Watch: Christopher Lloyd Gives Tony Hawk the First Real Hoverboard
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.
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.