Introducing the Longboard Stroller: Half Baby Stroller, Half Skateboard

Talk about "alternate" transportation.

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Good news for hip urban parents: Soon you may not have to push your kids around in a stodgy stroller like regular moms and dads. Instead, you’ll be able to roll along with your pint-sized offspring on a skateboard with a stroller mounted on top of it.

Belgian design firm Studio Peter van Riet has teamed with stroller company Quinny to create an “urban mobility concept with an eye to the future”: the world’s first longboard stroller, which essentially takes a traditional baby stroller and affixes it to the front end of a long skateboard. Peter Van Riet, owner of the design studio, told the Daily Maithat one of the main principles guiding the project is that it’s an environmentally-friendly alternative to traveling by car or bus.

Now, if you’re thinking, “But wait, is this safe?”, then well done — that means you worry about children and their overall well-being. As the Daily Mail points out, the longboard stroller comes equipped with a brake at the back and handlebars for steering. The current prototype is still being tested for health and safety measures, so it’s not yet on the market.

Once — err, if — the potential safety issues get sorted out, this could be a pretty cool transit method for parents, provided they’re comfortable on a skateboard, and their kids are in for a little adrenaline rush.

Here’s a video that shows how the longboard stroller works:

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15 comments
DrGuava
DrGuava

I'm not sure why I'm surprised, but it seems like all the comments here are 'OMG! This is so stupid! Dangerous! They're gonna get sued! SO CRAZY!' And yet they all seem to have missed the fact that this a Dutch design firm. They design concept items like this all the time that never make it to market.


It's a fun idea, and I can't understand all the negativity, it's like we should abandon all interesting ideas on the mere whisper that they might be dangerous or impractical. Ridiculous! This is nifty idea, who cares if it doesn't make it to an American store near you? I'm sure it was a hoot to design, build and test.

BrittanyRyan
BrittanyRyan

This would be cool to use once and a while maybe in the driveway ect, but travelling!!!!? I dont think so

BrittanyRyan
BrittanyRyan

This will get recalled.. This is an amazing idea, but I really dont think its all that safe. and because the weight of the child is in the front, they would have to have a weight limit for the child because if the child was too heavy the whole board would fall foreward..... this is crazy

BookerT.Leroy
BookerT.Leroy

This is one of the stupidest concepts ever. The safety flaws are obvious to anyone with an ounce of grey matter. Nonetheless, it may take the needless death of a child to keep this thing off the market. What are you people thinking? Give your heads a shake!

albianne
albianne

Looks like fun but the child definitely should be wearing a safety helmet

jvic
jvic

I wouldnt trust any co. that puts the trucks on backwards.. the bushings are supposed to face each other.... as far as the endo... those wheels look pretty big and soft.. gotta be careful..  obviously not for a person that doesnt know how to ride. 

JohnCram
JohnCram

This is about as unneeded as is it gets.  Welcome to generation dumb.  Next they will just mount a motor on the stroller and have a remote control app for their iphone.

Lazy, very low education, almost zero skills in cooking/building/repair work/mechanics.  Welcome to generation dumb.

turkeysatemygarden
turkeysatemygarden

Interesting concept, but all I can think of while reading the article is that perfect little acorn that caused my epic endo on my longboard in college.  Still gives me chills.

cjh2nd
cjh2nd

any takers on the over/under (in months) before this company gets hit with a huge lawsuit?  you know some idiot is going to get hurt because they dont know how to use it properly and then, instead of taking responsibility, will decide it's the company's fault, and then some idiot jury will probably award said dum@sss with a large settlement because that's the state of america anymore. we reward people for being too stupid to drink coffee and drive at the same time, so i don't see why wouldn't do the same thing here

JulianFarnam
JulianFarnam

Very interesting concept, but with very serious safety concerns.    I commuted on my longboard for over a year till I was run off the road by a city bus (and I was in a bicycle lane).   If I had been using this with a small child on board, the child would have been killed or very seriously injured.    This concept might be fun for some play time at the park, but its not going to replace cars for getting around town.   Don't get me wrong, I do appreciate the creative thinking.

whiteveils1
whiteveils1

If I had babies still at home, totally would go for it.  Though there are a lot of places skateboards aren't allowed.

JulianFarnam
JulianFarnam

@jvic It looks like they are using Randal trucks in which case the rubbers would be visible from the opposite side compared to older more conventional style trucks.... so yes, they are put on the correct way.

DrGuava
DrGuava

@JohnCram You do realize that this is the Netherlands, right? Not the U.S.? Higher levels of education, employment and greater numbers of graduate degrees. Considering that this is a fun project, not one generated to be a saleable project, what exactly is your problem with it? That you don't like skateboards? That you'd like all the kids to get off your lawn? 


And how is it a 'zero skills' concept? It definitely takes some basic engineering and craftmanship to bring an idea to the usable stage, and this has definitely made it. Do you have problems with anything else, or are you just writing down any sweeping generalizations because you're getting older, and want to complain about anyone under 30?