Robert, here's the cliffnotes of the story.
Someone made a set of sliders at home. Then simply showed them off on WAL and was instantly attacked as copying EVO, stealing from EVO, was going to kill himself, was going to kill everybody around him, it was ridiculously funny. Apparently, to WAL, EVO invented the concept of the rock slider and everything else is a blatant ripoff of EVO.
So it is really just a joke without being a dig at EVO at the same time.
gt1guy you are a suave and elegant mofo.
Forgive me if my interpretation of your equation "God to Eddie to EVO to Some guy ... " was not bashing EVO... I apparently made an ass out of my self by assuming the association of Eddie to EVO was bashing...carry on...
I don't know of your slider design
No harm no foul sir. Making an ass of one's self on the internet is the spice of life. Beers are on me if you ever make it this way north.
If my memory serves, I built mine from 102x steel 1.75 OD DOM (.120 WT) tubes, first with angle then later with tube cross members and a sandwich of (I think) 3/16" scrap I had laying around. Welding tube is hard (for me) and the results were meh and I spent a lot of time smoothing the boogers out. Ultimately after some trial and error, I burned the sliders to plates on the frame.
To do over again, I probably should have just bought VKS and saved a billion hours of cutting / fitting / welding / grinding / gouging / re-fitting / screaming / yelling / crying / comfort eating / drinking / yelling at the frame / grinding / fitting / welding / painting. Some day when my delicate ego can handle you assholes critiquing my work, I may post some photos.
I'm really looking forward to my axle project though.