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Which Sled to Get...


#1

My shoulder is somewhat messed up at the moment and I am trying to figure out training options. I figure a sled is a good option, which I was planning to get anyway, so now is as good as time as any.

I just almost ordered the elitefts.com one on a whim, but figure it will take a week or more to get here so I should be more discerning.

I also considered a tire, but opted out of it.

I was wondering if anybody has purchased any of the following and has any input. Here are the 3 I found.

Elite Fitness: http://www.flexcart.com/members/elitefts/default.asp?m=PD&cid=120&pid=570

$305 after shipping w/ straps but no harness. Most expensive but I like the flat bottom and it has a 10" pole which would come in handy w/ bumper plates which it was I have in my garage gym.

http://www.flexcart.com/members/elitefts/default.asp?m=PD&cid=289&pid=2294

Econo prower. $269 pre shipping. Strap attachments w/o straps, still pretty expensive, but could be used for dragging exercises and pulling/pushing.

Westside Barbell:
http://www.westside-barbell.com/louies_equipment_line.htm

$150 after shipping w/ two straps. Flat bottom but I don't know dimensions or pole size.

Muscle Driver Sleds:
http://www.theg2scart.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=sled

$70/$100 pre shipping w/ harness. The one has handles, but it has two runners, not the flat bottom. This place has the cheapest kettlebells ive seen too (edit: and sandbags).

...I'm thinking either the econoprowler or muscle driver sled w/ the low handles for pushing. I'm not a rich man and that muscle driver for $100 w/ strap and a harness seems like the best option.

Any opinions or suggestions? Other suggestions worth considering? Has anybody used the muscledriver sled and can give a review?

Thanks.


#2

my friends gym has what look to be the muscle drive sleds with the handles. there gym has a weird carpet flooring but these work well. eventually i want to get something too, and this seems like one of the better options.

i dont know how it would hold up/move on pavement tho, or even in the grass…


#3

Elite’s sled is on sale for $190 inbluding shipping right now, comes with a nylon strap.

http://www.flexcart.com/members/elitefts/default.asp?m=PD&cid=114&pid=8


#4

Get a sled from Spud, my buddy builds all his equipment and it is top notch and very reasonably priced.

http://www.southcarolinabarbell.com/salestemplate/newhome.asp?Category=8


#5

My gym’s sleds have runners and we always drag them on the pavement. We also have a tendency to destroy equipment.

The only time I’ve dragged a flat sled was up and down concrete hills. I can’t say if one or the other handles better because that workout really sucked. But, everything Spud sells is awesome. crosses fingers hoping he’ll see this and send me a harness for saying such nice things


#6

Having both a sled and an econoprowler, I say the econoprowler. My sled gather rust now because I never use it anymore. It will do everything the sled does and more. go to a farm supply store and buy a tow strap and some links and you will be good to go as far as a strap goes.


#7

[quote] Matt wrote:
Get a sled from Spud, my buddy builds all his equipment and it is top notch and very reasonably priced.

http://www.southcarolinabarbell.com/salestemplate/newhome.asp?Category=8[/quote]

Spud’s stuff is great. Borderline indestructible.


#8

Thanks for the input.

Its hard to not get the muscle driver one for cheap w/ push handles and a harness, not just straps, so apologies to the friends of spud, but I’m getting the muscle driver.


#9

$30 at a welding shop or free if you have some scrap iron and a welder. Sorry for the piss poor quality.

I’m hoping to get the Prowler for my birthday. Elite has it for $245 right now.