, close to double its initial goal. Reassuringly, Hawk experienced the same vertigo-inducing spin effect as our intrepid reporter, though he managed to ride the bull somewhat longer before bailing,” according to Yahoo News.