Insane, ingenious, or both, this design combines an alternative way to commute with your kids, assuming you can get past the skateboarding aspect and feel safe moving at speed while pushing your child in this contraption.
The most obvious (and essential) question: how secure is it? While it is hard to say for sure, a wide wheel base makes it more stable than a conventional skateboard, and the lower center of gravity from the weight of the child should help with balance.
The push-bar element of a traditional stroller becomes a handlebar, also allowing for more control by the parent. This same bar wraps around to form a kind of roll cage in case of spills.
While it is still a prototype at this point, the Longboard Stroller‘s creators at Quinny are working with Studio Peter van Riet to realize a fully-functional and marketable version of the design. Whether actual adults will buy the finished product and ride it with their children remains to be seen.
From its daring designers: “Quinny believes that you don’t have to leave the city when you become a parent; that for parents with a positive attitude and the right solutions, the city is a place full of opportunities. Quinny wants to create these solutions; seamless mobility solutions, so urban parents have the freedom to move . The longboard stroller is completely fitting this mindset; it’s a concept thought, a different way of thinking on how parents can move. It’s an alternative solution which makes it easy to travel longer distances in a nice, environmentally friendly way.”