-go to a sporting good store where they rent skis, ask them a garbage pair, usually thy give you for free.have to cut in half, and you use the part with the slopes.
-a metal trapezoid (with small “feet” for later linkage to the frame), go to someone who can knit metal, add a pipe over the trapezoidd for weight plates, and a loop in the front part to attach a rope.
link the 2 skis qith the metla frame, 2 holes in each ski
-use a weight belt, attach the cord to il
in this way ti is really smooth, boh on grass and on track.
I am the King of Cheap, as I have a zero dollar budget…and that’s in CDN $.
For agility ladder, I use nylon strapping that costs about $0.20/ft… For the rungs I use the material from old election signs (we have LOTS of elections in Canada). The material is corragated plastic. Just cut it into 1 in. strips about 3’ long. Fold it and use a heavy duty staple gun and electrical tape to fasten it to the straps. I put a ring at each end of the straps to stake it to the ground.
Sleds. Anything heavy works. It depends on the surface available.
Tires - all surfaces (concrete, ashphalt, grass, gravel)
Something you might find even more usefulland more versital than an agility ladder, are about 10 rope rings approx. 20" (.5m) in diameter.
You can put them in line and use them as a ladder or arrange them in different configurations for random agility work. Zig-zag pattern, curves, etc.
In a straight line, leave about 6" (15cm) between the rings. Right foot in the ring, hop to 2 feet between the rings. Then do the series with the other foot. Alternating feet is difficult to do fast. You will soon learn which is your smart foot and which is your dumb foot.
I don’t know how much this really improves foot speed or agility, but for it makes for a great active warm-up activity and kids love to do it.
Sounds like low intensity plyos to me.
Be very careful…some of US are old people.
Instead of taking the tire ON the bus, just take the tires OFF the bus and use them. And don’t worry about people looking at you funny carrying something on a bus. They will do plenty of that once you start dragging the sled.
Just tell them you’re building a runway for alien space ships to land.
Don’t use rope to make an agility ladder. It won’t work.
I tried making a ladder out of rope. It is humanly IMPOSSIBLE to get all the rungs equal length and to get the spacing even is just as difficult. I find the rings more versital. Ladders also have a tendency to get tangled when rolled up.
with my sled that I use at home, I bought a Harness from speedcity.com, then I tied a short rope to the harness and with the short rope i tied a 15lb plaster plate to it. Works pretty good to me. Because if you buy a sled, the sled will already weight 35lbs. And you only need 10% of bw on it. So i wouldnt buy a sled only unless you were a 350lb sprinter!
small section of sheet metal, gall.
place two inches over edge of cement or hard table and gently tap with hammer along line a bit at a time till a 30 degree angle is present along 1 length.
drill two holes both corners of bent edge to hold a small shakle each
attach 1m of chain to each shackle.
attach 10m of rope to centre of chain
attach other end of rope to gym belt (harness is way uncomforable), gym belt to be worn backwards
weld 12mm x 50mm round tube to centre of sheet metal
Add weights to sled over the top of round tube, attach gym belt (backwards) to yourself, attempt to run fast!