The Hoverboard

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  1. Flying Spaghetti Monster

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    I'm calling bullshit.
     
  3. scotpens

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    We can never have nice things, we're in the darkest timeline.
     
  5. Levi

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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 :)
     
  6. Locutus of Bored

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    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).
     
  7. Owain Taggart

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    That's quite clever. Nicely done :)
     
  8. JRS

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

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    Well, you can... in your dreams! ;)
     
  10. Gil T.Azell

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    Watch the back of their shirts or sweatshirts and how their shoulders change shapes. :thumbdown:
     
  11. Pingfah

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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.
     
  12. HIjol

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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,..."
     
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    A year or 2 ago IIRC...
    Limited edition, so pricey...
     
  14. Trekker4747

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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.
     
  15. Sector 7

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

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    Eh, instead of hoverboards we have this

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4Bm3cs9TFo[/yt]


    Let's go waterboarding! Even American Presidents are into this stuff!
     
  17. Locutus of Bored

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    Those of us who know how the world and internet work already figured it was a hoax/joke.
     
  19. Sector 7

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    Reading posts here on TrekBBS, many posters do NOT know "how the world and internet work". :rommie:
     

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