Hoversled, the latest of filmmaker Steven Sohlstrom’s enterprises, is in actuality a life long passion. He first began to design hovercrafts in the early 1980’s and in 1987 had a hovercraft he constructed of pine boards and aluminum sheets on display as a 4-H project at the Benton County fair. 20 years later, he envisioned the concept of the battery powered Hoversled and within months, had a working prototype. Today, the current encarnation of hoversled sports powerful brushless motors, a lift capacity surpassing 200 pounds and a weight less than 15 pounds. Very recently, Sohlstrom achieved the seemingly impossible when he coasted to the bottom of the local sledding hill while it was completely free of snow, immediately proving that the sport of hoversledding is for every season and worldwide. The Hoversled is currently available in two configurations: The Exo S70 $399 and the Exo T65 $469.
Merry Christmas Planet Earth! You’ve waited patiently over 50 years since the hovercraft was invented…and now you can finally have your own battery-powered “flying” sled 🙂 I’m officially beginning the waiting list for this season’s very limited run. First come, first served. Please inbox me for details. Also please contribute to the www.gofund.me/hoversled page to help us get more sleds more quickly. We are a baby company preparing to take on the world! Thanks for the support! Steve
Well, as seen this week on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Doc and Marty showed up for the future and were a bit underwhelmed with the current state of the hoverboard among other things….the HOVERSLED, on the other hand, they are bringing back to 1985 for further study…apparently there’s a boy in St.Cloud, Mn who is having trouble deciding whether to become a movie director or an aerospace engineer…
The response at the fair has been terrific! Lots of happy new Hoversled pilots and folks can see our vision for a brand new sport becoming reality. Thank you to all of the visitors who came by for a test flight 🙂
UPDATE: Hoversled is still going strong and will be available this winter. The first sleds of the season will be available soon on Ebay…stay posted!
HOVERSLED IS THE THIRD MOST POPULAR KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN IN MINNESOTA! Hoversled has been in development secretly and is being unveiled publicly for the first time ever. See it in action for the first time at the BENTON COUNTY FAIR AUGUST 4-10, 2015! Available for purchase this winter season…follow development of Steven Sohlstrom’s vision for the next great American enterprise on Facebook! www.facebook.com/hoversled
Tune in to WJON Radio or online at www.wjon.com for a live interview with Steven Sohlstrom on Wednesday, August 5 at 12:15pm.