Lexus has released the first ever hoverboard edit!
This is truly a glimpse into the future, letting us see what’s in store for the boardsport industry.
This board, produced by Lexus is called the “Slide”. It quite literally HOVERS above the ground surface.
The “Slide” creates an electromagnetic field by combining magnets, liquid nitrogen, and superconductors. This electromagnetic field lets the board “float” atop a track of magnets.
The hoverboard is therefore limited to a preset track, but that doesn’t mean the future of this extreme sport is limited.
Lexus built this custom hoverboard skatepark for the video. The park is complete with a magnetic track below the surface.
As hoverboards improve in technology and gain traction amongst boarders and skaters, it will be super cool to watch the sport evolve.
Can we expect to see skateparks built specifically with hoverboard tracks installed? Or even full-blown hoverparks alone?
What kind of tricks will we be able to do with a foot of air already between our board and the ground?
How strong will these magnets get? How much higher will these hoverboards allow us to float?