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Watch: Christopher Lloyd Gives Tony Hawk the First Real Hoverboard

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March 4, 2014
Source: HUVr Tech

HUVr Tech

It's almost 2015, which means science needs to move fast if we're going to get hoverboards by the time Back to the Future Part II said we were going to have them. However, a comedy called HUVr Tech claims to have discovered the key to anti-gravity. And while that would normally be something so important in the world of science that all news outlets would be reporting it around the world, the first we're hearing of this advancement comes from a commercial promoting the first real hoverboard, and Christopher Lloyd was on hand to present Tony Hawk with one of the first. We can't believe we're seeing this in our lifetime.

Here's the commercial for HUVr Tech's hoverboard from YouTube: (via SlashFilm):

All right, so it's not a real hoverboard, but this skateboarding-esque commercial for the fake HUVr Tech board is pretty damn cool. Someone spent a lot of money to gather Lloyd, Hawk and other random people like Moby and Terrell Owens to test out the board and hype up this amazing piece of technology. I can't help but think that the money spent on this faux advertisement would have been better spent developing an actual hoverboard. But at the very least, the custom board that Tony Hawk gets is pretty damn sweet, and I wouldn't mind having it alongside my Back to the Future Part II hoverboard from Matty Collector. Cool?

UPDATE: As everyone should have surmised, the video was fake. Here's a follow-up from Funny or Die:

But did anyone really believe hoverboards were real because of this? We certainly hope not.

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  • Jon Smith
  • JaninthePan
    It's by Funny or Die. They did a pretty good job with that video.
    • http://www.firstshowing.net/ Ethan Anderton
      What makes you say this is from Funny or Die? It's not on their website, and there's nothing else online linking them to the video. Also, it's not funny.
      • avconsumer2
        (...and I didn't die.)
      • thisfits
        The main "scientist" looks an awful lot like this actor: http://nelsoncheng.com/
      • JaninthePan
        I say it's Funny or Die because the stylist Lauren Biedenharn listed it as such on her resume here: http://laurenbiedenharn.4ormat.com/11872-resume. The little minx deleted it after I found it this a.m.,but I took a screenshot and posted it here:
        • http://www.firstshowing.net/ Ethan Anderton
          Kudos to you for spotting that before they made the announcement today: http://t.co/WGAfmNBFqd
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7YGEVuJ4mM Carpola
    Nike. Hoverboard. Delorian. Forever on repeat. Forever.
  • TheOct8pus
    We really must be in the future. Look how old Tony Hawk and Christopher Lloyd are!!
    • Jon Odishaw
      Lloyd has more colour in his hair now than he did in the movies
  • SkyNet300
    What was the point of that??
  • http://www.thebiglistofpubs.com/ Bibowski
    Might want to put "real" in the title.
  • Chris McDermid
    Both the Lady mentioned below and the exec have their resumes that they both worked for funny or die. Not to mention why would the real of the discovery of the hoverboard end up with the same architecture as the one in Back to the Future II seems like the prop designers there guessed pretty close to the real deal right.........please.
  • SkyNet300
    Plus Funny or Die videos aren't all funny. Some are rather dry.
  • Doc Brown
    Hey, Doc! Where you goin’ now? Back to the future..? Nope, already been there! http://www.deloreanhire.com http://tinyurl.com/psb282g
  • shane willett
    damn, some people may think this is real, it's because Google Glass isn't out at consumer friendly prices, when that happens show me this video again, I may believe.
  • Sean
    Christopher Lloyd's emotion in this video is proof that this video is not a fake, and the hover board in the video is 100% percent real. I just thought I'd mention that to anyone on here who thinks or believes it isn't real.
  • Danny
    if that would be made in japan, I probably would it believe everything.. But we r in America, when it comes to technology we're completely off! lol.. Misdirection. What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes. Maybe in 200 years.
  • Archie Loper
    Absolute junk!!!

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