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Kyle Feliberty 08-01-2013 11:17 AM

Rogue "E" sled
 
Hey all, I'm looking to put an order in for about 4 of the Rogue "E" sleds and before I do I'm just looking for some input. They'll mostly be used out the back door of the facility on concrete. They claim to hold up to this well, but I'm curious if anyone has beat them up like this so far. I also notice they are pretty narrow. Has anyone had any tipping issues while pushing or pulling? thanks!!

Jose Sanchez 09-25-2013 05:08 PM

Re: Rogue "E" sled
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kyle Feliberty (Post 1183326)
Hey all, I'm looking to put an order in for about 4 of the Rogue "E" sleds and before I do I'm just looking for some input. They'll mostly be used out the back door of the facility on concrete. They claim to hold up to this well, but I'm curious if anyone has beat them up like this so far. I also notice they are pretty narrow. Has anyone had any tipping issues while pushing or pulling? thanks!!

I know this thread is over a month old but anyone have input on the OP question about tipping.

Daniel OBrien 09-26-2013 08:00 AM

Re: Rogue "E" sled
 
I don't have any experience, but tipping would be a concern of mine as well on the S-35E if I was going on anything but perfectly flat ground.

They did just come out with the S-25 Fat Boy to replace the old Westside sled. It's an extra $20 over the S-35E, but I would definitely choose it over the S-35E. The new S-25 has the fold-flat weight post too.

Peter Keller 09-30-2013 01:01 PM

Re: Rogue "E" sled
 
I borrowed a Rogue E Sled to test out (because of this thread!) I pulled it a bit and I have not had any tipping problems. It's a nicely designed pull sled, IMO.

Here's a quick vid of me pulling it into and out of my garage (wfs):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtOoYyuXpuM

I know this could be a sensitive post, since I own a competitor to Rogue, but I had access to a sled, and no one else was biting with any feedback.

Cheers!

Kyle Feliberty 10-01-2013 12:18 PM

Re: Rogue "E" sled
 
Thanks Peter, I waited two months but well worth the answer. Now get to designing something similar so I can reward you ;) thanks again.

Daniel OBrien 12-31-2013 07:40 AM

Re: Rogue "E" sled
 
Did anyone buy the S-35E or S-25 Fat Boy? I'm probably going to finally pull the trigger on one of them.

Benji Whitehead 12-31-2013 08:30 AM

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I have an S35 E and have used it a couple of times so far. The first time was on my sidewalk with 90lbs on it running sprints. It hit a spot where the concrete has a joint and popped the entire sled into the air. It landed and kept going without tipping. After that excitement I moved to the road and it hasn't "jumped" again. I don't know how you could push it, but pulling it doesn't seem to be a problem.

Robert Fabsik 12-31-2013 08:58 AM

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Even the wider sleds with bump and jump if you are running over big enough bumps with the lighter weights.

Collin Day 01-04-2014 03:46 PM

Re: Rogue "E" sled
 
I don't think you can go wrong with either choice.

I've used both the "E" sled and the S-25 and didn't experience any tipping. The E sled was used at my gym where we have a paved walkway behind our building bordered by small (quarter sized) gravel. As you can imagine, many rocks find their way onto the walkway. I've pulled the E sled fast and slow and have never experienced any tipping (that thought actually never crossed my mind). At worst, a rock gets stuck under there and makes the sled pull even more painful. Like all rogue products, the sleds are built like tanks.

Mike Doehla 01-04-2014 08:57 PM

Re: Rogue "E" sled
 
Thoughts on the dogsled?

Clint Harris 01-04-2014 09:17 PM

Re: Rogue "E" sled
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike Doehla (Post 1212937)
Thoughts on the dogsled?

Our gym has 4 of them. I probably use it the most often. It weighs about 100# so is a bit of a mission to move in/out of storage. (Use gloves so you don't get slivers/cut).

It is tough to push on the black-top/concrete but is a real man maker. There is the ability to pull it, but I've never done this. It's always a push.
On concrete, just using it with no weight is a good workout. Lots of resistance but you can sprint it..
You have to "stay down" on it too. You can't pick it up and push it on the end. It will not move, you have to keep the back on the ground otherwise you're in for a long day. Unlike a prowler or something that you can put up on the front sled.

As you add weight, it gets exponentially tougher. Using 2 plates and doing a 6x40yd repeats EMOM or every 90s will not put hair on your chest. It will rip it off. The first 2 you can go after. Then next 2 are pretty tough. The last 2 you die and are almost walking. (again, this is on concrete, grass may be different assuming hard ground and not mud).
The handles are good. You can start pushing low and as you start to run, can move up easily - you aren't locked into one spot.
Then, when it's time to turn around (like when doing 6x40), you don't have to turn the sled around - you just pop the handles out and change ends. This is a godsend when gassed.

So, it's built like a tank and is as difficult to move as one too. I have a love/hate relationship with it.
Potentially, for home use, it is just too much and I'd probably go with a prowler. But if I owned a gym, I'd have a fleet of them once I was fully established.

The modifications I'd like rogue to make are related to storage.
1. Put some handles on it so we can more easily carry it around when putting it away. There's got to be somewhere this could be done.
2. The pin that the weight sits on. It could be screwed out or something so the sleds could be stacked.

Other than that, it seems to be perfect for a heavy sled push.

Mike Doehla 01-05-2014 08:51 AM

Re: Rogue "E" sled
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Clint Harris (Post 1212939)
Our gym has 4 of them. I probably use it the most often. It weighs about 100# so is a bit of a mission to move in/out of storage. (Use gloves so you don't get slivers/cut).

It is tough to push on the black-top/concrete but is a real man maker. There is the ability to pull it, but I've never done this. It's always a push.
On concrete, just using it with no weight is a good workout. Lots of resistance but you can sprint it..
You have to "stay down" on it too. You can't pick it up and push it on the end. It will not move, you have to keep the back on the ground otherwise you're in for a long day. Unlike a prowler or something that you can put up on the front sled.

As you add weight, it gets exponentially tougher. Using 2 plates and doing a 6x40yd repeats EMOM or every 90s will not put hair on your chest. It will rip it off. The first 2 you can go after. Then next 2 are pretty tough. The last 2 you die and are almost walking. (again, this is on concrete, grass may be different assuming hard ground and not mud).
The handles are good. You can start pushing low and as you start to run, can move up easily - you aren't locked into one spot.
Then, when it's time to turn around (like when doing 6x40), you don't have to turn the sled around - you just pop the handles out and change ends. This is a godsend when gassed.

So, it's built like a tank and is as difficult to move as one too. I have a love/hate relationship with it.
Potentially, for home use, it is just too much and I'd probably go with a prowler. But if I owned a gym, I'd have a fleet of them once I was fully established.

The modifications I'd like rogue to make are related to storage.
1. Put some handles on it so we can more easily carry it around when putting it away. There's got to be somewhere this could be done.
2. The pin that the weight sits on. It could be screwed out or something so the sleds could be stacked.

Other than that, it seems to be perfect for a heavy sled push.

Thanks I'll probably pick one up. Seems awesome. Assuming it's pretty loud on the blacktop?

Clint Harris 01-05-2014 01:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Mike Doehla (Post 1212960)
Thanks I'll probably pick one up. Seems awesome. Assuming it's pretty loud on the blacktop?

It is awesome - just a pain to get in/out of storing.
I don't notice the noise whilst I'm pushing it, but I'm sure all the other people around do. It runs on two ~4" wide rails that run the entire length of the sled. So yea, I'm sure there's a lot of noise coming out of it (when it's moving quickly that is).

Mike Doehla 01-05-2014 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Clint Harris (Post 1212987)
It is awesome - just a pain to get in/out of storing.
I don't notice the noise whilst I'm pushing it, but I'm sure all the other people around do. It runs on two ~4" wide rails that run the entire length of the sled. So yea, I'm sure there's a lot of noise coming out of it (when it's moving quickly that is).

It looked like there was a handle on the front. Is that to move it or just strap the pulling rope? I ordered just a little while ago.

Clint Harris 01-05-2014 07:58 PM

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There is a little tow ring on the front that could be used as a handle, it's just a little uncomfortable for my dainty hands - I find I have to carry with my fingers and the wire + weight just doesn't place nice together. I'd like to see a suitcase type handle on the side. Then maybe we could use it as a farmer's walk too.
I generally don some gloves and sling it under my arm.

Mike Doehla 01-06-2014 09:00 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Clint Harris (Post 1213012)
There is a little tow ring on the front that could be used as a handle, it's just a little uncomfortable for my dainty hands - I find I have to carry with my fingers and the wire + weight just doesn't place nice together. I'd like to see a suitcase type handle on the side. Then maybe we could use it as a farmer's walk too.
I generally don some gloves and sling it under my arm.

yea that would be nice.

Will this thing rust? If it's wet or something should I not use it?

Clint Harris 01-06-2014 01:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Mike Doehla (Post 1213055)
yea that would be nice.

Will this thing rust? If it's wet or something should I not use it?

It may. The underside will wear but I haven't noticed a great deal of rust when using them. Although, I'm not really looking either. The sled doesn't stay wet and the air is not salty here, so, I think the rust is kept to a bare minimum.
From what I've seen, it'd be a good number of years before this thing rusted away. More than likely, I'd wear it out before hand. (but if I lived by the beach, not sure).

Pushing these on wet ground is a night/day affair too. The slide moves so much easier - it's like putting comfortable shoes on. ahhhhh.

I see there's some plastic skids you can get for the sled. I have no experience with that - perhaps it will make like easier on concrete and help prevent any rusting.

Clint Harris 01-06-2014 01:43 PM

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All this talk of a sleds makes me want one even more now. I use the gym's but are slowly pulling back to work out at home. Hmmm ... birthday is coming up.
The zoo traffic will get a surprise (I live right by Atl zoo). All the soccer moms will wonder WTF that guy is doing LOL

Rishi Joshi 01-08-2014 06:02 PM

Re: Rogue "E" sled
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Clint Harris (Post 1213102)
All this talk of a sleds makes me want one even more now. I use the gym's but are slowly pulling back to work out at home. Hmmm ... birthday is coming up.
The zoo traffic will get a surprise (I live right by Atl zoo). All the soccer moms will wonder WTF that guy is doing LOL

For sure, sleds are always a good investment for home use. I ended up selling my knockoff prowler and got the fat boy sled. It's easier to store in the garage and works well on bumpy surfaces, unlike the cheap prowler I had.


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