LEXUS teases its own tangible hoverboard prototype 'slide' (UPDATE)
LEXUS teases its own tangible hoverboard prototype 'slide' (UPDATE)
jun 24, 2015

LEXUS teases its own tangible hoverboard prototype 'slide' (UPDATE)

LEXUS teases its own hoverboard prototype ‘slide’
all images courtesy of lexus





Updated: July 16, 2015:

LEXUS’s hoverboard turns out to be more interesting each week. the board will only lift off of surfaces that are magnetic, which means traditional concrete skateparks won’t work. check out the video below featuring professional skateboarder ross mcgouran. 


video courtesy of LEXUS




several companies have drawn on hovercraft technology to attempt and create hoverboard like products but none have demonstrated similar experiences to those depicted in films like ‘back to the futures 2’. japanese luxury car maker LEXUS has just teased the world with their hoverboard concept named simply, ‘slide’. the board uses magnetic levitation to achieve frictionless movement, and uses liquid nitrogen to cool the superconductors and permanent magnets. 

video courtesy of LEXUS





the ‘slide’ also features the LEXUS spindle shaped logo and is finished in bamboo wood. the endeavor is coming from the brand’s own ‘amazing in motion‘ department, which innovates through unique designs, technology and creativity. Lexus will be updating the public every week with new photographs and videos. stay tuned to designboom for more about the ‘slide’ and take a look at our other articles of other popular hoverboards like the ‘hendo’ or the experimental project created by ryan craven

the vapor is the liquid nitrogen that cools the magnets


bamboo wood accents


the board uses magnetic levitation 


  • those who have a minimum of knowledge of physics knows that the magnetic levitation to work needs a counter support to develop enough force to overcome gravity, see levitation monorail trains, or even more simply two opposing magnets (a magnet alone it does nothing unless it is put against another magnet, certainly not against cement / asphalt / water). then it is scientifically impossible to develop a magnetic field like that with only one pole regardless of the ground / floor, because this does not represent any counter-pole captive as the first type of repulsion, and also was eligible bullshit like that, always depend the type of floor, from the quantity of iron and the orientation of the electrons in it and by the density, too many variables impossible to estimate and to find in real life. The only type of anti-gravity of the kind is based on mechanical, non-magnetic, that is, the air bearing and is the principle of the hovercraft.

    Tips for the “scientists” to work:
    Should devise a mobile system where there is both a pole magnetized is a system capable of directing the electrons in the ground below, and then to turn the area underlying all’hoverboard as against a temporary magnet, also to compensate for different types of floor and the weight of the person to be supported (each time different) there should be a computer capable of compensating these Delta and reconfigure continuously the intensity of the magnetic field to ensure the constant distance from the ground …. IMPOSSIBLE, the energies in play would be crazy … temporarily transform the asphalt in magnet …

    magnetic levitation independent of any ground support is impossible unless it exploits mechanical force wind

    marquito D

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