Hoverboard

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.

The Lexus hoverboard is the action sports story of the year thus far. You've seen it. So have your parents, and probably your grandparents too. It's everywhere—inescapable—and yet the genesis has raised more questions than it has answered. With this behind-the-scenes look, however, Lexus—with the help of the scientists and skaters involved—certainly sheds some more light on the making of this potentially game-changing gadget. Welcome to the future, everyone.

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.

Watch as "Mr. Hoverboard" takes his homemade hoverboard for a test run

Well people, it looks like we made it. October 21st, 2015, the day Marty McFly arrived in a tinfoil jumpsuit-clad future in Robert Zemeckis’s campy blockbuster sequel, Back to the Future II. To celebrate that achievement—as well as what has since been branded “Back To The Future Day” by merch-shilling retail outlets across the globe—we gather here today to do just what Marty did back in ’85: Get a sneak peak at what our world might look like in three decade’s time. So join us as we fire up the flux capacitor and take a leap into the future of action sports. What we found might just surprise you.