Greetings Manic Fans. I was hoping it would happen and DAMN IF IT DIDN’T! In Back to the Future II, Marty McFly(Michael J. Fox) sees Hill Valley in the year 2015 and experiences some awesome tech advancements like the self-adjusting coat, auto-lace sneakers and the Mattel Hoverboard. Well here it is in the actual year 2015 and I just saw that the one of those I’d most wanted to happen for real has happened. My friends, I give you:

THE HOVER BOARD!

The Hendoboard uses specially calibrated supermagnets to push off of metallic surfaces. It works, but has severe limitations. Firstly…you have to have a metallic floor, or it doesn’t work, and there’s no steering ability, so you basically push off…and keep going in the same direction.

However, before you cry “FOUL!”-there is another working hoverboard that works far better.

Alexandru Duru invented a larger version of the hoverboard that uses propellers to fly. It’s controlled by foot movement to a sophisticated degree. He set the Guinness Book of World Records traveling 279.5 meters on it before touching down(To set the record, he’d only needed to travel 50 meters). Watching it, you can really see the potential of it to be upgradable into smaller models even closer to Marty McFly’s one from the film.

I also spotted a video about a future hover bike…this one looks pretty awesome too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpko3CPHonQ

I’m really psyched to see this is happening. Do you have any feelings on the subject, my friends? Peace.

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