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Stroller attachment lets you roll with your kids

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The Bobtail snaps onto a regular Bob stroller
The Bobtail snaps onto a regular Bob stroller
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The Bobtail snaps onto a regular Bob stroller
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The Bobtail snaps onto a regular Bob stroller
The Bobtail's expected retail price is $239
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The Bobtail's expected retail price is $239

Why walk with your stroller if you can scoot with it? That's the thinking behind the Bobtail. Looking sort of like a one-wheeled skateboard, the device attaches to the rear axle of an existing Bob brand stroller, turning it into a scooter.

The Bobtail has a tubular steel frame, a wooden deck and a solid rubber rear wheel equipped with a friction fender brake. It mounts on the stroller within seconds via a pivoting front bracket – plans call for that Bob-specific bracket to be interchangeable with others that will be made available, allowing the Bobtail to work with other brands of strollers.

According to its San Diego-based creators, it can support riders weighing up to 250 lb (113 kg).

The Bobtail's expected retail price is $239
The Bobtail's expected retail price is $239

Should you be interested, the Bobtail is presently on Kickstarter. A pledge of US$179 will get you one, assuming all goes according to plans. The expected retail price is $239. It can be seen in action, in the video below.

A somewhat similar product, the Mamaboard, has been discontinued. A skateboard/stroller hybrid known as the Longboardstroller, however, is still very much in production.

Source: Kickstarter

Bobtail | Why stroll when you can roll?

4 comments
KendrickCarroll
as a long time ER RN, this looks like a HORRIBLE idea. great if you are an orthopedist.
VincentWolf
A better way to deal with this is to have the stroller electrified so that the parent can stroll around without undue strain!
Bob Flint
So half of the adult's weight is now on the rear axle of the child's stroller, and the smaller front wheel has little or no traction for steering for both the "Adult" & the child in the stroller. Talking the lazy way into a new form of uncontrolled madness and useless braking with that tiny rear wheel. Especially when the dumb parent falls off and crashes without a helmet...
zr2s10
Sooooo, they're taking the upright and front wheel off of a $50 (being generous) scooter and quadrupling the price? Genius.