'Back to the Future' Hoverboard That Really Hovers Is Finally Here! (VIDEO)

hoverboard created by nils guadagninThose of us who grew up on Marty McFly, Doc Brown, and flying DeLoreans are increasingly lamenting the absence of certain "futuristic" gadgets. Months are flying by, and before you know it, it will be 2015. We want our Hoverboards, goshdarnit! Mattel will be taking pre-orders soon for a Back to the Future Hoverboard to-scale replica ... but it won't actually hover, so what good is that?!

That's exactly what French artist Nils Guadagnin thought to himself, and then decided to go ahead and create the first fully functional Hoverboard that appears to seamlessly blend science with fun to make our wildest movie magic dream ACTUALLY come true. I swear, no exaggerations!

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Guadagnin's Hoverboard is a life-sized floating replica, and it uses a couple of electromagnets along with a laser guidance system. Snazzy, eh? That makes it so that the board can lift off the ground just like the "real" one did in BTTF 2. Heavy, right?? (Counterintuitive, yes, but it's the only fitting word in this context!) There's only one hitch ... It can only lift 5 pounds. So, at this point, one of the dumbbells I use with my Jillian Michaels DVD is the only thing I have that can out-cruise Griff ... d'oh.

Nonetheless! The artist says it is a "work in progress." And the guy did go to the trouble to make it this far. He must realize there's a demand for it. I'm sure he'll figure out how to make it carry people! What's more, this gives me legit hope that we could soon see even more cool "futuristic" items. You know, beyond the iPad, which up until now, has pretty much been the most advanced, "space age-y" item to come out of the 21st century. Would you agree?

Here's cool video footage of Gaudagnin's Hoverboard.

How psyched are you for this "work in progress" to become a reality?!

 

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