Get ready to go Back to the Future as Lexus officially announced the arrival of the highly anticipated hoverboard,Â the Slide. The Japanese automotive manufacturer took on this 403Â day labor of love by combining skateboarding, technology, and motion design to create the Slide.
How It Works
The board uses liquid-nitrogen-cooled superconductors (steam in the video) and permanent magnets to make the board levitate.Â Because it does use magnets, the Slide currently can’t be used anywhere other than the park developed by Lexus.Â The Park itself has magnets embedded in the concrete helping create the magnetic force needed for the board to levitate.
Lexus incorporated the iconic Lexus spindle grille signature shape and uses materials found across the brand (natural bamboo).
- The Details
- 11.5kg -Â Weight with MagnetsÂ and Liquid Nitrogen
- 32 -Â SuperconductorÂ Bulks
- 50oz -Â LiquidÂ Nitrogen
- Â -Â NaturalÂ Bamboo
- Â -Â Ultra-lightweightÂ Casing
Despite the excitement center around the Slide, Lexus has no plans to release the hoverboard for sale to the general public. Tough luck McFly.