We are less than a year from 2015, and it doesn't look like Marty McFly's hoverboard is going to happen, despite that video. What is happening are Emil Boards—German-made skateboards inspired by the classic Back to The Future square design Marty jury-rigged before hitting the Under-the-Sea dance.
Never having ridden a square skateboard, we were curious about the design and how it rides. "The board doesn’t bounce, like these flexy longboards or cruisers," says Niklas Groschup, one of the guys behind Emil Boards. "Riding an Emil for the first time feels a little different—at least for someone who is used to a normal skateboard with concave."