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Is it April 1st? What the fuck is this? Lexus are saying they've made a mother-fucking hoverboard!

Official Site:

The Lexus Hoverboard uses magnetic levitation to achieve amazing frictionless movement.

Liquid nitrogen cooled superconductors and permanent magnets combine to allow Lexus to create the impossible

It seems the teaser video is all that's out at the moment, but like jerks they're going to trickle out information to maximise exposure or something.

Reckon it's real? Reckon it will take off? Flop? Exaggeration?

Or does it hover and take weight, but not act like a skateboard at all and have a 3 minute runtime?

I hope it is real, and that they also have a fleet of hover-cars ready to sell at the end of this marketing stunt.

Gotta be a marketing stunt. If it's real, I'll be a pretty happy chappy, but it just doesn't seem like it'll be real, as there hasn't been any kind of research close to that level.

And it uses magnets, so it could be kiral.
Hunterbob wrote:
This is either the most committed April Fool's joke, or a legit hoverboard. Not sure whether to be excited or not.

Me too. Even if it is real the end result will probably still be disappointing because we're expecting a skateboard and not something completely different, even though the technical advancements and other applications may be spectacular.
Sounds like the same superconducting quantum levitation effects that have been around for a while now. I didn't watch with sounds though, where was the magnetic track Kiral? Looked like a normal concrete skate park.

I may have posted this video somewhere on here before.
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