Watch as Tony Hawk (an American professional skateboarder) rides the world’s first real hoverboard.
The hoverboard is simultaneously fascinating and exhilarating. The enabling technologies for its success have been in existence, but no one had yet been able to align them to give rise to a hoverboard (“rise to a hoverboard” . . . heh, that was easy). Hendo has done so, and our hoverboards are working in almost every way we could have imagined. The magic behind the hoverboard lies in its disc-shaped hover engines. These engines induce an opposing magnetic field in the surface substrate below that provides lift, levitating our board off the ground.
While the Hendo hoverboard is primarily intended to be human-driven, the technology that gives it stability can also be used to drive it via remote control by altering the projected force on the surface underneath it. Right now we use commonly available metals in simple sheets to give the hoverboard “flight”, but we are working on new compounds and new configurations to maximize our technology and minimize costs.
We know we’re still discovering all kinds of things about The Hendo hoverboard in particular and hovering technology in general. We look forward to sharing them as they become a reality.