Hoverboards of the Future
Hoverboards have become a sensation in the world of roller coasters, skateboarding, snowboarding, inline skating, and inline skating racing. They have been used in extreme sports for years as a way to surf, hang gliding and free-fall without the risk of falling. Even more amazingly, they are the brainchild of a daredevil who created a” hoverboard” while flying a stunt airplane in the early 1980’s. The idea was to use the momentum of the craft he was flying to create a balance as he glided across the water. In doing this he would be able to get a unique stunt double – a horizontal board and a vertical one – and launch from almost any direction at all. It was something completely new and exhilarating.
While many companies have come out with hoverboards for sale, the first to popularize the product were the Swiss company La Linx. They released the Hyper Skidboard in 2020. The Swiss army also used them for many years as a means of transportation on their military bases. Since then there have been other companies trying to create hoverboards that are better suited for younger audiences. One of the first that focused on younger consumers is Cybex.
Hoverboards come with two main components; the deck which holds the tires and the main body that fit onto a table or desk. The wheels are adjustable and change the direction of the rider’s board by tilting the wheels back and forth. Once the wheels are turned, the rider is propelled forward. The hoverboard is propelled along on two small wheels that allow it to move along at up to two miles per hour. Many riders feel that Hoverboards look and feel like skateboards, but they weigh about half a ton less.
Hoverboard technology got its start in 2020 when two entrepreneurs decided to incorporate these lightweight but highly maneuverable devices into a sports product. They began working with Nike and began designing hoverboards that using soft foam material and fabric wraps to provide stability. The first hoverboards to be sold did not have built-in wheels. Instead, the rider held onto the board with both hands and spun around on four spinning wheels. Hoverboards of this era featured black wheels, but the colors have since been changed to be more modern.
Currently, there are hoverboards that come with built-in wheels and are only two pounds in weight. There are also those that feature a safety governor, which is similar to a throttle that allows the rider to increase the speed of the board according to their desired speed. These devices still fall under the category of sport and are not designed for use by those with special needs.
Those looking for performance will find a variety of hoverboards with built-in footpads and left footpads. Left footpads act as an accelerator on a skateboard while left footpads provide brakes. Hoverboards with both footpads are referred to as a “dual footpad.” Typically, they are found on indoor skateboards made for beginners.
Hoverboards of the future will most likely incorporate the same controls that hoverboards of the present do. Skateboarders of the future will be able to accelerate and decelerate their boards like present hoverboards. They may even be able to bend their boards in ways not possible today. But, with the advent of new technology, it appears as though hoverboards of the future will remain similar to those of today – for the most part.
Hoverboards of the future will most likely include a battery for power and possibly some type of self-sticking polymer foam. As hoverboards become more popular, companies will begin to add them to their product lines in a variety of different sizes and styles. They may even offer them in colors to better suit the consumers. Hoverboards of the future should prove to be a truly remarkable addition to society. To get your hoverboard check out Top New Motorcycles today.