by Aleysha Brown
Many people are talking about the new Hoverboard made by Lexus, but what some are not saying that even one of the best skate boarders can't stay on longer than 15 minutes.
Lexus has said that their hoverboard was inspired by the movie Back to The Future II. Lexus released a video of people in Barcelona at a skate park trying out the new hoverboard. In the video they talk about the hoverboard and how it works. Watching the video it looks so successful, but actually the truth is less impresive. First, all the the Hoverboard costs a ton of money plus riders will need to have at least have three gallons of liquid nitrogen every 15 minutes just for it to work. Second, skaters can only ride the hoverboard if it has the magnetic specially designed for the board. “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.” Oliver de Haas, CEO of GMBH, explained in a press conference. One of the test riders said, “It was an amazing experience riding the board but it would be better if you has a little stability and it didn't shut down every 15 minutes, overall I would personally not buy this unless those changes are fixed.”