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joe waguespack
08-10-2008, 08:12 AM
I have been searching for a good sled. I received an e mail from an equipment supplier recently that was accidently deleted. They were promoting a new sled from prowler , it is yellow in color and you can either push or pull. It was a new economy model and was priced pretty cheap. Does this ring a bell with anyone? I have been searching and searching trying to find the model but I can't find it again. Anyone know what I am talking about? Any help is appreciated.

R. Alan Hester
08-10-2008, 08:34 AM
http://www.flexcart.com/members/elitefts/default.asp?m=PD&cid=305&pid=2294

This is the only economy prowler I know of. It is no yellow, though, so it may not be the one you are looking for.

joe waguespack
08-10-2008, 08:49 AM
Yeah, thanks

Thats not the one. It is a brand new model, it's yellow and it was under $200. Its driving me crazy!! I thought it was called the Prowler 3 , but searches aren't pulling anything up.

Thanks though

Craig Brown
08-10-2008, 11:18 AM
http://www.performbetter.com/detail.aspx_Q_ID_E_5287_A_rnd_E_13

Is the only sub-200 yellow sled I've seen.

joe waguespack
08-10-2008, 12:21 PM
http://www.performbetter.com/detail.aspx_Q_ID_E_5287_A_rnd_E_13

Is the only sub-200 yellow sled I've seen.

Thats the one Craig,

Thanks a million. I don't know why I had Prowler stuck in my head. You have put my mind at ease. Thanks again!

Leo Soubbotine
08-11-2008, 06:46 AM
That's a good sled and a good deal.

Jay Cohen
08-11-2008, 09:27 AM
Agree. I've wanted a Prowler, but with shipping, I'd have about 350 wrapped up.

This is a great deal.

Scott Kustes
08-11-2008, 09:36 AM
The Prowler is an evil bastard.

Mike ODonnell
08-11-2008, 09:42 AM
Agree. I've wanted a Prowler, but with shipping, I'd have about 350 wrapped up.

This is a great deal.

a real man pushes it home from the warehouse.....

Damn that thing is sick...love it. Need to find a place around here that has one of those.

Scott Kustes
08-12-2008, 10:09 AM
a real man pushes it home from the warehouse.....

Damn that thing is sick...love it. Need to find a place around here that has one of those.
We have one at the affiliate here. Sometimes Joey decides it'll be fun to just do an "easy" 8 rounds of about 90 ft with 90lbs. It's never fun.

joe waguespack
08-12-2008, 11:14 AM
Just ordered mine. I will let you guys know if this particular model is worthwhile once I get it in and put it through a few good tests.

Jay Cohen
08-12-2008, 01:59 PM
Good Job Joe;

Let me know how it works on non grass surfaces, say, running it up and down your street. I know the bottom will get scraped, which is not a big deal, and you can always repaint, just would not like to see the thin wall pipe wear thru.

Once you post, I'm ready to order, though that damn Powler is one sweet sled.
I keep emailing them looking for a scratch an dent, they just laugh.......

joe waguespack
08-12-2008, 02:09 PM
Will do Jay.

Jeremy Shepard
08-12-2008, 08:51 PM
I've got the Econo Prowler from EliteFTS and it's beyond awesome and horrifying at the same time. They are expensive. I picked up some farmer's bars from this guy cheap:

http://www.marunde-muscle.com/pitbull.html

And, I'm told that he has built a Prowler for other people. Every idea I've bounced off him he seems to be able to build, so it might be worth getting a quote from him.

Jay Cohen
08-13-2008, 01:53 AM
I've got the Econo Prowler from EliteFTS and it's beyond awesome and horrifying at the same time. They are expensive. I picked up some farmer's bars from this guy cheap:

http://www.marunde-muscle.com/pitbull.html

And, I'm told that he has built a Prowler for other people. Every idea I've bounced off him he seems to be able to build, so it might be worth getting a quote from him.

Jeremy;
Thanks for the link, I'll contact him.

PS. How does it hold up to using on non grass surfaces??

Jeremy Shepard
08-13-2008, 04:51 AM
PS. How does it hold up to using on non grass surfaces??

It's stout. I've used it on some pretty rocky asphalt and it works well if you can stand the sound of it scraping over it. I imagine it would be quite smooth on most concrete. If you use it often it should keep any rust off of it, but you might want to hit the bottom with some paint if you store it for the winter, though.

Craig Brown
08-13-2008, 10:57 AM
I'm can't recall where I saw it, but I do know folks bolt 2x4 skids (or just drag pallets with loads) onto their sleds for better longevity...and probably imoproved sonic pleasure.

Jeremy Shepard
08-13-2008, 04:15 PM
I'm can't recall where I saw it, but I do know folks bolt 2x4 skids (or just drag pallets with loads) onto their sleds for better longevity...and probably imoproved sonic pleasure.

My first homemade sled was basically plywood screwed onto two PVC pipes with upturns at the end to stop drag. It actually worked really well. I hadn't thought of doing anything like that with the Prowler, but it might work well.

Craig Brown
08-14-2008, 09:00 AM
Jeremy-

That's a pretty great idea, actually for the sled Joe is getting for outside use-
just cut some PVC lengthwise & & adhere it to the skids. Won't slide for shit indoors that way, but would add some lifespan to the tubing for pavement use. Might smell foul if you got moving fast enough....

We used to use corian 'pucks' glued to heavy gloves for sliders when longboarding...those and the round 'bumps' from the roads that got knocked loose- those last pretty much forever.

Paul McKirdy
08-14-2008, 09:11 PM
Brute Strength Gym here in Norfolk has about every implement known, including the Prowler II from Elite FTS. This thing has become an every single visit item for me along with the wheelbarrow :). 30 yards on the high holds and then 30 yards back on the low holds is definitely a party, not one with tea and crumpets but some kind of party surely. At the end of the third round trip, strange things happen not the least of which is definitely being VERY warmed up.

The back of their gym is a 40 yard concrete track, and the Prowler II is pushed up and down the concrete surely at least a hundred times a week. I personally contribute 10-20 trips depending on the week. It is holding up in a grand fashion so far, and they even take it out on the asphalt in the summer when the high school football kids use it. So yea, I would say it holds up very well.

In any event new feet can easily be welded onto it.

I like the wood foot idea for asphalt.

Jay Cohen
10-13-2008, 10:07 AM
Joe;

Did you get the sled, if so, any comments?
Thanks.

Jay

Edward Friedman
05-02-2009, 10:07 AM
I am curious about metal bottom sleds on concrete. More specifically, as I will be using it in a resedential driveway (blacktop,) am I likely to scratch the S#@!T out of the driveway, aesthetically speaking?

I'm inclined to go the "tire with a wooden shelf" route for this reason, but if someone has experience that the driveway is relatively unscathed I would just as soon go with something like this:http://www.grabcart.com/product/sports/misc/kiddietoys3362/Push-Pull-Training-Sled
or this:
http://www.newyorkbarbells.com/1160.html

TIA

Chris Rice
05-03-2009, 06:16 AM
I welded myself up an Econo model (easy to do) and I have a love - hate relationship with it. It's pretty much indestructible but it is loud going up and down my blacktop alley. I would like to find a way to quiet it down - just for my neighbors.