Why do I need an extra stroller for jogging or running? What are the key benefits of the AVI?
Running with a specialist stroller enables you to maintain your exercise routine while staying close to your child. It’s very important to use a stroller specifically designed for the purpose, as conventional strollers are not designed for running speeds. There are also additional features necessary for running safely and comfortable which conventional strollers do not provide. The AVI is designed for running - a product without any compromise in design, safety and running functionality. With its lightweight aluminum frame, fixed front wheel, large air-filled tires and wide wheelbase, the AVI can smoothly glide with stability wherever your run may take you. AVI’s handbrake helps you to vary the stroller speed to meet your pace — helping you maintain an ideal running form.
What do I need to know when running with the AVI? Are there any recommendations for my running posture?
AVI is designed for runners of all sizes. The adjustable handlebar helps you to find the perfect fit for your running gait. When adjusting the handlebar height, the ideal position is level with the height of your navel. If necessary you can always adjust the handlebar height further to find the perfect fit for your running form. There are some tips you can follow to make your running form more effective, especially when running with a running stroller. Your body should be in an upright position. Avoid looking down at your feet and keep your head up, keeping your gaze focused ahead. Take care that you do not hunch down over the handlebar of the stroller — this is tempting after running for some time, but will have a negative impact on an effective running form. It is not required to always have both hands on the handlebar while using the AVI. In fact, the AVI handlebar has been specifically designed for one-hand steering to allow a more natural swinging motion while running. During your run, you can try pushing the AVI with one arm and swinging with the other to adopt a more natural running form. If you keep switching arms you can ensure that both sides of your body are trained equally. Whether you have one or both hands on the handlebar, make sure you always attach the wrist tether strap.
When can I take my child on a run with AVI?
Once your child is at least 9 months old and is able to sit upright unassisted, they should be ready to ride in the AVI while it is being pushed at a running pace. However, every child is unique and develops at a different rate. If you are uncertain whether your child is ready to ride in the AVI, please consult your pediatrician prior to running. The seat unit is not suitable for children under 6 months. If you would like to use the AVI at an earlier stage, you can simply attach any CYBEX or gb car seat with adapters (sold separately). In this way, the AVI can be used as a conventional stroller at a normal walking pace. The AVI must never be used for jogging or running when an infant car seat is attached. Specific running instructions can be found in the warning booklet supplied with the product.
What is the folded size?
The AVI can fold down to an ultra-compact size, allowing you to store it away with the ease when your run is complete. In its most ultra-compact folded size (with the wheels removed), the folded dimensions of the AVI are as follows: Length: 89 cm / Width: 58.5 cm / Height: 25 cm The AVI is although quick and easy to fold, using just one hand.
I would like to order an AVI. What will I receive with my delivery?
There are two options for ordering an AVI: to receive an AVI in a single complete package (a “One Box”), or to receive the frame and the fabric parts separately (i.e. a Seat Pack and a matching canopy). Choosing the latter option allows you to customize your AVI to your own taste with a choice of three frame colors and five fabric colors. If you choose to create your own style of AVI you will receive two packages. The first package contains a frame in your chosen color, the front wheel, both rear wheels and a basket. With the second package, you will receive a Seat Pack in your chosen color and a matching canopy. If you chose the AVI One Box option you will receive one package containing the black frame, the front wheel, both rear wheels, a basket and an All Black Seat Pack with a matching canopy.