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Old 01-13-2014, 08:01 PM   #1
Jason Bosch
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My DIY sled

Hey all, I just wanted to show off my version of the Rogue dog sled. I couldn't afford to spend $285 on it, so I put a similar version together for about $80. I also choose to buy the plastic skis from Rogue. I made it according to their measurements, so the skis bolted right up. I'm very pleased with how it came out. It's certainly not as nice as the real deal. A lot of what I used was scrap metal. The center plate is actually 2 plates that I welded together. I didn't feel like making the plate holder fold down. It's just welded straight to it. The push poles don't fit super snugly either. All in all though, it'll bring me some sweet pain, so I'll take it!
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:20 PM   #2
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Re: My DIY sled

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Hey all, I just wanted to show off my version of the Rogue dog sled. I couldn't afford to spend $285 on it, so I put a similar version together for about $80. I also choose to buy the plastic skis from Rogue. I made it according to their measurements, so the skis bolted right up. I'm very pleased with how it came out. It's certainly not as nice as the real deal. A lot of what I used was scrap metal. The center plate is actually 2 plates that I welded together. I didn't feel like making the plate holder fold down. It's just welded straight to it. The push poles don't fit super snugly either. All in all though, it'll bring me some sweet pain, so I'll take it!
Man that is amazing well done

I wish I knew how to make stuff like this haha
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Old 01-14-2014, 09:12 AM   #3
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Nice work dude! Looks great.
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Old 01-14-2014, 10:13 AM   #4
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Old 01-14-2014, 02:50 PM   #5
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Very sweet.

Do you use the plastic skis on concrete/black-top ? If so, how does it "roll"? Without them is a biatch.
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Old 01-14-2014, 04:08 PM   #6
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It slides pretty good on the asphalt with them. My hope is that they last a while. Just the couple of times I've pushed it outside have noticeably marred them. I didn't try it outside without them. I took everyone's word for it and got the skis.

Thanks everyone for the kind words!
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Old 01-15-2014, 06:41 AM   #7
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We have some plastic skis on the sled similar to this at our gym, but those suckers wore out in 2-3 weeks of irregular use!
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Guess the skis are solely to protect the surface it is sliding on.
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:51 AM   #9
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We have some plastic skis on the sled similar to this at our gym, but those suckers wore out in 2-3 weeks of irregular use!
Was yours a DIY sled? What kind of plastic skis did you have?

Jason got Rogue's skis, and they use a UHMW plastic, which is pretty durable. Officially their website says the skis are to prevent surface damage, not to make the skis last forever. But UHMW is going to last a while.
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Old 01-16-2014, 11:08 AM   #10
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This is the sled and skis
http://www.xtrainingequipment.com/X-...ing_p_530.html (WFS)

I'm not sure what type of plastic they are. I personally put the new skis on and was surprised how quickly they wore out.

Wonder how we can get better stuff to make the skis...
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