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Who does not remember trilogy Back to the Future when Michael J. Fox go to the future in 2015 and used famous floating skateboard in part 2? At this year’s 30th anniversary of the first part we were frustrated discovering that floating skateboard is not yet a reality. A month ago, the Lexus put this into reality. The levitating skateboard or as they named it Lexus SLIDE hoverboard is the fact.
And how do they do it?
Floating allows the right mix of superconductors, magnets and liquid nitrogen. From skateboard is coming smoke, but not from the engine, but because liquid nitrogen, which must be cooled superconductors.
Currently, it’s possible to float only in one skate park, which is located in Barcelona. It’s made of wood, painted in the appearance of the concrete, and below are the magnetic tapes.
Famous skateboarders have had problems using it, because it’s not just the same to skate as with a normal skateboard; lacking a sense of bicycles.
“Nothing is impossible. Only it is necessary to figure out how. ”
Haruhiko Tanahashi, chief engineer of Lexus
And, of course, a scene from the movie Back to the Future 2: