Back to the Future is one of the classic films of my generation. And the hoverboard featured in Back to the Future II and Back to the Future III is perhaps the item in those movies that most fans would wish were real… aside from the time-traveling DeLorean, of course. I wanted one of those so badly as a child.
Unfortunately, I’m not here to announce that an actual hoverboard like that is now on the market. However, ZBoard has created an electric skateboard designed like the Back to the Future hoverboard that you can now get on Kickstarter. Only 25 are available. The funding received through the Kickstarter campaign will actually go to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Foundation. So, the $1,500 price tag on these electric skateboards is morally justified.
If you pledge enough for one of the ZBoard Hoverboards, your pink masterpiece should arrive in December 2013.
For much smaller pledges, you can get a ZBoard t-shirt ($30), hoverboard grid tape ($75), or a ZBoard hoverboard deck ($200).
Back to the ZBoard hoverboard…
The Kickstarter page notes that, “the ZBoard Hoverboard runs on a 20 Ah Lithium battery. And though it can’t hit 88 mph or take you back in time, the ZBoard Hoverboard is still plenty capable of taking you where you need to go.”
Notably, the hoverboard is also very green.
Though the board is capable of high speeds, the throttle is totally variable. Lean forward a little bit to go walking speed, and lean a little bit more to hit the top speed of 18 mph.
The ZBoard is also equipped with regenerative braking, which make it safe to ride down hills and helps it get a carbon footprint equivalent to 1500 miles per gallon.
Here are some specs and pics:
For more pics, more info, or to pledge some 2013 money, click on over to the Kickstarter page.
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