We got to ride the improved Hendo 2.0 hoverboardThe Hendo 2.0 is the second hoverboard from startup Arx Pax and was designed with a little help from professional skateboarder Tony Hawk. It boasts better battery life and improved rider control, but don't expect to go zipping around like Marty McFly...
[MUSIC] We paid a visit to the [UNKNOWN] hoverboard testing facility in Los Gatos California, to check out their latest hoverboard, the Hendo 2.0. The Hendo 2.0 is Hendo's second generation hoverboard, and was designed with the help of Tony Hawk, who wanted to mount a real skateboard Deck on top. The hoverboard floats on top of powerful hover engines, which create a magnetic field under the board, which is known as the magnetic field architecture. The Hendo 2.0 is quieter than its predecessor the Hendo 1.0, has improved rider control, and longer battery life. The Hendo 2.0 was released on Back to The Future day, October 21st, 2015. The Hendo 1.0 is the original Hendo hoverboard from [UNKNOWN] and contains four first generation hover engines designed by the company. The Hendo 1.0 can hover up to 550 pounds, and has been ridden by a famous sumo wrestler and legendary astronaut, Buzz Aldrin. [MUSIC] The hindo one point was introduced to the world on kick starter on october twenty first two thousand fourteen. Now riding the hover board is difficult, they are heavy and they are hard to control, and the area we had to ride them in was very small. So we were pretty limited in our movements. The hoverboards also require a conductive surface in order to create a powerful magnetic field under the board to get it off the ground. Arks Packs showed us there updated Whitebox+ developers kit, which helped illustrate how the hoverboard technology may be controlled in the future. These small boxes contain smaller hover engines And with the help of a radio controller, you can tilt the engines to different angles, which propel the Whitebox Plus forward in any given direction. I imagine in the future a hoverboard rider would simply hold a small Nintendo Wii-like controller in his or her hand, and steer the hoverboard more easily You can read more about the Hendo Hoverboard and the other cool things Arcpack is working on, like Elon Musk's Hyperloop demonstration, in the CNET article.