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Tony Hawk tries the Hoverboard

The Funny or Die HUVr Hoverboard was a hoax. Here’s the REAL one, the Hendo. Floating an inch or so above a copper floor.

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the hoverboard is real

Sean Hollister:

I stepped onto a glorified piece of plywood equipped with eighty pounds of batteries and electromagnets… and glided effortlessly across the ground. Ladies and gentlemen, the hoverboard is real.

… Yes, the batteries drain after a few minutes

And yes, it only floats above non-ferrous, highly conductive surfaces like copper or aluminum, since it works by rapidly electro-magnetizing the surfaces beneath it to actually lift off the ground. You won’t be able to take this on the pavement, or really anywhere outside of its testing grounds.

But when I stepped onto the floating board and felt it effortlessly resist my 200-pound frame—without even trying to slip out from under my feet, I might add—I was filled with joy. …

Where is all of this going?

Good question, because the answer isn’t quite clear. Most immediately, the company intends to ship a few working $10,000 hoverboards and quite a few $300 and $900 Whiteboxes one year from now, on October 21st, 2015. (Yes, that’s the day Marty McFly goes back to the future.) …

Gizmodo – The Hoverboard Is Real, and I Rode It


Freerunning Europe

An entertaining edit.

… England to Italy, stopping in Germany and Switzerland …

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Thanks Vadim.

Onewheel electric skateboard

The future belongs to the Onewheel—a one-wheeled electric skateboard that’s self-balancing and battery-powered.

The rider leans forward to accelerate, back to slow down, and side-to-side to turn. The skateboard can reach speeds up to 12 mph, and has a range of up to six miles. And if you invest in the “ultra charger,” you can charge the Onewheel in less than 30 minutes. (The standard charger takes about two hours.)

… The company estimates the product will ship this December.

Pre-order for $1,499 (includes ultra charger)

Outside Online

Onewheel :: The Self-balancing electric skateboard from Onewheel HQ on Vimeo.

… What?

You wanted a true “hover board“?

Here’s the closest they’ve come to that, so far.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. (2011)

The MagSurf is a levitating skateboard based on the principles of superconductors. It was built by scientists and students in the Laboratoire Matériaux et Phénomènes Quantiques at Paris Diderot University.

(via Boing Boing)

best flyboard video yet

Back and double back somersaults.

It’s a good day to fly.

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Festival International des Sports Extrèmes

The FISE World Montpellier is the first stop of the first international extreme sports tour FISE World Series. …

… travel around the world with 4 amazing events. Montpellier in France will be the first one, then Andorra on June 27-29, Malaysia on September 4-7 and China on October 24-26.

Click PLAY or watch Montpellier highlights on YouTube.

Action sports seem to do a much better job than acrobatic sports at drawing sponsors and an audience.

(via Cirque’s Stacy Clark)

HUVr Hoverboard a hoax

Have you seen this?

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If only it was real.

Tony Hawk:

I was recently invited to participate in a prank video “revealing” the reality of -. It seemed harmless and fun, but the video spread and it was wildly misleading. This was not a promotion for a new movie or -, nor did I get paid …

related – HUVr Tech ‘Real Hoverboard’ Is a Hoax: Top 10 Facts You Need to Know

best of the web 2013

This tightly edited montage includes some of the best acrobatic clips of the year.

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Here’s the list of 187 videos used for this compilation.

jumping subway tracks

Here’s a bad idea.


… Adding to the danger of the already wildly dangerous shoot, Koki was jumping TOWARD the third rail.

“People online have been saying he should’ve come from the other side, so he wasn’t going toward the third rail, but it would have been impossible,” Ying explained to Daily Intel. “We had scouted the subway pretty well. This spot is probably the only one where that was doable.”

According to the NYC Transit Rules of Conduct, it’s a violation just to STAND on a skateboard on the subway. And considering the rather frequent subway fatalities, we wouldn’t recommend any amateur skateboarders try this out anytime soon. …


Dvora Meyers is pretty sure she could clear those tracks, too. :-)

People are awesome 2013

I’m a sucker for these videos. It’s a guilty pleasure.

There are a number of acrobatic stunts I’ve never seen before in this edit.

The highlight for me is the very last stunt. So simple. So terrifying.

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tracking device for action sports

surfers, skateboarders (or skiers/snowboarders) won’t be feeling so left out of the tracking trend if this Kickstarter campaign hits its funding goal. Trace is a monitoring device for action sports practitioners to catch data on every wave, turn, flip, landing and so on — and a corresponding app so they track their performance and see how they rank against others. …


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Those guys raised more than the $150,000 start-up money they needed. Looks like it’s going to be made commercially available by February 2014.

Jess from GymCastic linked to this. And asks whether we should be testing it with Parkour, Trampoline, Gymnastics, etc.

Leave a comment if you’ve used Trace or anything similar.

Bob Burnquist’s “Dreamland”

Monster viral video.

Wait for the chopper drop at 6min 40sec.

Bob Burnquist is still innovating. In his new webisode series, Burnquist grants his fans exclusive access to the private domain in which so many of his contributions to skateboarding were born, his backyard in Southern California, better known as “Dreamland.”

… with never-before-seen footage.

And, the Hip. Yes, he added a Hip feature onto his personal MegaRamp. A Hip that starts up on a hill and sends him across a 15-foot gap into the 25-foot quarterpipe. You know, something mellow. …

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Can you jump a curb on a skateboard?

I can’t

Burnquist is from Brazil. He should preform at the 2016 Olympics. :-)

WIN a week at Woodward

Sunoco is offering a free scholarship for one lucky kid and three of their friends to attend Camp Woodward, a high tech action sports camp, for one week this summer.

To win the scholarship, kids ages 7-17 can submit a video about how they are fueled by their friends to become the best they can be. Once they post their video to Instagram, Vine or Tout with both of these hashtags: #FueledbySunoco AND #CampWoodward they’re entered to win!

Camp Woodward offers unique camping covering many specialties including gymnastics, cheerleading, skateboarding, bmx, inline skating, snowboarding & skiing and digital media.

The contest is only for a short time – the deadline to post videos is July 17th

full details on the contest