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AyyyBaw
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Sled for home gym - flooring question
I've made up my mind to purchase a weight sled. I would like to use it for heavier pushes and pulls, but also for lighter conditioning work from time to time. I currently have a garage gym with 3/4" stall mats on half of it and bare concrete on the other half. I'm looking at the Rouge Slice sled with plastic skis mainly because I have heard the plastic skis reduce damage and noise and this sled has a minimal footprint when folded up. Does anyone have any experience with a sled like this in a home gym? Mainly looking for insight into if it can perform on the stall mats, or if anyone has put turf like material over stall mats. Any idea on how loud this would be on concrete with the plastic kit on the rails? Thanks!


Rep520
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re: Sled for home gym - flooring question
I have the Rogue S-25 Fat Boy sled. The negative I've heard on plastic runners is they tend to chip and can make the actual push/pull harder.

I just use mine out in the street. It makes noise like metal being dragged over asphalt. I would expect the same sort of scraping with plastic on concrete, but it's nothing crazy. None of the neighbors have minded me doing it at 7 pm.

Never tried it on mats, so I don't know there.


lsu777
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re: Sled for home gym - flooring question
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I just use mine out in the street. It makes noise like metal being dragged over asphalt. I would expect the same sort of scraping with plastic on concrete, but it's nothing crazy. None of the neighbors have minded me doing it at 7 pm.

Never tried it on mats, so I don't know there.


Yea I'm in the same position. I use the street or my yard.

I couldn't imagine it would push very well in the stall mats though. Like at all.


Rep520
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re: Sled for home gym - flooring question
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I couldn't imagine it would push very well in the stall mats though. Like at all.


This is my thought, although I don't know. The friction is already decent outside, and the stall mats already tend to be sticky.

One of the same things that makes the stall mats great for lifting (grippy surface) seems like it would cut against a sled.


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AyyyBaw
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re: Sled for home gym - flooring question
That all makes sense. I typically train at 5 AM, so I was trying to think of a way to get my sled on at that time without being too loud. At a normal time of the day I'll just use the driveway, but with a 2 year old I gotta get it in when I can, which is usually predawn. I've seen some people use short indoor/outdoor carpet, which is cheap to try so I might try that just to see it works or not.


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TigerDeacon
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re: Sled for home gym - flooring question
I have pushed a sled on mats and concrete. I think I prefer it on mats, especially if the concrete has any uneven sections where two slabs connect.


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