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Longboard Stroller concept combines childcare with skateboarding

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The Longboard Stroller in action
The Longboard Stroller in action
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Setting aside the myriad moral and safety issues, the device appears to work as expected
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Setting aside the myriad moral and safety issues, the device appears to work as expected
The Longboard Stroller is, as one might expect, essentially just a skateboard with the child-carrying part of a stroller bolted on
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The Longboard Stroller is, as one might expect, essentially just a skateboard with the child-carrying part of a stroller bolted on
The Longboard Stroller was developed by Quinny and Studio Peter van Riet
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The Longboard Stroller was developed by Quinny and Studio Peter van Riet
The Longboard Stroller in action
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The Longboard Stroller in action
Setting aside the myriad moral and safety issues, the device appears to work as expected
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Setting aside the myriad moral and safety issues, the device appears to work as expected
The Longboard Stroller is, as one might expect, essentially just a skateboard with the child-carrying part of a stroller bolted on
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The Longboard Stroller is, as one might expect, essentially just a skateboard with the child-carrying part of a stroller bolted on
The Longboard Stroller was developed by Quinny and Studio Peter van Riet
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The Longboard Stroller was developed by Quinny and Studio Peter van Riet
The Longboard Stroller in action
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The Longboard Stroller in action
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Many parents like to bring their baby along while riding a bike, walking, and performing other outdoor activities. Well, now skateboarders can get in on the action too, with the help of the Longboard Stroller by Quinny and Studio Peter van Riet.

The Longboard Stroller is, as its name suggests, essentially a skateboard with the child-carrying portion of a stroller bolted on. Setting aside the myriad moral and safety issues, it appears to work as expected, and providing your offspring isn't the nervous type, should be up to the task of challenging any nearby Buggy Strollers to a race.

Whether the concept is lunacy or genius is certainly up for debate, but the Longboard Stroller impressed the judges at last year's OVAM Ecodesign Awards enough for stroller manufacturer Quinny to snag an award and €2,000 (around US$2,600).

As the Longboard Stroller is still firmly in the research and development phase, Quinny isn't presently providing much in the way of hard facts, such as a release date or price. However, you can check out the prototype unit in action in the video below.

Source: Longboard Stroller via Bless This Stuff

Hooray, it's test day!

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20 comments
Amanda Matthews
Awesome! I love the fact that more and more, we are letting go of the idea that you must give up what you enjoy when you become a parent.
BeWalt
My son's gonna love me taking him along when I compete at the next longboard downhill race!
Pipedog42
First major wipeout at 'high' speed... this product will be SO banned. I know that it LOOKS cool, and I'm sure it's fun, for child and rider, but safety is a huge issue here ... yah yah, I SEE the helmets , but a falling rider is still a child killing hazard.
Michael Crumpton
Needs to have an automatic brake that engages when the adult is not on the board, and it needs some sort of protection for the kid against frontal impacts. If they made it so a shopping basket could be attached it would give it an additional market. Also it would be nice if the board could be detached.
Denis Klanac
Pipedog42, I agree, landing at speed on top of a child would end up very messy. not everybody has super quick reaction time to miss that big rut or pot hole.
Ian Madden
i ride and that's the stupidest thing i have ever seen.
Slowburn
Definitely need a auto brake but anybody that will do child endangering speed with a child on board shouldn't be a parent.
kellory
I see the appeal, but I also see dead kids. I see no way to make this safe enough to allow children to be placed in harm's way. Imagine the guilt from smashing your own child. This is not a good idea.
Daishi
It isn't just that the kid is on the board. It is possible for parents to just travel slow but skateboard wheels themselves are too small in diameter and can sometimes stop abruptly hitting even small cracks or stones.
In the same way roller blades tend to be a lot more forgiving of these imperfect surfaces than roller skates this could be made safer with slightly larger diameter wheels. Being a longboard helps but the wheels are inherently unsafe for this application.
The Skud
I love the disclaimer "leaving aside the myriad moral and safety issues" - What happens the first time a 'boarder falls and the 'board runs free? RUNAWAY KID! I agree that it would definitely need bigger wheels, maybe pneumatic, to have any chance.