The Lexus Hoverboard is here and it works

The Lexus Hoverboard is here and it works

Back To The Future fans, your time has finally come.

After weeks/months (or years, if you're a big fan of Back To The Future) of dreaming and scheming, Lexus has finally come through with what appears to be a fully functional hoverboard. It's been in development for over 18 months, with Lexus working alongside German scientists at IFW Dresden and magnetics company evico GmbH in a program that recently concluded its first successful testing phase in Barcelona. Working with pro skater (now first ever legit hoverboarder) Ross McGouran, the results can be seen below in a video called Slide.

How does it work though? Well according to an article on High Snobiety, the "Lexus Hoverboard features two “cryostats,” reservoirs in which superconducting material is kept at -197 degrees through immersion in liquid nitrogen. Permanent magnets then rest underneath the board." According to evico CEO Dr Oliver de Haas, “The magnetic field from the track is effectively ‘frozen’ into the superconductors in the board, maintaining the distance between the board and the track—essentially keeping the board hovering. This force is strong enough to allow the rider to stand and even jump on the board.”

Someone get Seth Sentry on the blower, his (and we imagine many of our's) dreams are coming true.

Head HERE to learn more, and start saving, we can't imagine one of these bad boys is gonna come cheap.

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