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Flying Spaghetti Monster March 4 2014 11:01 PM

The Hoverboard
 
they finally invented it

Sign me up!

Trekker4747 March 5 2014 12:12 AM

Re: The Hoverboard
 
I'm calling bullshit.

scotpens March 5 2014 12:37 AM

Re: The Hoverboard
 
http://www.hostpic.org/images/1403050507230100.jpg

Awesome Possum March 5 2014 02:07 AM

Re: The Hoverboard
 
We can never have nice things, we're in the darkest timeline.

Levi March 5 2014 03:47 AM

Re: The Hoverboard
 
I just want to see where they're going with all of this.
There are more then a few celebrities who have been involved with endorsing this on video now, that I can't just see it being done with. There has to be something more coming, and I hope its good :)

Locutus of Bored March 5 2014 05:15 AM

Re: The Hoverboard
 
Quote:

Levi wrote: (Post 9322267)
I just want to see where they're going with all of this.
There are more then a few celebrities who have been involved with endorsing this on video now, that I can't just see it being done with. There has to be something more coming, and I hope its good :)

It's a prank that sprung from a Funny or Die video because we're nearly up to Back to the Future II's future segment which was set in 2015. There's no actual product coming.

You could make a hoverboard that runs on a superconducting track, but not one that flies wherever it wants, nor one that could support the weight of a human rider yet. You could make a hoverboard that has internal helicopter-like rotors, but again, not one capable of supporting a human rider. For that, you'd have to increase the size to about twice that of a large motorcycle or half the size of a small car (a company has built one in a quest to make a Star Wars-like speeder bike, though it looks and behaves nothing like it).

Owain Taggart March 5 2014 06:18 AM

Re: The Hoverboard
 
That's quite clever. Nicely done :)

JRS March 8 2014 12:25 PM

Re: The Hoverboard
 
Quote:

Owain Taggart wrote: (Post 9322738)
That's quite clever. Nicely done :)

True..I just wish I could have one for real!:cool:

Owain Taggart March 9 2014 06:58 AM

Re: The Hoverboard
 
Quote:

JRS wrote: (Post 9335215)
Quote:

Owain Taggart wrote: (Post 9322738)
That's quite clever. Nicely done :)

True..I just wish I could have one for real!:cool:


Well, you can... in your dreams! ;)

Gil T.Azell March 9 2014 10:30 PM

Re: The Hoverboard
 
Watch the back of their shirts or sweatshirts and how their shoulders change shapes. :thumbdown:

Pingfah March 10 2014 10:45 AM

Re: The Hoverboard
 
I think we can be fairly sure that when or if a compact anti gravity technology arrives, the first thing we hear about it will not be an advert for a flying skateboard.

HIjol March 10 2014 11:52 AM

Re: The Hoverboard
 
...still want me a pair of those shoes and the jacket...I vaguely recall a time when a version of the shoes were available...without the auto.-fit...

"...Mahhrteee,..."

Rincewiend March 10 2014 02:50 PM

Re: The Hoverboard
 
Quote:

HIjol wrote: (Post 9342121)
...still want me a pair of those shoes and the jacket...I vaguely recall a time when a version of the shoes were available...without the auto.-fit...

"...Mahhrteee,..."

A year or 2 ago IIRC...
Limited edition, so pricey...

Trekker4747 March 10 2014 02:53 PM

Re: The Hoverboard
 
I believe Nike is making an actual pair of self-lacing/tying shoes next year.

And, yeah, of "hoverboard" technology like this ever were invented I doubt its first application would go to skateboards. Nor do I think it would look *exactly* like the technology from the movie.

Sector 7 March 17 2014 09:10 PM

Re: The Hoverboard
 
Quote:

Flying Spaghetti Monster wrote: (Post 9320941)

Check the UPDATES located at the bottom of the article. Funny or Die has admitted it was a hoax.


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