Engineers are now designing the skateboards of the Future. The skateboards will really be flying hover-boards and much like the Hollywood Movie Back to the Future II, with Michael J. Fox and Biff. One interesting dilemma for these designers is should these skateboards have wheels at all – With or No Wheels – should they have Landing Gear Retraction?
Remember wheels on the ground cause friction and that means they are slower, less maneuverable and less fun. The "Back to The Future" movie was cool and Sci-Fi usually is. It seems there will be some intermediate skateboards which do some of both; Hover Board Combos.
The rider will provide the propaganda and be in charge of Steering and Control, but the board will fly and this means softer landing, more air off the ramps and new tricks that have never even been thought of. Much of engineers and designer's challenges of building the future skateboards or hover boards have to due with the Materials used and their Weight.
All this is changing thanks to new space age composites and materials such as Carbon Nano-Tube Construction. You can expect the skateboards to be light, thin and very fast, yes so light and fast that they fly even with an advanced rider like yourself on top. Can you say See Ya, because we are talking about some serious air!
The question comes to mind, can you handle the new hoverboards of the future. This is not your fathers skateboard, this is the future and it is coming fast so be ready for action. No wimps allowed, advanced riders only need apply.
Source by Lance Winslow