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The Sand Stroller™ Beach trainer/pull sled - a healthier alternative to the wheeled jog stroller.

A fantastic way to maintain or improve your fitness and health AND spend quality

Unique to KickStarter.com AND unique to beaches of the world !!! It is our pleasure to share this healthy and fun concept with Kickstarter and our dream to share it with the folks that have access to over 190,000 miles of  beach coastline.  Thanks for taking a moment to check out our family's exciting entrepreneurial dream - our Blue prototype Sled. This, our third prototype featured here - is our new concept in variable intensity yet never any hard joint impact training.  Great exercise AND fun for your child!  We, as a couple and frustrated artists were seeing so many parents jog on the sidewalks or coastal roadways instead of on the beach and thought- why compromise, spend time on your body AND entertain your child with great scenery and a smooth ride, in the clean air of the beach; A Superior experience for both the parent athlete and the child:

  • Low intensity (walking speed) or high intensity (jog speed) or do sprint intervals - this sled IS very effective trainer and ALWAYS NO KNEE OR ANKLE joint impact (and a smooth entertaining slid for your child)
  • The most effective 'total' lower body work-out available and a true pleasure for your child Pull SOLO or Team work with TANDEM - Includes two pull harnesses and Leads for solo OR tandem training. (place harness on upper chest to include abdominal workout, Place harness close to waste for lower-body focus only)
  • Fresh air (away from the street and vehicle fumes, pollution and safety hazards Great scenery (depending on the tourists on beach and of course there is always the beach itself)
  • Easy to carry, is much lighter AND smaller then a jog stroller (makes for easy transit)
  • Supports Domestic entrepreneurs and materials - Florida Family business, family product, original family concept (parts and assembly from the USA !

The final production SandStoller would Include: One single-seater Sand Stroller with dual strap safety bar and extended foot rest Two adjustable pull harnesses for the trainer/trainers (tandem or solo link) Tether/coupler with integrated pulse absorption lead

Future production of SandStroller™ will include a retractable sunshade feature as well as improved foot rest area and seating surfaces.

The video below shows tandem; mom and dad walk & jog intervals.

Package details:

Currently made of T6 alloys and nylon seating and straps. Absolutely nothing to rust or corrode. Fully welded T6 alloy frame and bonded aluminum skies. Unlike a stroller with wheels and many bearings, this will be a zero maintenance stroller and requires nothing more then an occasional rinsing if used at salt water beach. Skis will be of optimum length and width for appropriate slid-ability, not to easy, not too difficult. Frame and seat position is correct after months of R&D with different weight distributions, widths with varying loads. (infant to toddler weights tested)

Our trusty test rider and son Luke
Our trusty test rider and son Luke

No sled assembly will be required with final production sled/stroller - simply strap child in, click your tether on and pull away !

We wish to cover it by a confident and proper warranty - Free repair labor or replacement for three year or replacement at discretion of Sand Stroller™.  Warranty will not cover typical wear and tear, scratches, abrasions from normal use. Returns will be accepted within a set time post-purchase. Thanks for scoping out our Original and wonderfully feasible concept - this fun and healthy, family beach activity, Regards, Patrick, Sandra and test pilot Luke

Sandra in sand - much easier on the joints and exciting, clean and safe for the child
Sandra in sand - much easier on the joints and exciting, clean and safe for the child
 

Our first prototype, with a 'then' one year old trusty test rider Luke giving a smile of approval. At four years old, he finds it just as enjoyable.

My past injures from racing motocross include; fractured tibia, fibula, (lower leg bones) meta torso bones (foot), pelvis and hip socket, yet I can pull the SandStroller and jog within the sand and feel great with only normal muscle soreness the following day.  If I jog on tarmac my ankles and right knee is almost immobilized with pain the next day.

Risks and challenges

190,000 miles of coastline beaches; that is our biggest challenge and also a great strength. Building a bulletproof, safe and good looking product is easy - Our greatest challenge is to meet our demographic - but that being said - our demographic is fantastic - usually wealthy, and health/body conscious. Funding is needed to SHARE this unique and healthy experience. I have successfully run a performance Engine shop machine work, welding, product design and testing since 1992. Prior to that I managed service and parts departments and shipping logistics and production runs. This is our first product related to fitness or child care but not our first product or service.
Our Challenges:
Marketing; We must have capital to properly saturate the correct demographic
Production; We must have capital to purchase the required alloys and labor of welding and assembly
Fulfillment; Fulfillment is simply satisfied by addressing production and charging appropriate shipping to unit sales

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