27 May, 2014

Neoteric to star on NatGeo TV’s “None of the Above”

No doubt about it – the Neoteric HoverTrek™ is a media magnet! As just one example, our customer Gary Meyers and his recreational hovercraft (named “Neo”) is giving Bubba Watson and Bubba’s Hover a run for the money when it comes to celebrity status.

The National Geographic TV program None of the Above will feature Gary and Neo on an exciting episode this fall - and what a perfect place for them! On the show, the popular British host Tim Shaw, a child prodigy in science turned stunt-happy engineer, “pairs science, humor and hair-raising stunts to amaze and dumbfound. He challenges the people he meets, and the audience at home, to predict the outcome of a series of ever more spectacular experiments before uncovering the science behind the jaw-dropping outcomes.”
Gary Meyers (left) and Tim Shaw (right) gear up for some stunt hovering in Gary’s Neoteric craft on Lake Las Vegas.

Here's a great video clip of the film shoot on Nevada’s scenic Lake Las Vegas ...

The hovercraft was the main feature of the entire episode," Gary tells Neoteric. "I did a separate interview where I described the HoverTrek’s features and benefits, and I hope that my many positive comments will survive the editing process!”

Tim Shaw rode in the hovercraft with me on several “test flights” where we spun around on Lake Las Vegas and then flew up the beach toward the cameras and other participants,” Gary adds. “On the first take, I was to run perpendicularly up the sloped beach and stop right in front of multiple TV cameras. No problem – perfect landing! (Thanks to Hovercraft Training Centers, Chris Fitzgerald and Neoteric!) We filmed this approach four separate times at my fastest possible speed, and each time I landed almost exactly on the same spot.

If you’ve seen Gary’s unique hovercraft before, you’re probably wondering what happened to its custom designs. NatGeo felt his craft was so striking it might distract viewers! “I was asked to cover the Tek-Wrap logos and images so as to not distract viewers, so Neo was all white,” Gary explains.

Enjoy a few more photos of the film shoot while you wait for Gary and Neo to show you some jaw-dropping hovering this fall on NatGeo’s None of the Above. Then leave a comment below to tell us what you think and if you plan to watch the show!

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