The future is now, people. Watch as Franky Zapata crushes the hoverboard flight world record in style, gliding quay to quay along the French coastline like some benign version of the Green Goblin. We'd say don't try this at home, but you probably can't anyway.
Colin Furze is a maniac. We all know that. But his latest creation—a homemade hoverbike that he likens to flying a human blender—is by far his craziest yet. Climb aboard and check it out.
Snowball fights are an eternal rite of passage for kids above the Mason Dixon line, but this dude just went ahead and shattered that age-old paradigm, retro-fitting a leaf blower in order to create an honest-to-goodness snowball machine gun. There goes the neighborhood, indeed.
If you saw Lexus's hoverboard last year and thought, "man, if only I could have one of those?" Well, then join the party. Thankfully, ArcaBoard is kicking off 2016 with exactly that premise in mind, hoping to produce hoverboards for private consumers everywhere. Boasting 272 horsepower and 203,000 watts of electric power, the makers of ArcaBoard are calling it the "lightest personal vehicle ever created", but there is one catch: If you want to cop yourself one of these bad boys, you're going to need pony up nearly $20,000. Needless to say, these are not for everyone...yet.
If you've never heard of Colin Furze, here's your crash course. A crazy Brit with a penchant for building wild machines out of mundane, everyday objects. Furze is one of the internet's foremost DIY personalities and for good reason. Just check out his latest invention—a 125cc drift trike capable of hitting 50 mph—and you're bound to see what we mean.
We've offered up a sneak peek of jet-powered surf boards before, but trust us, this is the most extensive—and awesome—look yet. To quote the great Doc Brown, where we're going, we don't need waves.
When Lexus claimed they had cracked the hoverboard code earlier this summer, we were more than a little skeptical. But now it's time for our heaping helping of humble pie, with the luxury automaker unveiling the first actual hoverboard action edit since a couple of asteroids collided, exploded, and fused into the giant hunk of steaming space rock we now call earth. Needless to say, we are out of words, thoughts, and sounds when it comes to this one, so we'll shut it up and check it out for yourself.
Leave it to the French to invent an off-road machine that attacks rocks, hills, and other assorted craziness with all the tenacity of pouring a second glass of Chardonnay before bed. With that said, however, we have to admit that while we prefer our mud-slingers big, brash, and almost embarrassingly American, Swincar's Spider Electric 2 does look pretty wild. If you're looking something a little different, then this one is for you.
Don't forget the water wings