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Lexus Tried To Trick Everyone Into Thinking They Made A Hoverboard But At Least The Video Is Cool

GMA - Lexus has just revealed the fully working prototype of their SLIDE hoverboard, which the luxury car maker first hinted at in June this year. The full and final testing of the hoverboard took place in Cubelles, Barcelona, Spain. The fruit of 18 months of work, and the project is a collaboration between scientists from IFW Dresden and evico GmbH. Professional skateboarder Ross McGouran served as the test rider.  Two “cryostats” filled with superconducting material are kept at a temperature of -197 degrees using liquid nitrogen. A special hoverpark was built to test out the hoverboard, with around 200 m of magnetic tracks installed beneath the hoverpark’s surface. According to Dr. Oliver de Haas, evico CEO, “The magnetic field from the track is effectively ‘frozen’ into the superconductors in the board, maintaining the distance between the board and the track—essentially keeping the board hovering. This force is strong enough to allow the rider to stand and even jump on the board.”


I wanted to believe. Saw a million people sharing this video left and right and I wanted to believe. Clicked on it and could not have been more disappointed, like an uncircumcised dick fucking a fat chick in a porn. But the thumbnail looked so promising! The internet can be so deceptive sometimes. All we really have here is a board pumped with liquid nitrogen a half inch off the ground at a skatepark especially designed for it. They have to skate it across the track especially put in place with magnets or it doesn’t work. BOOOOOOOOOO. That’s hardly a hoverboard at all, Michael J Fox should shake his fist at Lexus, but actually on purpose. I suppose it is cool that the technology is there to film the video, but even the professional skateboarder sucked at it. Don’t be promising me a hoverboard and then have all these bells and whistles in place about where I can use it. So at the end of the day, we’re as close to hoverboards as I am to having consensual sex with Nina Agdal. Fuck you Lexus, for getting my hopes up. I’m never buying another Lexus because of this. Roasted.