21/10/2013 13:12 BST | Updated 21/12/2013 10:12 GMT

Zboard 'Hoverboard' Edition Will Take You Back To The Future (VIDEO)

As devastating as it sounds, we're now just two years away from the date to which Marty McFly travelled forwards in Back To The Future Part 2.

And no, we still don't have giant three-dimensional shark holograms, flying cars or a retro-themed diner with Gorbachev Goulash on the menu.

But what we do have - kinda - is a hoverboard, thanks to ZBoard, makers of an electric weight-sensing skateboard that now comes in a very special nostalgia edition - with Michael J. Fox's personal blessing.

The ZBoard 'Hoverboard' edition is a limited run version of the classic Mattel-pink skateboard from the classic movie. It comes with all the gadgetry inside a normal Zboard, including the ability to travel up to 20 miles, at 18mph, but with extra-special graphics to make it feel like you're hovering, when you're actually just rolling.

The profits for the sale of each of the 25 boards will go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, and will cost you $1,500 via Indiegogo. Another 50 decks that can be fitted to an existing Zboard are also available, and will cost $200.


The team at Zboard say of the special edition:

From early in the development of the ZBoard, people often compared it to the Hoverboard from Back to the Future Part II. Its hands-free operation has inspired freedom and fun for friends, customers, viewers, and kids at heart of all ages all around the world. Although the ZBoard doesn’t truly “hover”, it does give the feeling and thrill of floating over the ground as you surf the sidewalks to your destination.

To celebrate Back to the Future Day this October 21st, we are excited to announce the ZBoard Hoverboard, a limited edition electric skateboard inspired by the Hoverboard in the 1989 movie.

With this model, we’re embracing our inner movie nerd, while doing what we can to support a great cause. Proceeds from this model will be donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, in honor of his tireless work as an advocate for those living with the debilitating neurological disorder, and of course, for his performance as Marty McFly.

Check out the video above, and if you fancy it head over to IndieGoGo and pick one up. Or you know just wait two years - we'll have definitely cracked hover technology by then.