It’s finally here! The hoverboards came out! Hoverboards (for you people out there who don’t know) are like skateboards, but they float in mid-air. It is new technology created by Hendo and Ark Pax. It costs $10,000, which is totally not worth it, because you can only hover above metals such as aluminum.
According to the Kickstarter page for Hendo, “The magic behind the hoverboard lies in its four disc-shaped hover engines. These engines induce an opposing magnetic field in the surface substrate below that provides lift, levitating our board off the ground. While our hoverboard is primarily intended to be self-propelled, the actions which stabilize it can also be used to drive it forward by altering the projected force on the surface underneath it.” The technology is called MRA, which stands for Magnetic Repelling Architecture, which means that the hoverboards depend on what’s below them to float.
Since she saw the movie Back to the Future II, Miranda Tsang has wanted a hoverboard. If you are like Miranda you might want the hoverboard because it’s new and no one has ridden it (besides testers like Tony Hawk). “I want to get a hoverboard because I want to fly like an eagle,” says Miranda, a person in her twenties, “but I don’t want to pay $10,000 for a hoverboard because I could use that money to buy a new car which is more useful, since it can take me to more places than a hoverboard.”
“No I don’t want to ride a hoverboard, because I can’t even ride a skateboard,” says Jason Cazarez who is in fourth grade, “but I think it’s pretty cool that it floats.” In my opinion both of them are correct because it’s cool that it can float, but it would cost a fortune to own. It would also be a waste of money since it can only be used over
In conclusion, I don’t think that Arx Pax, Hendo, and other companies wasted their time making hoverboards because I’m sure that some rich people might buy the hoverboard, so the companies will profit from their invention. One thing’s for sure: I’m not going to buy one anytime soon. Will you?!