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Old 08-12-2008, 11:14 AM   #11
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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.
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Old 08-12-2008, 01:59 PM   #12
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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.......
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Old 08-12-2008, 02:09 PM   #13
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Will do Jay.
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Old 08-12-2008, 08:51 PM   #14
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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.
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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??
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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.
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Old 08-13-2008, 10:57 AM   #17
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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.
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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.
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Old 08-14-2008, 09:00 AM   #19
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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.
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Old 08-14-2008, 09:11 PM   #20
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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.
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