So it's the year 2013 just about, and we don't have hover-boards yet. I'm just as bummed as you. But there's great news, because at least we have Boosted Boards!!
This kick-ass project got kick-started with $450,000+
and my buddy Garry Tan
over at Y Combinator
got me an intro after I rode his beta-model. I'm such a fan...
Here's me riding the new model, Garry will be so jealous I got to ride it first! These long boards have the goods to hit 20+ mph up hill!!! If the limiters were off they could hit 60mph, but I felt really safe on this thing. It's so smooth and easy to drive... I haven't skateboarded in over a decade and look how easy I make it look!
Meeting Sanjay (CEO) and his co-founders Matthew and John plus other members of the team solidified this project for me. These guys are super bright, 110% dedicated and working their fingers to the bone on this project. It's the ultimate gig; innovation, engineering, tangible design, incredibly fun! When SGonzalez
and I left we were buzzing for the rest of the week.
That night, I dreamed of the feeling of being on that board... something that only happens to me when I ski, or snorkel. It's exhilarating!
I've set up the boosted boards
team with beta DreamUp.com
accounts... if any of you make it in to the private beta version of the platform, look for commission work from these guys and you'll be a part of a really great project!
Also, while there... we met the DOUBLE ROBOTICS
team who are building The Double.
The Double is a "telepresence robot" allowing you to remotely move around a space anywhere in the world with a gyroscoped bot you can drive around! As shown below, people can see your face and talk to you! Something like an RC Skype-Bot! They're still $2g's but... the company is young so hopefully the price will come down!
Have a great weekend