Dear Kickstarter Friends,
we have just returned from the factory here in Shanghai and have the assurance from the manufacturer, that we will be able to ship your Flohs by Dec. 5th. Those will be shipped via DHL to your doorstep (please update address if you moved) across the world and arrive there 4-5 days later, just ready for the holidays.
DHL shipping is Gabriella and my way of saying: 'Thank you for being patient and thank you for your great support."
The Floh units you will receive have been TUV/ GS / CE certified for safety (http://tuv-sud.cn). They can carry 100kg passengers, but were tested for 200kg. They were tested for crash impact on the hinge and withstood an amazing 965 kg... after we totally rebuilt the hinge and so called 'catch' (see picture attached). We've gotten rid of 6 'squeeze points' where your kids could have squeezed their little fingers, and we made the edges of the board smoother to avoid injury there too. The material of the backpack was certified as super safe and environmentally compliant.
The reward of this 4-month delay is that the Floh drives smoother and is more sturdy than it every has been and its safety is guaranteed by TUV. Also the backpack interior has been streamlined, and has a detachable central compartment for your computer, kindle, hard drives, passports, pens etc. which can be entirely removed with a 360 high quality zipper and substituted with a simple net (also via a 360 zipper). This way the entire volume of the Floh backpack can be utilized for weekend trips. You will see, how practical this is.
We are so very proud of the Floh and excited to have you as our first ambassadors around the world. Of course we can't wait to hear your thoughts and feedback once you receive the actual units and have a chance to try them out.
Kind regards from Shanghai and Los Angeles,
Gregor and Gabriella