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Old 02-09-2012, 04:02 PM   #1
Michael Dries
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Protocol/Proviction/Dick's Sporting Goods Sled review

So I broke down and get myself a prowler-esque sled. I purchased it at Dick's Sporting Goods near me in NJ and it was $127 with tax.

The original PROTOCOL sled at Dicks was recalled and renamed to Proviction (I had to look up the definition for this; The act of provoking or inciting.). You can't find it online but it is in stores, there were two at the Dick's in Paramus, NJ.

The Pros:
-Pretty sturdy, I took it for a run today at the park and loaded 120# on it. Another fellow on this forum stated that he loaded >340# total on it without a problem.
-Weighs about 45# (according to the box) so loading into a truck or hatch back is no problem.
-The front horizontal top handle is height adjustable.
-Assembly wasn't too hard, but see below about the soft metal issue.
-Price, can't beat $119 picked up if they have them in your local store.

The Cons:
-The horizontal handles wiggle a bit as they aren't welded to the upright, not too big of a deal. These same handles have some soft foam on them, I didn't like the feel so I took them off.
-Made in China, needs to be completely assembled, that said the nuts and screws are soft metal and can easily rounded or striped if you're careless.
-Supposedly a 500# weight limit.

Other items: The skis may or may not be replaceable, the sled comes with a paper insert with a phone number to call for replacement or defective parts. I might call next week just to inquire about replacement skis, I might not.

I've attached some pics. It's not a prowler2, for certain, that thing feels bullet proof. But, this sled is 1/3 the price of the econo prowler (with shipping) and so far seems like a great deal for someone wanting to use it a few times a week.

I don't think it could hold up to affiliate abuse though.

I hope this helps anyone else out there thinking about buying a sled.

Photos attached include a look at the ski after 15 minutes of use on pavement.
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:12 AM   #2
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Re: Protocol/Proviction/Dick's Sporting Goods Sled review

Nice pics, dude. I picked one up today at the Dicks in Pasadena, CA for $130. Supposedly it was the last one, so I lucked out! I'm going to be using it for my garage gym in Montebello, CA. We have around five members that usually meet up Saturday mornings and put in some sled work.

If you're on a budget, this is definitely the best sled to get until you save up some money to get the Prowler 2, of course.
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:59 PM   #3
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Re: Protocol/Proviction/Dick's Sporting Goods Sled review

I love that the suby wagon just happened to make it on of the pics! looks clean!
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:03 PM   #4
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Re: Protocol/Proviction/Dick's Sporting Goods Sled review

Has anyone used this on grass? If so, how did it do?

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Old 02-12-2012, 11:30 AM   #5
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Re: Protocol/Proviction/Dick's Sporting Goods Sled review

I would also like to know how it works on grass
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:22 PM   #6
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Re: Protocol/Proviction/Dick's Sporting Goods Sled review

Haven't used it on grass yet. We haven't really had a long enough stint here in NJ to get dry grass and I have a feeling it'll just dig into wet grass with enough weight on it. Should be pretty dry here for the next few days with temps reaching 50s.

I'll report back when I get it on the grass.


@Dean, thanks, that's mine. 02WRX stage 2, only cosmetic mods are the sti hood scoop and EDM headlights.
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Re: Protocol/Proviction/Dick's Sporting Goods Sled review now for SALE

Bump, now selling my sled, I just don't use it anymore. I have too many new borns on my block and it makes too much noise pushing it on concrete/asphalt, and I don't have enough yard to push it on grass.

It's in great shape, the usual wear and tear, a few scratches and obviously worn skids but they are metal so theres no need to replace them or anything.

Located in Northern NJ but I travel up and down the turnpike to PA weekly for work and can meet up anywhere along that route.

Looking for $100 with all accessories, I'm not sure that you can buy them in stores anymore.
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Old 07-18-2014, 12:08 PM   #8
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Re: Protocol/Proviction/Dick's Sporting Goods Sled review now for SALE

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Bump, now selling my sled, I just don't use it anymore. I have too many new borns on my block and it makes too much noise pushing it on concrete/asphalt, and I don't have enough yard to push it on grass.

It's in great shape, the usual wear and tear, a few scratches and obviously worn skids but they are metal so theres no need to replace them or anything.

Located in Northern NJ but I travel up and down the turnpike to PA weekly for work and can meet up anywhere along that route.

Looking for $100 with all accessories, I'm not sure that you can buy them in stores anymore.
I had one and sold for same reason. Old ladies on my street complained to much. Bought one with replaceable skid pads and they stopped complaining.
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Old 07-18-2014, 12:14 PM   #9
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I had one and sold for same reason. Old ladies on my street complained to much. Bought one with replaceable skid pads and they stopped complaining.
Which did you buy that was quiet?
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Which did you buy that was quiet?
I have the triton one. Multiple uses and they are right down the road from me so no shipping /etc

Mine works as a sled, a prowler and a wheelbarrow.

Skids can be replaced and they sells replacements for not that much.

http://www.tritonequipped.com/collec...eelbarrow-sled (wfs)
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