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Using magnets to suspend a board isn't a hover board.....its just a board hovering on magnetic fields. This is in no way shape or form a "Step in the right direction" and hardly could be called any "progress" or "research". It's a cool novelty piece but for anything remotely close to what a hoverboard would be, this article is laughable at best.
    
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^ I disagree, in theory a magnetically plated skatepark, and a hoverboard with a powerful enough electromagnet, it could be possible. just because you cant ride the hoverboard down a normal "non-magnetic" street doesnt make it less of a hoverboard.. its like saying that a snowboard isnt a snowboard because there isn't snow everywhere.
Edited by HK_47 - 7/29/12 at 4:29pm
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Using magnets to suspend a board isn't a hover board.....its just a board hovering on magnetic fields.

Isn't that a hoverboard?
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Using magnets to suspend a board isn't a hover board.....its just a board hovering on magnetic fields.

Isn't that a hoverboard?

Uhm no. It's just a "Board" that's just hovering. Magnets, how do they work?
    
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Uhm no. It's just a "Board" that's just hovering. Magnets, how do they work?
Isn't That a Hoverboard?
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^ I disagree, in theory a magnetically plated skatepark, and a hoverboard with a powerful enough electromagnet, it could be possible.
Problem! As someone who skates, I rely on the board traveling in straight lines thanks to the wheels only spinning in one direction (backwards or forwards).
If we got a magnetic skatepark going, a hoverboard would constantly keep slipping out from under my legs and trying to zip off in random directions. There would be no way to perform quick controlled turns or braking. There would be no feedback from the ground and skaters kinda *rely* on feedback/resistance to control our 4-wheeled planks of wood tongue.gif

So even if mankind managed to devise a "TRUE" anti-gravity hoverboard, it would be nothing short of painful to ride. Even if you could make Marty McFly's hoverboard a reality, trying to ride that thing like a normal skateboard (one foot on the board, the other pushing off the ground) simply wouldn't work. It would almost immediately slip off to the right or left.....and it wouldn't stop until it broke some poor bystanders' ankles. Yes, that pretty much means Marty McFly (and the rest of the gang from the future) were all some sort of was some kind of inhuman skating geniuses to be able to control those things.

Necessity is the mother of all invention, and the "necessity" part simply doesn't exist for a hoverboard frown.gif
Edited by Tippy - 7/29/12 at 5:20pm
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It's a step in the right direction, and just because it currently only can take 5lbs doesn't make it a fail.

A step in the right direction? What, you think they're going to line the streets with magnets just so people can use hoverboards? They could implement it in very local, specialized areas, but that's nowhere near the technology depicted in Back to the Future II.
Edited by Dradus - 7/29/12 at 5:22pm
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Problem! As someone who skates, I rely on the board traveling in straight lines thanks to the wheels only spinning in one direction (backwards or forwards).
If we got a magnetic skatepark going, a hoverboard would constantly keep slipping out from under my legs and trying to zip off in random directions. There would be no way to perform quick controlled turns or braking. There would be no feedback from the ground and skaters kinda *rely* on feedback/resistance to control our 4-wheeled planks of wood tongue.gif
So even if mankind managed to devise a "TRUE" anti-gravity hoverboard, it would be nothing short of painful to ride. Even if you could make Marty McFly's hoverboard a reality, trying to ride that thing like a normal skateboard (one foot on the board, the other pushing off the ground) simply wouldn't work. It would almost immediately shoot off to the right or left (and break some poor bystanders' ankles tongue.gif).

well seeing as the board is magnetic, why would you ever need to take your feet off it? yeah it doesn't have wheels, but I assume you would just lean in a direction and the magnetic field would cause the board to gain inertia, lean in the other direction and the board would slow down, as for turning, it would be like snowboarding on a magnetic current, you could essentially "carve" through the feild, with your feet attached to the board.
Edited by HK_47 - 7/29/12 at 5:21pm
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Isn't that a hoverboard?

Only in the same way that a person who browses the web is a web browser.
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Only in the same way that a person who browses the web is a web browser.

Or perhaps the adjectives describe different things? teaching.gif
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