Technically speaking, a hoverboard refers to a levitating board used for personal transportation, with many iterations features in science-fiction. Despite the many attempts at developing a fully-functional hoverboard, there has not been one yet that could be deemed practical for everyday use. Inventor Hunter Kowald tried his hand at one, and despite being functional, it may be years until we see a production version, if at all.
Franky Zapata’s Flyboard Air set a Guinness World Record by traveling 2,252.4-meters, which was previously held by inventor Cătălin Alexandru Duru, who managed to go 275.9-meters. Hunter Kowald’s creation may not be setting any records, but it is capable of lifting up to 500-pounds, thanks to a carbon fiber chassis and industrial grade components. There’s no word yet on if this will go into production nor how much it could cost to get one.
- The Xprit Hoverboard has bright white front LEDs for increased visibility when riding at night to help ensure a safer ride, and its unique high-strength lightweight ABS bumper panel prevents rolling.
- The Xprit Hoverboard has gyroscope and accelerometer sensors, built-in inertial dynamic stabilization system to help you control balance and motion, providing a safe, stable and fun driving experience.
- Li-ion battery: 4.0Ah 25.2V 100.8WH rechargeable battery (certified), fully charged within 2-3 hours. Safeguarded battery case prevents fire and overheating. Driving distance on a full charge: 9 km/6 miles.
I’ll never be able to explain the insane amount of work this took. People told me you can’t break the laws of physics. and well.. after a global effort of custom part manufacturing and plenty spontaneous fires & explosions… watch me dance,” said Kowald on Instagram.