Best Hoverboarder? Marty McFly vs Tony Hawk vs The French

2015 is right around the corner, and if Hollywood is right, it’s almost time to get down!

The Original Hoverboarder

This has been the dream of every kid since the beginning of time.  That and unlimited cookies, no school, and summers that never end.  Oh and never having to grow up.  The hoverboard represents the best that 1980’s science fiction could dare to imagine. Except for the fact that you can surf on water, the H-Board looks like it could handle anything.

Tony Hawk, Hoverboarder?

What happens when a you give a hoverboard to a professional skateboarder, maybe the best ever? (Danny Way and Rodney Mullen notwithstanding)  Check this out from the original Birdman.

But in the real world, there are real scientists working on the problem.

Maybe you’ve heard of the magnetic levitation bullet trains in China?

Enter Quantum Levitation.

Very similar to magnetic levitation, but oh so much cooler. About -130 degrees Celsius.

Aside from the need to have a can of liquid nitrogen, maybe this is where we’ll finally get to “catch some air”

French Hoverboarders

There are even some French scientists getting in on the action.

You can see where this is going.

We have until 2015 to make this a reality.

Scientists Step On it!