The Lexus Hoverboard is Now a Reality for Fans & Tech Junkies

By: Gurveer Brah - Aug 7, 2015
References: lexus-int & highsnobiety
The Lexus Hoverboard is officially a reality for fans and consumers.

Ever since its public debut in the Back to the Future series, the hoverboard has been a concept that has long since been in development. Lexus set it sights on innovating this popular concept and turning it into a reality.

According to pro skateboarder and hoverboard test rider Ross McGouran, "The hoverboard is constructed from an insulated core, containing HTSLs (high temperature superconducting blocks). These are housed in cryostats - reservoirs of liquid nitrogen that cool the superconductors to -197°C."

This "insulated core" technology mixed with the magnetic track that is constructed in the foundation of the hover-park keeps the board "pinned" in a state of magnetic flux, being able to support the skater's weight.

The Lexus hoverboard also uses natural bamboo and an ultra lightweight casing that makes it not only durable, but a sleek design that melds the futuristic concept with the skateboard culture that paved the way.