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Old 03-17-2010, 04:59 PM   #1
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Building a sled?

Can anyone post some pics. on here of your sleds... I've made one, but its not that great. I'm trying to build something QUALITY thats not gonna cost me 200 bucks.
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Old 03-17-2010, 05:30 PM   #2
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Re: Building a sled?

Here is a pic of a couple prowlers one of my members built for me for under $200 for both. (plus a bar jack with the leftover materials...) Can push them or pull them. Lots of fun too!
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:46 PM   #3
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Re: Building a sled?

Thank you, but i'm looking for something more like this;
I am also looking for a prowler... Could you tell me how you made those, or what kind of tubing you used...
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Re: Building a sled?

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n...s/DSC05470.jpg



I made 3 of these for $60
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Re: Building a sled?

Those look perfect!!!!

now i cant see the bottom, but it looks like the skis are made out of wood...
do they slide ok on pavement, concrete, etc.?
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Re: Building a sled?

Matt those look great!! Do the plates move around a bunch on the smaller diameter plate horn? I could see making a simple pvc sleeve to go over that pipe to bring it closer to the diameter of the plate holes.

Garrett regarding the skis I have been thinking that something like a cheap poly cutting board from walmart or even the dollar store would make a great ski bottom that would be easy to replace and relatively cheap. Haven't tried it yet but if you do let me know how it works. I have been noodling this sort of idea for a bit but haven't hit on a perfect solution yet either.

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Re: Building a sled?

The simplest sled I've seen was just a square of metal, one edge bent up to make it into one big flat ski, with a pipe welded to the middle to stack plates on. Pop a couple holes in the corners of the lip to hook your harness to and you're off.

I'm sure you could arrange something like that on the cheap.
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Old 03-18-2010, 08:02 AM   #8
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Garrett regarding the skis I have been thinking that something like a cheap poly cutting board from walmart or even the dollar store would make a great ski bottom that would be easy to replace and relatively cheap. Haven't tried it yet but if you do let me know how it works. I have been noodling this sort of idea for a bit but haven't hit on a perfect solution yet either.

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Noah, i built a sled out of some scraps i had laying around, and used your idea of the cutting board. Surprisingly the cutting boards didnt work as well as just a 2x4 on concrete. However they did work better on the road.
I did a couple of trials w/ and w/out the poly on concrete and on the road.

I wonder what the bottom of those prowlers are made of??? If you figure it out or if anyone knows, pleeeassse post.
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Mine have a thick teflon layer bolted on for the sake of the neighbours. Otherwise it'd just be steel. (and that'd be noisy!)
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