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    Dec 4, 2010, 5:23 AM - BTTF - 'Hovering' Hoverboard from hoverboard.org.uk #1

    ( ... that's 3 hoverboards in the title )

    The delivery man didn't manage to get it to me yesterday, but rather than wait till Monday, I went to get it myself.

    I love it ! Beautifully crafted, and it is rather heavy, just like I expect a skateboard to be, especially one with all the mechanics in it to make it float






    But it had this warning on the wrapping




    NOT TRUE !!! Here, see, it does hover -







    It truly is a wonderful item, and I am so glad I (finally) decided to get this
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    Dec 4, 2010, 8:04 AM - Re: BTTF - 'Hovering' Hoverboard from hoverboard.org.uk #2

    Looks really good but that back kick plate looks a bit too high.Isn't the hoverboard from the films backplate set alot lower?
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    Dec 4, 2010, 8:13 AM - Re: BTTF - 'Hovering' Hoverboard from hoverboard.org.uk #3

    Pitbull said: View Post
    Looks really good but that back kick plate looks a bit too high.Isn't the hoverboard from the films backplate set alot lower?
    there were different vartiations all through the films, but our kick is based on what is actually seen on screen, ie:



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    Dec 4, 2010, 8:24 AM - Re: BTTF - 'Hovering' Hoverboard from hoverboard.org.uk #4

    Yes even in that picture your backplate still seems a bit high up and the board used in that scene is a foam board not plastic as you can see on the front tip of the board in the screencap.I also noticed there's no neon velcro on the board which you can clearly tell in the screencap there is light green velcro not dark green tape.I also don't see the white band underneath the pink furry part on your replica.Your right there are alot of versions of this hoverboard in the film but if your comparing your replica to this screencap to me personally is not accurate.I'm not trying to be mean I'm just saying what i see in comparison.
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    Dec 4, 2010, 8:47 AM - Re: BTTF - 'Hovering' Hoverboard from hoverboard.org.uk #5

    Pitbull said: View Post
    Yes even in that picture your backplate still seems a bit high up and the board used in that scene is a foam board not plastic as you can see on the front tip of the board in the screencap.I also noticed there's no neon velcro on the board which you can clearly tell in the screencap there is light green velcro not dark green tape.I also don't see the white band underneath the pink furry part on your replica.Your right there are alot of versions of this hoverboard in the film but if your comparing your replica to this screencap to me personally is not accurate.I'm not trying to be mean I'm just saying what i see in comparison.
    you can never please everyone.

    none of the props were made from plastic, but we make them that way as it gives a better finish than wood or foam which makes for a much higher quality replica. the board's graphics (and velcro parts) are taken from a stunt board (like the one on profiles' auction) and the kick angle from the image above as this is a very clear shot showing the angle (which when compared to ours is almost spot on to that), obviously the angle photo's are taken at of things with angles makes them look different (steeper or a more gentle slant). As i said though, with the hoverboard, you can never please everyone. if you want to discuss it more (i'm always happy to talk hoverboard) feel free to pm me, as this is Alan's showoff thread, lets not derail it
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    Dec 4, 2010, 9:05 AM - Re: BTTF - 'Hovering' Hoverboard from hoverboard.org.uk #6

    Never seen a hoverbaord being displayed like that.. very cool setup Alan.
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    Dec 4, 2010, 9:12 AM - Re: BTTF - 'Hovering' Hoverboard from hoverboard.org.uk #7

    yeh, I love the way you've displayed it....might have to try that with mine.
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    Dec 4, 2010, 10:37 AM - Re: BTTF - 'Hovering' Hoverboard from hoverboard.org.uk #8

    Can't wait for some xmas mulah to get me one of those boards! Also razorsharp192 told me that for a little extra they could put the green velcro on the board, which I plan on doing.
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    Dec 5, 2010, 12:25 AM - Re: BTTF - 'Hovering' Hoverboard from hoverboard.org.uk #9

    Thanks guys
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    Dec 5, 2010, 7:11 AM - Re: BTTF - 'Hovering' Hoverboard from hoverboard.org.uk #10

    Sweet! I wonder of there is a way to make it float with magnets (that wouldn't cost a fortune, I mean!)
    Like those floating pens or globes...

    You still have to have it tethered somehow of course.
    I love the way you have that one displayed, looks great!

    I don't think I could resist the temptation to stand on it though.
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    Dec 5, 2010, 7:19 AM - Re: BTTF - 'Hovering' Hoverboard from hoverboard.org.uk #11

    There is .... and you still can't

    A Real, Working Hoverboard Exists
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    Dec 5, 2010, 7:57 AM - Re: BTTF - 'Hovering' Hoverboard from hoverboard.org.uk #12

    Man, that was a brilliant way to display it! Perfect!
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    Dec 11, 2010, 2:11 AM - Re: BTTF - 'Hovering' Hoverboard from hoverboard.org.uk #13

    That Is an awesome Display of BTTF Memorabilia
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    Dec 13, 2012, 6:22 PM - Re: BTTF - 'Hovering' Hoverboard from hoverboard.org.uk #14

    Hi Alan. I also have a Hoverboard.org.uk board and am looking to display it like yours but haven't been able to figure out a good way since it is a heavier board. How is your display holding up!? Would you be willing to give away your secret as to how this is connected to the wall? Thank you so much.
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    Dec 14, 2012, 1:18 AM - Re: BTTF - 'Hovering' Hoverboard from hoverboard.org.uk #15

    Holding up well, with lots of weight on it since then



    No secret whatsoever. 2 metal rods from your local ironmonger, 2 holes in the wall, and absolutely nothing else

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    Dec 14, 2012, 1:37 AM - Re: BTTF - 'Hovering' Hoverboard from hoverboard.org.uk #16

    Awesome! Thank you much. Wish me luck!
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    Dec 14, 2012, 2:14 AM - Re: BTTF - 'Hovering' Hoverboard from hoverboard.org.uk #17

    Great display
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    Dec 14, 2012, 5:09 AM - Re: BTTF - 'Hovering' Hoverboard from hoverboard.org.uk #18

    Love the display.
    Mark

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