Back To The Hover—Uh, Drawing Board


Thanks for nothing Toyota. Way to break our hearts Lexus. In 1989 Marty McFly went “Back to the Future (2)” to glide on air while riding a hoverboard from the year, 2015.

However, at present (2015 in the year of our McFly), Marty McFly might find hovering on air… to be something of a really neat trick. Oh sure the—hoverboards that glide on air—do exist, but you… I… and Marty McFly… can’t have one.

Well that’s not completely true. We can have one…for a price, as long as we don’t use it anywhere except where they tell us to use it…if we use it at all—which we can’t.

If you happen to have $10,000 lying around that you don’t need, or wouldn’t miss, if you wanted to donate it toward the purchase of a hoverboard, you might find yourself going “Back to the Future (2) too!”

A few companies have not only designed the hoverboard, but have put it into production. And yes… it does hover on air, and in some cases—it’s hot air.

The first ten Hendo hoverboards (from a company called, Arx Pax), are expected to be ready to go sometime in October, and just in time to celebrate the re-release of Back to the Future (2).

Just one small problem…the first ten boards are all spoken for, and by other people not named Marty McFly, and yours truly.

Now I agree, that yours truly is kind of an odd sounding last name, but these days the utility companies don’t care what name they call you by—as long as you pay them!

That brings us to Toyota and Lexus… you remember I mentioned hot air?

Well, their scientist have hatched a plan to put a board out there which will also glide on air. Only there is one tiny little problem—you and I can’t have one. You’d think it’s because our last name isn’t McFly, right? Wrong. Its because the hoverboard is a prototype, used only in a commercial to showcase the talent they have for modern technology.

They swear that they have a board that glides on air, HONEST. They’ve even made a video where someone ALMOST stepped on the hoverboard. But again, this is only for promotional purposes. Its all about showing what their scientist’s can ALMOST do—someday.

Okay, so the boards will work, but only in a controlled setting.

And let us not lose sight of the important thing to take away from all of this new technology…

That even if you have the money, you still don’t get the board that ALMOST hovers, because you are not among the chosen ten, nor is Marty McFly—or yours truly.

If that really is my name?


25 comments on “Back To The Hover—Uh, Drawing Board

  1. great story! I will go and clean cupboards etc and see if there is a 10.000 dollars hanging around. I can see myself almost hovering stylish through the supermarket…pure bliss! Cheers, Johanna

  2. Couple summers ago I was in the Traverse Bay area of Michigan. On the water was a guy who’d had some kind of contraption that took water pumped from a nearby boat and then jetted it down, so he could hover about twelve feet or so above the surface. He could even move around fairly well. My love and I felt awful for how much we giggled when the guy tumbled over and hit the water, but also for how we envied his having a gadget like that.

  3. Almost doesn’t count!
    Of course, if you’ve got grandkids underfoot, maybe we should count ourselves lucky that such a toy does not exist…then yuo’d really be in trouble!

  4. Personally, I think it’s Biff’s fault. He probably works for Toyota/Lexus and is somehow sabotaging the development of what once our future. He was always jealous of Marty anyway. I say we find Biff and resolve this problem once and for all.

  5. I’m pretty sure if I had a spare 10 grand lying around I’d have to use it for other things. I was a little like Bambi on ice with roller skates so I’m guessing a hoverboard would be a complete disaster lol

    • Well, I can’t say as I blame you, Juls, but I suspect your not as bad on ice, or roller skates as you might feel you are. But, no one would hold it against you if you held onto the 10 grand, if you find it. Check under the sofa pads. ;o)

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