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may 24, 2010

valentin vodev: roller buggy

roller buggy image: valentin vodev

 

 

 

vienna based designer valentin vodev has turned his sights from duck fins to making parenting a bit more fun. vodev’s latest project is a baby carriage that allows the pusher to kick off and ride along with their child, just like a push scooter. the stroller can be adjusted into a series of positions, closing off the scooting ability or pushing the seat all the way to the front or maximum scooting. before you imagine some kind of horrible accident, vodev made the safety of the child a top priority. for one, the child is strapped in with a secure seat belt and second, a hydraulic brake system with two front disk brakes ensure quick stops. however he also warns not to exceed 15km/h.

roller buggy image: valentin vodev

 

 

roller buggy image: valentin vodev

 

 

roller buggy image: valentin vodev

 

 

roller buggy prototype image: valentin vodev

 

 

roller buggy prototype image: valentin vodev

  • i agree with the design of the carriage. walking is too slow and the baby will become a race car driver. very cool.

    CROFTdesign says:
  • he cant be serious lol

    leo says:
  • oh yeah.
    you slip, your kid is dead.
    stupid design

    zed says:
  • Notice the mom on the 1st and 4th pic is just out of an insurance company. My guess is she went there to ask for a kid replacement if anything bad happens to hers.

    Henrique Vicente says:
  • I think this is dangerous for the baby, could be better for a grocery shopping cart instead.

    Kian says:
  • I think it is a very good idea!!!

    max says:
  • dangerous. and wont pass regulations ever. check DIN 1888 😉

    ben says:
  • definately designed by someone who has not had a baby. A baby is a fragile thing.

    sue gregor says:
  • love it!! I might be convinced that mommyhood is cool.

    lanvy nguyen says:
  • Fun approach but the baby is very vulnerable in this car. I see dangerous.

    inmaerre says:
  • no parent will buy this product for their baby

    michelle says:
  • i agree with most of u ..its dangerous..

    but we can see the designer has a funny idea

    agnes says:
  • ok for scooting on a safe sleeky sidewalk. i mean, why not?
    thing is u can’t always ride it, u have to walk now and then and it seems the design compels you to do it BESIDE the carrier wich is not exactly easy…
    (unless u enjoy walking with the scooter BETWEEN your feet!)

    buzzoff says:
  • Does it come with a helmet for baby and parent?

    cng says:
  • the one with the older kid will pass regulations as long as the kid and the parent have helmets on (similar to biking with child in bike trailer). the infant carrier will never pass! ever! there are no bike trailers that allow an infant.

    cool idea says:
  • For the way back from nursery after dropping the little one there… Without kid on board it’s truly brilliant! 10 points

    Mr t says:
  • Cool, but not safe. I would never exchange my Bugaboo for that weird machine, sorry 😉

    Mantis says:
  • I see that many people are concerned for the safety of the child, and less are concerned with the parent’s safety. Did you know that baby carriages were out lawed in New York state when they first came out in the 1800’s. Sounds like the same type of concerns to me. If you don’t like the child carrier, why not convert it to a shopping bag! Then grandma can go to the shopping and get exercise at the same time … and have a ball!

    Kelly says:
  • I dont’ think safety is such an issue. has no one of you ever seen a baby jogger? here in NZ everyone has them. jogging or rolling with your baby or toddler is almost the same, it is just a bit faster than walking. My only problem is that when you want to walk the extension is between your legs (I agree with buzzoff’s comment), unless it can easily be pushed in and pulled out.

    Andrea says:
  • Can’t you just think about the concept? I think it’s great.

    Nacho says:
  • noble idea not to be used with baby
    dinesh bhardwaj

    dinesh says:
  • I agree perhaps it is as safe as a jogger. I would like to have one for my 3-year-old. We have just moved 15-20 min walk away from the shopping centre (and from the nearest grocery shop as well). It is stupid to take a car for this short distance; one can easily stand 30 min in a traffic jam on the way as it is a popular shopping area. The pedestrian way from our home has a few smooth long parts where one could accelerate (it would safe minimum 10 min!) and a few rough parts! With the Roller Buggy I could just not use the scooter option at the rough parts and walk there with a normal speed. Honestly, I would be more afraid to go with a child on a bicycle. My concern only about how robust is the construction and how easy it is to pull the extension in and out. Great idea for busy mums! I wish some buggies would have this option in the future.

    Elena says:

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