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Old 08-19-2014, 10:30 AM   #1
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Ideas for pulling the dogsled

I'd like a rope but I also don't want the spend $100. Any diy ideas?
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Old 08-19-2014, 10:36 AM   #2
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Re: Ideas for pulling the dogsled

You don't have to spend $100. I got my 50' 1.5" battle rope for $75 or so off ebay (poly-dac), but I think someone else just posted they got theirs for $60.
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Old 08-19-2014, 11:49 AM   #3
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Re: Ideas for pulling the dogsled

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You don't have to spend $100. I got my 50' 1.5" battle rope for $75 or so off ebay (poly-dac), but I think someone else just posted they got theirs for $60.
How'd the attach it to the sled. I think the rogue one has a clip or something.
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Old 08-19-2014, 12:06 PM   #4
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How'd the attach it to the sled. I think the rogue one has a clip or something.
The Rogue climbing rope has a clamp on the end that has bolts actually going through the rope. I tried looking it up but can't find a substitute. However, if you want to use it as a battle rope, I wouldn't want to drill through the rope.

I'm going through the same thing, but haven't actually tried pulling the sled yet. I bought a very large aluminum carabiner for like $3 at Walmart that I'll hook onto my sled. then I'll attach the rope to the carabiner. I'm thinking looping it through and then using a hose clamp. Or even just trying knotting it and seeing if it would hold.

The climbing rope clamp has to be much more secure in case you fall.
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Old 08-19-2014, 05:50 PM   #5
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Re: Ideas for pulling the dogsled

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The Rogue climbing rope has a clamp on the end that has bolts actually going through the rope. I tried looking it up but can't find a substitute. However, if you want to use it as a battle rope, I wouldn't want to drill through the rope.

I'm going through the same thing, but haven't actually tried pulling the sled yet. I bought a very large aluminum carabiner for like $3 at Walmart that I'll hook onto my sled. then I'll attach the rope to the carabiner. I'm thinking looping it through and then using a hose clamp. Or even just trying knotting it and seeing if it would hold.

The climbing rope clamp has to be much more secure in case you fall.
Putting an eye splice into a rope isn't all that difficult to do. Could be worthwhile trying. Just google for instructions.
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Old 08-19-2014, 07:04 PM   #6
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Re: Ideas for pulling the dogsled

Here is a post I made about a battle rope for my dog sled:

http://board.crossfit.com/showpost.p...6&postcount=10

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Old 08-20-2014, 09:38 AM   #7
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Re: Ideas for pulling the dogsled

Pulling hand over hand? Or tying it to your waist and pulling?

I use a cheap tow strap for pulling while walking. 10-20 bucks at wal mart.

To pull hand over hand a 1.5" 15ft with a hook for 75.99. (free shipping)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007U097YI/...8CIS9C9O&psc=1 (WFS)
or these look nicer and more customizable. http://www.amazon.com/Shipping-Graph...SW7MD5C9XHEKW1 (WFS)

And I made a nylon rope with dual PVC pipe handles for doing explosive pulls with it (like a standing row).

All work fine for their purpose.
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Re: Ideas for pulling the dogsled

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Pulling hand over hand? Or tying it to your waist and pulling?

I use a cheap tow strap for pulling while walking. 10-20 bucks at wal mart.

To pull hand over hand a 1.5" 15ft with a hook for 75.99. (free shipping)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007U097YI/...8CIS9C9O&psc=1 (WFS)
or these look nicer and more customizable. http://www.amazon.com/Shipping-Graph...SW7MD5C9XHEKW1 (WFS)

And I made a nylon rope with dual PVC pipe handles for doing explosive pulls with it (like a standing row).

All work fine for their purpose.
hand over hand. I have the strap that I can get into and run
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