You might remember Arx Pax’s Hendo Hover with its succesful Kickstarter campaign and marketing with Tony Hawk last year. No matter how cool it looked at first glance and how much coverage it attracted, the Hendo doesn’t have much of a future as a hoverboard due to the need for a conductive surface.
It needs to operate in a controlled environment, much like the hyperloop. The hyperloop’s tube or track is basically a low-pressure controlled environment to make things travels at high-speed with less resistance. It makes the hyperloop and the Hendo technology a good match, or at least Arx Pax thinks so since it is trying to become a supplier for the companies trying to make the hyperloop a reality. expand full story