"Like floating on air" - A pro skateboarder tests the new Lexus Hoverboard

Pro skater Ross McGouran shares his amazement in this new teaser video.

July 20, 2015

No matter how many times we've been disappointed by new products promising then failing to bring Back to the Future into the real world, when someone says the word "hoverboard", it's difficult not to get overexcited.

The latest company aiming to fulfill the dreams of every man's inner child is luxury carmaker Lexus. And if the video above is anything to go by, it looks like they are pretty serious about it.

As you can see, so far everything is very hush-hush, with Lexus only releasing tantalising snippets of the Hoverboard and, crucially, still not showing the board being used.

For now we have to be content with the words of professional skateboarder Ross McGouran, who Lexus describes as a 'Hoverboard Test Rider'. "It's never been done before," he says. "There's no friction underneath you at all... it is actually floating on air."

Stop teasing please, Lexus!