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).
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.
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