Now that the word ‘hoverboard’ has been misappopriated by underwhelming pseudo-segways, perhaps its time to turn to the hoverbike instead.
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The surprising part? It actually works pretty well, and looks really fun to ride. Well, aside from the constant fear of chopping off a limb or two.
There’s no real steering mechanism other than shifting your own body weight, but that seemed to be enough for Furze to ride the device for a few seconds at a time – albeit after much practicing.
Furze started building the hoverbike earlier in April in response to Ford’s Unlearn marketing campaign. It’s worth watching the full four-part series to see all the iterations of the project.
Don’t expect to be able to buy your own hoverbike anytime soon, but excuse me as I go buy some propellers.