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Old 04-11-2009, 02:40 PM   #1
Jay Cohen
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New Sled

Thanks to my good friend, Larry Stull, I now have this great sled. It's a low cost knockoff of the famous Prowler, see link ALL LINKS MUST INDICATE WHETHER OR NOT THEY ARE WORK AND FAMILY SAFE! for some great sled workouts
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Old 04-11-2009, 06:32 PM   #2
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Re: New Sled

NICE!!! That thing looks awesome, and seems to be simple to construct. Thanks!

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Old 04-11-2009, 06:45 PM   #3
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Very cool.
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Old 04-12-2009, 05:51 AM   #4
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Re: New Sled

75.00 in materials from Lowes, he charged me 25 in labor.
Note the middle box I had added with can hold kegs, sandbags ect. While it could slide OK on grass, I'm planning on running it up and down the street. Also has Eye bolt for rope/chain so it can be pulled.

The little all metal sleds work great on Grass, but even those suckers cost 90 bucks and up.
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Old 04-12-2009, 01:26 PM   #5
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Haha. Have Fun
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Old 04-12-2009, 02:43 PM   #6
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Re: New Sled

You don't think the street will tear up the wood? Let us know how it works. It looks really awesome.
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Old 04-12-2009, 03:25 PM   #7
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You don't think the street will tear up the wood? Let us know how it works. It looks really awesome.
Matt, at some point yes, but the 4x4's are easy to replace as we Lag bolted them on the platform. The street will tear up anything after awhile. Elite Fitness had to change the design of the Prowler to allow for replaceable "runners"

I'll keep ya posted, but I did a few laps yesterday, and after the 5th one, I was sitting on the damn thing taking a breather.
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Old 04-12-2009, 06:26 PM   #8
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You don't think the street will tear up the wood? Let us know how it works. It looks really awesome.
It does, I have a similar one, we've been "sanding down" the runners with each use. (Note the trails left on the sideawlk in the pic.) The great thing is the replacement cost of runners is negligible, just unscrew them and attach two new pieces of scrap lumber!
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Old 04-13-2009, 02:54 PM   #9
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Just bolt a few strips of UHMW to your runners and replace as necessary - its cheap and runs good on all sorts of surfaces.
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