Roll A Bout Corporation Closes its Doors
- Fifteen years ago Roll-A-Bout Corp was the first company to create and bring to the market what we now know today as a knee walker or knee scooter. They diligently carved out a market for this brand new contraption and were laughed out of some doctor's offices. "No one is ever going to use this!" Boy, were those doctor's wrong. Today, the name Roll-A-Bout has become the most recognized brand name in the knee walker market. A knee walker or knee scooter is often called a Roll-A-Bout due to the company name being associated with the first knee walker most doctors and customers ever saw. A great analogy is this: Roll-A-Bout is to knee walkers as Kleenex is to tissues!
At its height, Roll-A-bout manufactured 4 different models with a few variations of each.
When Rent A Knee Walker was founded 6 years ago, we choose to offer Roll-A-Bout's to our customers because of their popularity and position in the marketplace.
We have been an authorized Roll-A-Bout distributor over that time and have rented and sold thousands to our customers all over the country who have ridden their way to recovery!
We currently rent the Roll-A-Bout Steerable, model number SW500, pictured to the right.
Unfortunately as of December 31st 2012, Roll-A-Bout Corp made the decision to close their doors and no longer manufacture knee walkers. Over the first few months of this year, the company was then broken up into smaller pieces and sold. Their phone number, domain name (www.roll-a-bout.com), and even the original Roll-A-Bout patent were each sold to different medical companies, cementing the fact that the Roll-A-Bout Brand and its knee walkers as we know them are now part of the past. Once the supplies that ourselves and other companies have are gone, Roll-A-Bout knee walkers will become very hard to find.
While we will continue to rent and sell Roll-A-Bout knee walkers for most likely the rest of the year due to their popularity with our customers, our supply will eventually run dry!
Now that Roll-A-Bout is no more, please don't be fooled, unless the knee walker you rent or buy is made by Roll-A-Bout and is a turquoise color, it is not a Roll-A-Bout!! Many companies have now taken advantage of the brand name and use it in their advertising but have no affiliation with the former Roll-A-Bout Corporation.
We wish everyone of Roll-A-Bout all the best, and thank them for the great relationship we've had over the last 5 years.
Long Live Roll-A-Bout!
Update: 5/8/19: Now, the only place you can find Roll-A-Bout knee walkers is on eBay, occasionally a used model will show up for sale there . See the Swivelmate Knee Walker for an alternative model.
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