Brief: Professional Skateboarder Tony Hawk Takes a Ride on Hendo Hoverboard (Video)

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Taking time away from their successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, the Arx Pax labs team invited professional skateboarder, Tony Hawk, to check out and test ride the already famous Hendo Hoverboard at the company’s headquarters in Los Gatos, California last Wednesday (November 12th).

As previously reported, the Hendo Hoverboard has been dubbed the world’s “first ever working hoverboard.” The magic behind the hoverboard lies in its four disc-shaped hover engines. These create a special magnetic field which literally pushes against itself, generating the lift which levitates the board off the ground. While the hoverboard is primarily intended to be self-propelled, the actions which stabilize it can also be used to drive it forward by altering the projected force on the surface below.

Tony Hawk Hendo 4The team shared, “The hoverboard is simultaneously fascinating and exhilarating. The enabling technologies existed, but no one had yet been able to align them to bring a hoverboard forth. Hendo has done so, and our hoverboards are working in almost every way we could have imagined. But perfecting it will take a little more time and resources.”

Equipped with snow goggles and padding, Hawk not only got to ride the hoverboard, he also performed some skateboarding tricks. He later signed the hoverboard.

Check out the event below!


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