Tony Hawk apologizes for lying about hoverboards

For The Win

Earlier this week, we brought you news of a lovely viral video showing one group’s vision for a hoverboard.

It was awesome: It autobalanced so that users couldn’t fall off. Tony Hawk was there. There was an app to chart a course around town.

But because science hasn’t advanced that far and sometimes life just isn’t fair, Hawk confirmed that it was all fake in a video released on Wednesday.

“I wanted to believe it as much as you did,” said the pro skateboarder. “But to me it was just a fun opportunity to ride a DeLorean with Doc and to actually ride on the stunt harness they used back in Back to the Future II.”


“So I’m sorry for misleading everyone again,” he added. “And I wish as much as you do that hoverboards were real and I’m sure that one day they will be. But until then, we…

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