“A Hoverboard (or hover board) is a levitating board used for personal transportation in the films Back to the Future Part II and Back to the Future Part III. Hoverboards resemble a skateboard without wheels. During the 1990s there were rumors, fuelled by director Robert Zemeckis, that hoverboards were in fact real, but not marketed because they were deemed too dangerous by parents’ groups. These rumors have been conclusively debunked. Some companies hoping to leverage the commercial success of the movies have marketed hovercraft vehicles as hoverboards, but these products have not been shown to replicate the experience depicted in the movies. Subsequent to the movies the hoverboard concept has been reused by many authors in various forms of media in fictional universes not directly related to Back to the Future.”
We know it’s a romantic fantasy and we are not here to ruin your imagination. But when Lexus is telling us that they have a “Hoverboard”, take a look, giggle and move on. In times where you can find a new No-comply compilation, a guy falling on his face and a dozen articles about hoverboards on a daily basis, there is no such thing as the real “Hoverboard” and none of us is going to spend that much money on it. Keep it as childhood memories and shout out to Robert Zemeckis for bringing it up in the first place! By the way: the day Marty McFly arrives when he travels to the future is October, 21st 2015. So, see you soon Marty!
Ross McGouran for Lexus: