Greetings Manic Fans. I was hoping it would happen and DAMN IF IT DIDNâ€™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 Iâ€™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. Firstlyâ€¦you have to have a metallic floor, or it doesnâ€™t work, and thereâ€™s no steering ability, so you basically push offâ€¦and keep going in the same direction.
However, before you cry â€œFOUL!â€-there is another working hoverboard that works far better.
Alexandru Duru invented a larger version of the hoverboard that uses propellers to fly. Itâ€™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, heâ€™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 McFlyâ€™s one from the film.
I also spotted a video about a future hover bikeâ€¦this one looks pretty awesome too.
Iâ€™m really psyched to see this is happening. Do you have any feelings on the subject, my friends? Peace.