Let’s face it, anyone who ever saw Back To The Future has wanted a hover board. Well, you can finally preorder one for 10K. It’s called the Hendo hoverboard, and you can currently preorder one on Kickstarter for $10,000. The “Hendo” relies on a simple concept, using powerful magnets to levitate the board. Unfortunately, this means it can only be used on metal surfaces, so you won’t be flying over concrete or water anytime soon.
The hover board was founded by Jill and Greg Henderson, who used their proprietary Magnetic Field Architecture system to power the board by focusing the magnetic field so that the board can support the rider and cause the Hendo to hover over a 1-inch cushion of air. Although currently a prototype, the Henderson’s are aiming to launch the hover board next October and even building a skate park designed specifically to function with the Hendo.
In order for the project to take off, the Hendo needs to raise $250,000 by Dec. 15, but with more than $8,000 already raised, it’s well on its way.
To preorder the “Hendo” head to the official Kickstarter page.