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    Homemade gym equipment


    Hello all,

    I'm a fabricator based in central Maryland, and i've recently got into building gym equipment like the prowler and push-up spikes.

    I was looking for new equipment to build for a better price than typically offered and I figured these forums would be the best place to start. I'm looking for ideas, not commitments, so if you've ever had an idea on a new product or to modify an existing one, I'de love to hear it.... Thanks in advance! Also, I cannot respond to Pms until my post count hits 7, please e-mail me at ironcladfabrication@gmail.com if you'de like personal feedback.

    When I get home, I will add a photo of a prowler I made with mods. It's uncoated, but was later zinc primed and then coated the frame silver and posts/skids gloss black.
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    Here are a few photos, original sled and a modified, both raw and then coated.


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    This looks pretty BA. Can we get some "in use" shots...That would be awesome
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    I have a short video on my phone, but I can't upload from it...i'll email it and upload it when I get home.
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    I can't upload the video for some reason, I'll see if I can't get anyone to send me an action shot in the future.

    Here is a picture of the push-up spikes not coated.


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    This is nice work
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    I would love to put your creations through the ringer, they look beasty

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    Thanks steel!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron_Clad View Post
    Thanks steel!

    Where do you live TG?
    Originally from Western NY, but currently in the Raleigh area of NC
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    I could probably do one of those "if it fits, it ships" boxes of the push-up spikes.

    I'de have to check on the shiiping for the sled though. I'll have them texture coated within a few days, and I could post a picture tonight of the larger size 1 5/8" vs smaller 1"
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    That would be outstanding. Definitely let me know on some pricing, and if I can get them to NC I will do photoshoot for your creations and post them up. Im a high school art teacher on summer vacation so I have plenty of time on my hands...it'll give me something creative to do as well.

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    Here is a side by side shot of the 1 5/8" and 1" Push-Up Spikes.

    I'm going to have these coated in a textured black, similiar to the bedliner called Line-X for extra grip.

    TG, I'll try and get you a price quote within the next week including shipping. Thanks man!

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    These look great, I'll be looking forward to it.

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    Subbed to see more pics if you end up doing more things, beautiful work.
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    I'm making a traditional drag sled this afternoon, and i'm working on creating a mock ab wheel. Once I get the mock together i'll put out money for something more appealing to the eye. I'll be doing a yoke and some sort of farmers walk bars in the future.

    I'm working on getting photos so I can create a site as well. I'm talking 6-12 months out though.
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    Wow, really good looking equipment! Wish I had your skills cause I could seriously use some of that !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eizbear View Post
    Wow, really good looking equipment! Wish I had your skills cause I could seriously use some of that !! Subbed!
    I could always ship...i've sold the prowlers for less than half of what elitefts has...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron_Clad View Post
    I could always ship...i've sold the prowlers for less than half of what elitefts has...
    Any ideas on pricing and shipping to NC yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurningGreen View Post
    Any ideas on pricing and shipping to NC yet?
    The PO is on my ttd list this afternoon, right after I get pricing on an ab workout machine i'm putting together
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    More work!

    a standard sized dragging sled and a olympic(plate) sized sled.

    These are the first two i've done, I'm not exactly thrilled with them but I guess they are practical. I'm going to keep researching different brands and options other drag sleds have and re-do the plan before I finalize anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron_Clad View Post
    I could always ship...i've sold the prowlers for less than half of what elitefts has...
    You ship to Sweden too?

    Are you building from top of your head or are you following some sort of schematics ?
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    I typically make a mock piece, then change and modify the piece til it suits my preference.
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    The Drag sleigh? is that one of those things that runners use? I need one of those
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    You can use it for anything concerning lower body strength/endurance. I've sold prowlers to strongmen and ironmen(triathalons)...so they work both ways
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    Any suggestions on gear I should make that is or is not on the market? I'm thinking of building a reverse hyper, I just want to see one in person. I just finished 2 drag sleds and had both the push-up spikes and sleds coated.
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    Pretty sweet to see others that do their own equipment too! I have been looking into building a couple prowlers to have races with. Push them down the alley so far, turn around and pull them back. Would def be a killer workout!
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    You sell this stuff? I'd be very interested in pricing on the sled and prowler.

    Have you considered building a monolift?
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    Here is the finished products of the two drag sleds and the larger set of push-up spikes. I'm thrilled with the spikes, but I think i'm going to make changes to the sleds. I'm not sure if it is better to have just one single loop in the front of the sled for attaching or to break it down like I did with two different attachments. I always appreciate feedback good or bad. Thanks to all that have responded so far

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    The sleighs are lovely, the center tubes are two different sizes?
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    Very cool pieces there.
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    Sorry I_C, No body wants to throw down on a sled with me, and right now I just cant afford to purchase one myself. I would like to order some spikes though. What your method of payment? I would prefer PayPal if you have an account. I'll definitely get some action shots for you too.
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    Oh, and the pieces look top notch with the coating. Well done sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurningGreen View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrodz View Post
    The sleighs are lovely, the center tubes are two different sizes?
    Yes, one for standard sized plates 1" holes and another for olympic plates which have 2" holes
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    The spikes have a textured coating. Thats why they're not glossy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TurningGreen View Post
    Sorry I_C, No body wants to throw down on a sled with me, and right now I just cant afford to purchase one myself. I would like to order some spikes though. What your method of payment? I would prefer PayPal if you have an account. I'll definitely get some action shots for you too.
    I'll set one up on monday and ship them on on tuesday if possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMeatus101 View Post
    Im in Goldsboro
    Nice man, Im in Sanford. Not too far from you
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron_Clad View Post
    I'll set one up on monday and ship them on on tuesday if possible.
    Sounds Great I_C please keep me informed. I'm looking forward to beating on those spikes.

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    Nice, I have never tried spikes do you have a price range? Would like to pick up a set, possibly a 2" oly sled too but have to see if my gym owner will let me keep it there.
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