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Lexus unveils its own take on the hoverboard

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Toyota's luxury car division has revealed that it has been working on its own hovering skateboard.

Efforts to build a working version of Marty McFly's hoverboard from Back to the Future II have been ramping up in recent months and some of the solutions have been undeniably impressive.

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u2canbfmj

but will it go over water!

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paperdyer

Marty's didn't do so well. I guess it just depends how "realistic" you want to make it.

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Athena1979

Their marketing should definitely involve back to the future ads if they can get the rights to do so. By the time they get it on the market,I'll be an old lady anyway. I'd still want to try it!

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Gingitsune

There are plenty of stuff they could have done even without the rights. A simple ''welcome to 2015'' would have been clear enough what they were referring to.

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pallidin

but will it go over water!

From the article:

Late last year, a company called Hendo unveiled its own working hoverboard that floats just a few centimeters above ground, and over metal-lined surfaces (Lexus engineers confirmed to Engadget that their board has the same restriction).

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Sundew

Not seeing too many liquid nitrogen filling stations about, and what average teenager could afford the fuel cost anyway? Also guessing you have to have a metallic area to run it over or it won't hover.

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Sundew

Sadly, I'm too old for the hoverboard, more likely I'll be using the Hoveround:

mpv5-form-banner.jpg

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paperdyer

Not seeing too many liquid nitrogen filling stations about, and what average teenager could afford the fuel cost anyway? Also guessing you have to have a metallic area to run it over or it won't hover.

I can see the headlines now: "Teen Freezes Fingers Off During Hoverboard Fueling Accident!"
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pallidin

Sadly, I'm too old for the hoverboard, more likely I'll be using the Hoveround:

mpv5-form-banner.jpg

Good one! :)

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Starhunter

The super conductor in principle works the same as atoms operating at a lower harmonic. This method would replace the need for refueling and would be far more effective. The skate board could have a component the size of a coin to do the same job. But common science has not come that far yet.

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Hugfanginn

That skate park is outfitted with a complex system of magnets.

Without that skate park, the board doesn't function. It's also quite inefficient given that the liquid nitrogen cartridges must be refilled ever 10 minutes or so.

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