In the movie, Marty McFly travels in a DeLorean time machine, and lands in futuristic Hill Valley on October 21, 2015. McFly uses a hoverboard from that time so he can escape from Griff and his gang of thugs.
“It’s been an amazing year,” says CEO and co-founder Greg Henderson.
This Wednesday, the company will ship 10 Hendo 2.0 boards to customers who paid $10,000 each through the company’s Kickstarter campaign, which apparently raised $510,590.
The Hendo 2.0 will feature quiet hover engines compared to the first prototype. Pro skateboard legend Tony Hawk also worked with Arx Pax to improve the hoverboard.
Hawk suggested using a smaller, skateboard-style deck, which gives riders the same foothold as on a regular skateboard,” says Henderson.
Also, the Hendon 2.0 uses skateboard-style mounts for the hover engines below. The adjustments give riders a more balanced, intuitive skateboard-style control over the hoverboard.
Henderson tells the San Francisco Chronicle that he’s in discussion with companies from New Zealand and England who want hoverboard-riding attractions.
“One (company) would let hoverboard riders sit and glide down a fast track,” Henderson says. “Who knows whatever sports people are going to come up with. It could be a new extreme sport.”