When you have kids, everything changes. Going for a short walk in the sunshine becomes an epic adventure, and doing anything as exciting as skateboarding is pretty much off the agenda. If only there was a way of combining skateboarding, getting outside in the sunshine for a while, and spending some quality time with your child. It turns out there is, and it's called the Longboardstroller.
We previously covered the Longboardstroller in 2013 when it was nothing but a concept. However, the finished product is now available to purchase. Made by Quinny, which specializes in making products for parents living in urban areas, the Longboardstroller is essentially a bare-bones baby stroller bolted onto the front of a longboard.
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The Longboardstroller, which was developed with well-known names in the industry such as Tracker, ABEC11, and HLC, is designed to help parents travel faster and further with their children. It also adds an element of fun for both parties. To use the Longboardstroller, the parent needs to weigh less than 100 kg (220 lb), and the child needs to weigh less than 15 kg (33 lb) as well as being at least one year old.
While it was in development, many people (including some of our readers) expressed fears over the safety of the product. To assuage those fears, and to keep both parent and child safe, Quinny has added "multiple safety innovations" to the Longboardstroller. These include a padded bumper bar and a handbrake system designed to keep the parent in control at all times.
The Quinny Longboardstroller is initially available in a limited run of 1,000 units, each one priced at €599 (about US$650). The product is made in the European Union and only designed to be used within its borders. Therefore Quinny will currently not ship to countries outside of the EU. The video below shows the Longboardstroller in action.