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Old March 4 2014, 11:01 PM   #1
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The Hoverboard

they finally invented it

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Old March 5 2014, 12:12 AM   #2
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I'm calling bullshit.
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Old March 5 2014, 12:37 AM   #3
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Old March 5 2014, 02:07 AM   #4
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We can never have nice things, we're in the darkest timeline.
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Old March 5 2014, 03:47 AM   #5
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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
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Old March 5 2014, 05:15 AM   #6
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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).
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Old March 5 2014, 06:18 AM   #7
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That's quite clever. Nicely done
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Old March 8 2014, 12:25 PM   #8
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Owain Taggart wrote: View Post
That's quite clever. Nicely done
True..I just wish I could have one for real!
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Old March 9 2014, 06:58 AM   #9
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That's quite clever. Nicely done
True..I just wish I could have one for real!

Well, you can... in your dreams!
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Old March 9 2014, 10:30 PM   #10
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Watch the back of their shirts or sweatshirts and how their shoulders change shapes.
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Old March 10 2014, 10:45 AM   #11
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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.
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Old March 10 2014, 11:52 AM   #12
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...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...

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Old March 10 2014, 02:50 PM   #13
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...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...
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Old March 10 2014, 02:53 PM   #14
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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.
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Old March 17 2014, 09:10 PM   #15
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Flying Spaghetti Monster wrote: View Post
Check the UPDATES located at the bottom of the article. Funny or Die has admitted it was a hoax.
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