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Sled vs. Prowler


#1

Is there really that much of a difference between a sled and prowler? Is there really that much of a difference between a push/pull sled and prowler? Between those three, what would you get if you were going to use it on both grass and concrete?


#2

Yes, there’s definitely a difference. It’s difficult to explain what it is, but a prowler is definitely a much better option if you’re able to get one. It’s just a different animal altogether.


#3

I am looking at a push/pull sled like the Rogue dog sled (two rails) vs. a prowler like the EliteFTS prowler (three points of contact). They seem fairly identical but I have never played sports nor have I ever used a prowler or sled, so I figured I would turn to you guys.


#4

Oh well in that case, it probably doesn’t make much of a difference. Either one of those is great.


#5

Training wise it doesn’t matter.

It is a question of cost and convenience.


#6

Yes, there is a difference as explained in the new book. I wouldn’t use the Prowler on grass - the sled can be used on grass.

Training wise is does matter. One is not “better” than the other; they are different beasts. I use my Prowler much more than my sled; but if I only had a sled, I’d make sure it can hold a shit ton of weight (8 or more 45lbs plates).


#7

Damn, you’re right. Pg. 246-249. My bad :confused: