A month ago, Lexus unveiled a working hoverboard and many people—still bitter from a past hoverboard prank—were skeptical. The Verge’s Sam Sheffer recently traveled to Cubelles, Spain—where Lexus built a hoverboard-specific skate park—to test it out, and the results are in. While it does actually float above the ground in the way you’d expect, the board needs to ride over a magnetic track in order to function, and the slightest weight shift will send the bottom straight into the cement, throwing its rider forward. Ultimately, it’s just the latest take on the futuristic board until an actual, ride-able one exists.
Lexus’ Hoverboard Test Ride