$19,000 Hoverboard You Ride Can For Five Minutes At A Time

by Ray Figgs

$19,000 Hoverboard You Ride Can For Five Minutes At A Time

$19,000 Hoverboard You Ride Can For Five Minutes At A Time

So imagine you go to Modells, get yourself a cool "Swagway" hover board. You just know you're the man when you step outside with your new hoverboard. Then your homie pulls up in a $19,000 hoverboard, what do you do? Lol. Well this scenario is highly unlikely, but what is likely is the fact that the hoverboard craze has only just begun. Check out this hoverboard by Acara and peep the details below for more insight!

The Making of ArcaBoard from ARCA on Vimeo.


The ArcaBoard is massive, which is exactly what is required of a device that will transport humans to the peak of laziness, but also has a shot at being a fully realized hoverboard.

The device uses 35 high-power electric ducted fans with a maximum thrust of 430 lbs. It also pairs with a smartphone app to let you steer via a built-in stabilization system, or you can turn that off and steer with your body.

Arca Space Corporation has experience working on stratospheric rockets and balloons with the European Space Agency and the Romanian government, and has since developed other flying objects like drones, according to GizMag. In other words, these people are total aerospace geeks.

Which explains why nobody is over-selling the ArcaBoard, by any means. The specs for this thing are weak, at best, with a top speed of 12.5 mph and a battery life of six minutes for a lighter rider. Folks who weigh more than 240lbs will only get about three minutes cruising.


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