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HoverSkater Skateboard: Back to the Past

by Lambert Varias
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No, inventor Jim Pitts didn’t quite replicate Back to the Future‘s hoverboard. His HoverSkater is a combination of a hovercraft and a longboard. It’s most likely the most affordable hovercraft you can get. I’m just not sure if you should get one.

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Jim uses a longboard’s profile but with extended axles and of course hovercraft parts. He chose to keep the skateboard wheels because it added stability, especially since you have to stand on the board first before inflating the skirt. To help propel the HoverSkater forward, Jim placed a motor-driven wheel in the middle of the board. Jim says you can go up to 8 to 10mph on the HoverSkater.

Both the board’s motor and its LED lights are remote-controlled. Here’s Jim with more on the board’s parts:

Here he tests the HoverSkater with someone who’s trying it out for the first time:

The board works, but the commercial version needs to look much more refined than these prototypes. If you’re already sold, then pledge at least $1,400 (USD) on Kickstarter to get a HoverSkater as a reward. Your move Mattel.

[via Gadgetify]

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