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Old 24.06.2015, 15:16
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Did Lexus actually create a real rideable hoverboard?

News is spreading fast after Lexus released a teaser vid...


http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articl...oard-prototype


Still a bit sceptical. And what about the smoke coming out of that board???
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Old 24.06.2015, 15:25
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Re: Did Lexus actually create a real rideable hoverboard?

The smoke was hiding the mirrors...
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Old 24.06.2015, 15:29
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Re: Did Lexus actually create a real rideable hoverboard?

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News is spreading fast after Lexus released a teaser vid...


http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articl...oard-prototype


Still a bit sceptical. And what about the smoke coming out of that board???
I presume the smoke is the vapour from liquid N2 used to cool the magnets.


Just because it floats, doesn't mean it will support a boarder's weight
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Old 24.06.2015, 15:38
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Re: Did Lexus actually create a real rideable hoverboard?

I think the vid is a bit deceiving the say the least

Below comments on the vid found on Gizmodo.com

"There are lots of clues that give us reason not to get our hopes up this time. Every hover device that relies on superconductors only works on a special magnetic surface, and this board appears to be floating on concrete at a regular old skate park. The video also doesn’t actually show someone riding it, although Lexus has promised more videos of it being tested, just not right now. So what do you think? Is this just another publicity stunt loosely based on existing science? Or has Lexus actually managed to get a working facsimile of Marty McFly’s second coolest ride?"

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Re: Did Lexus actually create a real rideable hoverboard?

“We already have the means to travel among the stars, but these technologies are locked up in black projects, and it would take an act of God to ever get them out to benefit humanity. Anything you can imagine, we already know how to do.”
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Re: Did Lexus actually create a real rideable hoverboard?

Probably the best thing to do is ask HITLER. He is still alive and well living on the dark side of the moon with the aliens.

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Re: Did Lexus actually create a real rideable hoverboard?

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Probably the best thing to do is ask HITLER. He is still alive and well living on the dark side of the moon with the aliens.

Naaah. He took his place in the sun.
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