Not a luge, not a bike, not a scooter, the EzyRoller moves like a snake, without chains or pedals, using easy right-left leg movements. There are no chains and no batteries - the EzyRoller moves and turns silently.
It offers the enjoyment of new locomotion possibilities that can't be experienced on any other bike or ride-on. The Ezy Roller is an extreme gross motor builder at any skill level. The only difference you will notice between lower and higher functioning children is how fast they can ride.
EzyRollers, thanks to their award winning patented design, are silent and durable, They use top quality materials and engineering.
Designed and developped in New Zealand, they are currently sold in New Zealand, Australia, the USA and now in Canada.
Here is a list of frequently asked questions. If you can't find your answer please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please always remember that child's safety is paramount and always supervise kids; NEVER let them use their Ezyroller near car.
Q: How does it move?
A: The EzyRoller like similar toys in its category uses a locomotion principle called cambering motion. It uses a simple left/right movement (in our case created by the legs pushing on the moving front bar) to create an action/reaction very similar to the one used by snakes. If you were to look on the ground at the marks left by an EzyRoller it would look like a sinus curve.
Q: Which surfaces does it work on?
A: EzyRoller will work on most surfaces except grass and sand. It also usually work on heavy carpets thanks to its high resistance polyurethane wheels
Q: Does it need a slope to work?
A: No. Its motion principle enables to work on flat sections. It is actually not designed for slopes and we strongly advise NOT to use it on slopes. Also when it is used on slopes, your kid will then use the hand brake which will make a flat on the wheel and very quickly you'll need to change the wheels...
Q: From what age can you EzyRoller?
A: Most often children can use it as young at 3. They need to be at least 3'3" tall to be able to steer with their feet.
Q: How much do they cost?
A: An EzyRoller usually retails between $US 99-119 ($NZ-AU119-149) depending on local taxes and shipping costs. For spare wheels, they are standard 4x1 (100x24mm) scooter wheels that are usually availble from any good sport sport near shop (or even most larger retailer have them); otherwise we have some replacement ones for sale. They are $3 each.
Q: What is the maximum size?
A: Thanks to its patented extendable design it can actually be used by teenagers or adults up to 6'.
Q: Is there a weight limit?
A: We recommend a maximum weight of 150 lbs. Although it has been tested for safety requirements for higher weight (464 lbs...!) we never had very heavy kids playing on it for hours on it; since it is a heavy duty toy we prefer to recommend a maximum weight of 150 lbs which we know works.
Q: Since when does it exist? where is it made?
A: We started designind the EzyRoller in New Zealand and we have started selling its earliest version at Christmas 2005. Initially we were manufacturing in our garage in New Zealand but our success would be too big for the garage... After multiple redesigns and improvements that also made the EzyRoller more expensive to manufacture, we have switched our manufacturing to Taiwan and China since 2006. Of course it is cheaper to manufacture there but the main argument for us was that basically there was no manufacturer in New Zealand that has the industrial capacity to make enough units. Workers in our factories are young (as everywhere in Taiwan and China...) but there is NO CHILD LABOUR (I know because I go there every month or so). Like at home, parents send their kids to school to get good grades and get ahead in life. (not sure it is the right recipe for a happy life though after starting a business though...but that's another story). Anyway wherever you go, you get the quality you pay for. And we don't compromise on that. Our factory in China is ISO9001 and has more than 20 year experience in similar products (they make very very famous brands to be honest). Honestly we get a better quality than in New Zealand...because there you can do things that would be prohibitively expensive to do at home or that people don't know how to do any more.
At the moment we are looking at suppliers that are closer to our markets in the US and Europe to reduce carbon footprint; if you are in Mexico or Eastern Europe, don't hesitate to contact us!
Q: Do you have some examples of games? A: There is virtually no limit to our kids imagination. So these activities are in no way trying to limit their creativity but more to foster some new ones! Kids can play with one EzyRoller and compete together or make matches if they have 10. We have split our activities between activities you need one EzyRoller and the ones you require one per kid. Examples of Games with one EzyRoller:
- The simplest and still super exciting: EzySlalom and Agility. What you need: A large flat area (tennis court, sports ground...) Some plots (sports cones, balls...) for the course A chronometer to time your mates
What to do: 1) Place the cones on the ground and set a start/finish line 2) Place yourself behind the start line 3) Slalom between the obstacles without touching them 4) the winner is the one that is fastest at crossing the line without touching the obstacles. Depending on the difficulty of the course you can think of penalties for touching the obstacles
How to improve: Find the best trajectory first before focusing on speed
Variants: You can have a team against another one, trying to make a relay and see who is fastest
When you touch, you go around the obstacle. You can go around the block as fast as possible and time yourself!
Exemple of Games with multiple EzyRollers:
- EzyHockey game.
What you need:
A large flat area (tennis court, sports ground...)
2 teams of 3 kids at least.More if you have a big court.
Some goal posts.
What to do:
1) Make 2 even teams
2) Like at hockey or soccer, you can pass the ball directly
3) Score in the post
How to improve:
Try to have a defense and attack team with more a specialized striker.
If you have some small hockey set then use a smaller ball. You can't throw the ball backwards.
You can only throw the ball backwards. Use American football rules with a quarterback!
Q: Is there a warranty?
A: Yes.There is a 6 months warranty on the EzyRoller from date of purchase. This doesn't cover the elements that can wear and tear (wheels, grips...)
Q: Do you carry spare parts?
A: Yes. We do sell wheels and all the parts to make an EzyRoller is you were to lose anything.
Q: How safe is it?
A: EzyRoller was designed with safety in mind and complies with Toy Safety Standards from AU/NZ, Europe and the USA. We do 100% inspection on all our unitsto make sure they comply with our internal safety standards (I have 2 young kids aged 4 and 6 that are out best testers and the kids on the pictures of the box...)
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