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Guy Spotted Zipping Through Streets On Real-Life Hoverboard Worth $20,000

by : Niamh Shackleton on : 26 Apr 2021 08:39
Guy Spotted Zipping Through Streets On Real-Life Hoverboard Worth $20,000BuitengebiedenB/Twitter

A man has been spotted flying around on a real-life hoverboard thought to be worth a whopping $20,000.

It’s been a fair few years since Back To The Future and Marty McFly made us all desperate for a hoverboard, and it appears that time may now be here.

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In the video, which was shared on Twitter on Saturday, April 24, the guy operating the hoverboard can be seen wearing a helmet – safety first and all that – while flying around at what looks to be at least a couple of metres off the ground.

It’s believed the hoverboard in question was developed by Omni Hoverboards, a Canada-based company that describes itself as being ‘dedicated to propeller-based hoverboards’.

Adding to the impressiveness of the futuristic product, Omni Hoverboards has broken world records for its inventions – according to its website, the mark-1 prototype achieved a Guinness World Record by travelling a total distance of 275.9m. Guinness described it as a ‘truly a mesmerizing and incredible feat in the world of engineering and transportation’.

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The video has since accumulated almost 16,000 likes, with many people commenting their amazement.

One person said, ‘Back to the future came true,’ while someone else joked, ‘I’m going Green and just using gravity.’

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Meanwhile, someone else commented, ‘I don’t even trust people to drive a car safely. If these are widespread I’ll stop going outside,’ as another Twitter user said, ‘Like AZ drivers aren’t bad enough, now I gotta look out for this sh*t.’

While the hoverboards are undeniably pretty cool, I don’t think we’ll be seeing too many of them on the streets yet while they’re priced at more than your average car…

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Niamh Shackleton

Niamh Shackleton is a pint sized person and journalist at UNILAD. After studying Multimedia Journalism at the University of Salford, she did a year at Caters News Agency as a features writer in Birmingham before deciding that Manchester is (arguably) one of the best places in the world, and therefore moved back up north. She's also UNILAD's unofficial crazy animal lady.

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