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Old 02-09-2012, 04:03 PM   #11
Michael Dries
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Re: The ever present prowler search...

^^ I just picked on up. Read my review here http://www.board.crossfit.com/showth...71#post1032171 (WFS obviously).

BTW it's no longer called the Protocol, it's now the Proviction.
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:14 PM   #12
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Re: The ever present prowler search...

The only thing that I would say is to make sure that your sled comes with replacable skis. You may not think that you will burn through the skis, but over time you will.

Stay with Econo Prowler or Strengthsled.
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:28 PM   #13
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Re: The ever present prowler search...

Here's a review of Dick's Sporting Goods prowler, which is only $140 shipped. . .
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http://www.hidelinks.com/?k16akss468

The link redirects to the SS message boards. . .

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Old 03-23-2012, 07:58 AM   #14
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Re: The ever present prowler search...

Black Widow - Prower + Sled + Harness
http://www.blackwidowtg.com/#!products
$320.00 shipped

i picked up the Black Widow Prowler and harness combo from the shop at Black Widow and i am more than pleased with his workmanship.
this thing is a beast.
i visited his shop and he is such a great guy to deal with.
i bought farmers handles and im going to get the deadlift bar from him too.
he manufactures every piece himself and makes some great products.
he can customize anything for you if you ask.
i got a pair of barbell spacers from him that he fabricated on the spot when i was there.
http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/...h/5053b320.jpg
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:36 PM   #15
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Re: The ever present prowler search...

My brother has the rogue dog sled. Haven't used a prowler, but this is one of my favorite pieces of equipment. If I were going to buy a sled, there is no doubt that this is the one I would go with. It slides very nice and make virtually zero noice when using it on concrete, and leaves no marks on the pavement. One convinient, but nice feature about it, is you can take the poles out and move them to the other side. So if you are going back and forth, or doing relays, you don't have to turn it around. Also makes it more compact for storage and transporting it.
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Old 03-23-2012, 04:48 PM   #16
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Re: The ever present prowler search...

Hello guys,

I have to give my disclaimer first, then my thoughts on the matter. I own one of the shops mentioned by the original poster, that being stated, I will not promote my products or brand.

Here are my thoughts. The first is that you want to purchase a piece of equipment that will last you a lifetime, you only want to buy it once. Ask the fabricator what gauge metal is used? If there is a problem are they willing to fix it? Are the skis replaceable? Can you get hold of someone that can actually fix your problem, or do they just resell for someone else? Where is your sled made? USA? And in this day and age, I think that if I were purchasing a sled, it would come down to customer service. Who is going to spend the time to discuss what platform is best for my individual training style and future goals.

After you factor in all those questions, you should be able to make an informed decision.

take care,
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:37 PM   #17
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Re: The ever present prowler search...

I stopped by Dick's yesterday to see if I could play with the Proviction sled. They had it in stock, out on the floor, and it was really nice. Much nicer than I was expecting, if I'm being honest. It seemed like a damn solid, quality product. The skis seemed a bit thin at what looked and felt like a tenth of an inch (.1") I wonder how they'd hold up to pavement? But now that I'm thinking about it, you could always make up your own UHMW plastic skis and call it a day. It was a great sled and felt nice and solid.
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:54 PM   #18
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Re: The ever present prowler search...

Wright Equipment makes a very price competitive push/pull sled

http://www.wrightexercise.com/wright...ed-p-1022.html (WFS)

I don't own this however I have their GHD and squat stands and have no complaints at all.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:16 AM   #19
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Re: The ever present prowler search...

I purchased a prowler 2 from Williams Strength (the manufacturer). I was able to get a metal tray that will hold extra rope, etc. Also, the push/drive pads were an awesome addition. The options for this piece of equipment are really amazing.

The only complaint I have (which I knew about ahead of time) was the noise level. The noise from the metal on concrete was very loud, and not conducive to maintaining good relationships with the neighbors. I bought 1" UHMW plastic on Amazon and made my own replacement skis- they are much more quiet and seem to be holding up well.

I have zero regrets about the purchase.
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:59 PM   #20
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Re: The ever present prowler search...

I went ahead and pulled the trigger on the wright sled. It holds up to 400lbs and that is fine for me and my son since we are the only two using all the equipment. Update will follow in a few weeks.
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