Ou! Tony Hawk Rides World’s First Real Hoverboard!

Check out the skateboarding veteran Tony Hawk riding the world’s first real hoverboard. Watch below.

Hendo introduced the world’s first REAL hoverboard and hover developer kit via their Kickstarter campaign.

Dave Carnie, who revealed the video in this article commented:

I rode a hoverboard with Tony Hawk.

I’ve been saying that a lot lately. Out loud. At all kinds of inopportune moments. Like, “Hey, sorry I didn’t get back to you—I was busy because I WAS RIDING A HOVERBOARD WITH TONY HAWK.” Or, “Ketchup? Oh yeah, that reminds of this time I WAS RIDING A HOVERBOARD WITH TONY HAWK.” Total dick.

But I really did ride a hoverboard with Tony Hawk. A totally real, not fake, working hoverboard. This isn’t any of thatFunny or Die bullshit. It’s real. The folks at Arx Pax dropped a press release and a video in October claiming that they have developed the technology to make shit hover. At the time, I interviewed the company’s founders, Greg and Jill Henderson, and at the end of our interview they invited me up to their lab in Los Gatos, Calif. to ride the hoverboard myself.

I really like Greg and Jill, and I’m moved by their passion for hover technology, but I politely thanked them and made no plans to take them up on their offer. I’m lazy. But then I saw that Tony had reposted their video on his Instagram feed.

“Hey Tony,” I said in an email. “Wanna go ride the thing?”

“Let’s go” was his response.

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