Real Life Hoverboard


In 2015 a car company called Lexus made a hoverboard. Yes, a hoverboard. If you are familiar with Back To The Future then you know what kind of hover board I am talking about. It uses magnets in the ground and it has -197 degrees Celsius nitrogen in the board. So when the magnets come close to the board it floats above the pavement. But you need a special skate park which has the magnets.


They had professional skater Ross McGoaran test it out in a special park in Barcelona. But Ross had some problems with it. Ross said when asked by reporters "I've spent 20 years skateboarding, but without friction it feels like I've had to learn a whole new skill, particularly in the stance and balance in order to ride the hoverboard. It's a whole new experience." If he had problems riding how will regular people have with it, like he's probably been skating his entire life. If someone wanted to ride how would it be for them? Would they never learn to ride it or be really good at it since they don't have to learn a new skill. We might found out if Lexus releases the product to the public. And that's an if.

Charter Middle School for Applied Technologies

This was made by a student of CMSAT!