We Were Promised Hoverboards

Hendo Hoverboard

As the New Year chimed in at a crappy bar in Los Angeles, an old colleague of mine and I yelled, “YEAH, HOVERBOARDS!” Since the late 1980’s, people everywhere have been asking, “When are we going to get hoverboards?” Folks, you heard it here first: 2015 is the year of the hoverboard. According to my research (which is honestly the most extensive digging I’ve done since trying to find the world’s best, deliverable pizza dough), hoverboards are coming to a store near you. Or whatever Kickstarter uses as their purchasing system. Maybe PayPal? Whatever, HOVERBOARDS.

Hendo, a company based out of Los Gatos, California, has built the world’s first hoverboard. With more than double their original goal being met in just a short 55 days, backers everywhere are glued to their email inbox to receive their invites to the Hendo hoverboard event on October 15, 2015. Why is the release party almost a year later since it’s invention, you ask? It’s the same date that Marty McFly arrived in the future (could this invention be any cooler?). For just a small lump sum of $10,000 the hoverboard could’ve been (or is) yours. While that’s pretty steep, at least it’s a start. Nerdy websites everywhere are calling it one of the top inventions of the year. What is, in fact in my eyes, the most influential invention since sliced bread, will be on the market in just a short ten months. I could sit here and write about all of the science behind the board and what it actually runs on, but you can do that here instead.

As the year is just getting into full swing, it’s still going to be a grueling 10 months until I am able to enviously watch videos of average Joe’s cruising on their hoverboards via YouTube. There is one more thing though: Hendo has been designing a place for hover-ers to glide, or hover, in. Yeah, A SKATE PARK FOR HOVERBOARDS. A HOVER PARK. THE FUTURE RULES.

Bridjet Mendyuk

Bridjet Mendyuk graduated in 2013 from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. During her time there, she was a reporter/editor for the student newspaper, The BG News, and an intern for Alternative Press magazine. She currently freelances from her hometown in Columbus, Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys dancing in the car on her way to get a pizza.

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