It was the first time a member of the press was allowed to try the new Hendo Hoverboard 2.0, and damn it felt good.

The Hendo 2.0 has improved battery life, better steering capabilities and the firm went back to its roots with a skateboard inspired design – just like Marty McFly’s in Back to the Future.

Hendo 2.0 does look like a humble step in the right direction.

Beta 4 engine prototype

Greg Henderson speaks at Smithsonian magazine’s 2015 Future Is Here Festival.

“Imagine if an earthquake hit, but before its tremors started shaking the buildings, the structures suddenly begin hovering, no longer touching the ground.”

“Weaving ShakeAlert into our MFA seismic isolation solution provides a valuable new tool to architects, engineers, and developers who are looking for a better way to build in areas affected by earthquakes…”

“We made the hoverboard because it’s the perfect way to illustrate our ‘magnetic field architecture’ technology,”

“Once upon a time you could only find a flying skateboard in the pages of a comic book…”

“The scalability and flexibility of Arx Pax’s technology may be its greatest competitive advantage.”

“The patent-pending Magnetic Field Architecture technology has disruptive potential to slash energy consumption and boost disaster resilience.”

“A gadget dreamed up 1980s film Back to the Future, the first real ‘hoverboard’ will glide off the production line in 2015.”

“In fact, the Hendo hoverboard is really more of a proof-of-concept demonstration for more ambitious plans using the MFA™ technology. “

“Arx Pax is attempting to crowdfund the Hendo Hoverboard as a proof of concept for its hover engine technology.”

“For the past 20 years, architect Greg Henderson has been trying to figure out ways to build safer to withstand Mother Nature’s bad days.”

“Technology designed to save buildings from earthquakes and floods.”

“TIME magazine honors Arx Pax’s hover engine with ‘Best Invention of 2014.'”