A hoverboard is a portable transportation Sims can use in substitution for walking, featured in The Sims 3: Into the Future. The hoverboard is called Windcarver. It can be obtained in Buy mode under Transportation > Misc section. Sims can also buy a hoverboard at the shopping pedestal, at EP-XI Imports Gallery in Oasis Landing.
The player can click on the hoverboard in the inventory to start or stop using it. Enabling the option will make Sims travel to a nearby destination riding the hoverboard instead of walking. Riding a hoverboard will increase the Sim's Advanced Technology skill.
The Advanced Technology skill determines how often Sims will fall from riding the hoverboard and the speed of the hoverboard. As Sims reach level 7 of the skill, they will no longer fall, and there's a chance that they will do a trick upon reaching their destination. Clumsy Sims have 15% higher chance of falling while using the hoverboard.
- The statement that the Windcarver is "not intended for use over water" is a nod reference to the 1989 film Back to the Future Part II, in which the hoverboard stopped when Marty began to fly over the water.
- If placed in a toddler's inventory, they will be able to use the Windcarver, but their animations will look strange as they will be stretched to fit, suggesting that this is not a feature.