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Last updated July 24, 2018

Longboard Buddy - Enjoy the Ride Together

New and exciting way to travel with your little one. It attaches to most longboards to create a modern "stroller" that's fun for two!

Longboard Buddy - Enjoy the Ride Together

New and exciting way to travel with your little one. It attaches to most longboards to create a modern "stroller" that's fun for two!

$5,132
pledged of $170,000pledged of $170,000 goal
21
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, July 24 2018 1:00 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated July 24, 2018

About

What is this?

The Longboard Buddy is a perfect way to enjoy the journey with your child. Your little one will love it thanks to the freedom they feel being low to the ground and in front - it's like they're in control of the adventure! You'll love it because you get to share your beloved hobby (longboarding)  with your little one.

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How does it work?

The Longboard Buddy is a universal mount that can go on almost any longboard. The unit connects to your board using the existing four holes for the front trucks. The bomber jet attaches to the metal base using four (4) bolts from the bottom. Once the plane is attached, there is no need to remove it. The handle is quickly added or removed for ease of transporting the unit in a vehicle. The headrest is adjustable to keep up with your growing child. There is also a three-point harness to keep your little one secure in the unit. 

Full Product Under the Stone Arch Bridge MN
Full Product Under the Stone Arch Bridge MN
Handle is easily removable
Handle is easily removable
This plane was painted to resemble the final product with stickers
This plane was painted to resemble the final product with stickers
Locking pins to secure the handle to the base
Locking pins to secure the handle to the base
The headrest, handle and base are very close to the consumer product. The plane will be modified to resemble the 3D videos
The headrest, handle and base are very close to the consumer product. The plane will be modified to resemble the 3D videos
Top-down view
Top-down view
Your little one will feel like they are flying
Your little one will feel like they are flying

Base Attachment

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 Handle Assembly

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Everyone Can Ride!

Don't have a longboard? Want a board designed perfectly for the Longboard buddy? Well, you're in luck - we've got you covered!

We're offering a complete package, which includes our custom longboard, trucks, and wheels so you're guaranteed to have the perfect fit. The board will be 46" long and just under 10" wide (at the widest point). The truck will be 300mm in the front and 230mm in the rear to give you increased stability and agility. The wheels will be soft and the color red.

If you're using your existing board, it's recommended that the longboard you use be at least 42" long to make sure you have enough room to stand. Fishtail, pintail, blunt, twin or cruiser longboards are recommended. Dropdown, downhill and dropdown boards are not recommended. The attachment will not work with drop through trucks. 

The Experience!

We could use fancy phrases, words, and marketing jargon to explain all of the fun and excitement we know you will have with a Longboard Buddy, but - as the saying goes - a picture is worth a thousand words. So, here are pictures for you to peruse...easily worth a few thousand words!

Cruising along the streets in Redondo Beach, California
Cruising along the streets in Redondo Beach, California
Kids give it two enthusiastic thumbs up!
Kids give it two enthusiastic thumbs up!
Don't be a boring parent, make running errands fun for everyone!
Don't be a boring parent, make running errands fun for everyone!
Keep your restless kid contained with our footrest and harness.
Keep your restless kid contained with our footrest and harness.
The full unit is easy for beginners to control while out and about.
The full unit is easy for beginners to control while out and about.
Both of you will love the ride!
Both of you will love the ride!

What is it made of?

We have worked hard to make sure the Longboard Buddy is made in the United States. The base and the board are manufactured by experts in Minnesota and California-based companies. The base is made of a combination of steel and aluminum with powder coated black paint. The top portion (the plane) is a rotational molded plastic that is durable and practical.

What are you backing?

Your help is needed to cover the cost of the plane mold and the output of the Longboard Buddy.  This initial run will give you the chance to be part of something unique and amazing - before it is introduced to the masses!

Risks and challenges

Having the product made in the United States means that you are buying a premium product. It was important for us to meet with and talk to all of our manufactures in person. Because of this, we are able to closely monitor quality control and make sure all of you receive the best quality possible.

The unit will not work with drop through trucks and it is recommended that the board be at least 42" long so there is enough room for you.

Keeping the production of the Longboard Buddy in the United States means you are supporting the local economy, and paying for the high-quality product that you will receive.

Safety is the number one concern. Using this unit requires common sense for the rider. You should not leave your child unattended, go 15 miles per hour down a hill or bring it in a skate park. Helmets are a must to make sure you both stay safe.

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    Join the Team

    Join the team and be part of this exciting project! You'll receive one (1) Longboard Buddy Sticker, but more importantly you'll sleep soundly at night knowing you helped bring fun to families around the country.

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    Wear Your Support

    Wear your Longboard Buddy hat to show your love and support for this fun and engaging product. You will receive one (1) hat. You can choose either a trucker-style snap-back hat or a sportier black and grey snap back hat.

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    Early-Bird Bomber Plane

    Get in early for the best price! You'll receive one (1) Bomber Jet in your choice of black or grey, with a steel and aluminum base & handle along with hardware to attach the unit to your existing Longboard.

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    Bomber Plane

    You'll receive one (1) Bomber Jet in your choice of black or grey, with a steel and aluminum base & handle along with hardware to attach the unit to your existing Longboard.

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    Early-Bird Bomber & Board Complete Setup

    Do you want an easy setup? Are you currently living a board-less life? Do you want to make it a family outing and get a complete setup for your significant other? Whatever the reason, we don't judge. We just want to get you and your little one out for some fun!

    You'll receive one (1) Bomber Jet in your choice of black or grey, with a steel and aluminum base & handle. One (1) custom Longboard Buddy longboard with custom fit trucks, wheels and bearings along with all of the hardware needed to put the base on to the board.

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    Bomber & Board Complete Setup

    You'll receive one (1) Bomber Jet in your choice of black or grey, with a steel and aluminum base & handle. One (1) custom Longboard Buddy longboard with custom fit trucks, wheels and bearings along with all of the hardware needed to put the base on to the board.

    It's all here, but you are just a little later than the rest of the Longboard Buddy Supporters. There is still room for you so grab this deal and be the awesome parent you know you can be.

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    Name the Plane

    Have you ever wanted to leave a lasting legacy? Now you can do it by naming the Bomber Plane! The mold will be created with the name you choose on the back of it, so everyone knows it. (Playground rules apply here. So nothing vulgar or inappropriate can be accepted).

    Obviously you will also receive one (1) Bomber Jet in your choice of black or grey, with a steel and aluminum base & handle. One (1) custom Longboard Buddy longboard with custom fit trucks, wheels and bearings along with all of the hardware needed to put the base on to the board.

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