- Wide Base Stirrups
- FreeJump Safety Stirrups Soft Up Pro with Flexible Release Single Outer Branch [HUNTER APPROVED]
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- About Flex-On stirrups
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Wide Base StirrupsFlex-on has totally re-invented the stirrup, creating a revolutionary design based on the founders' unique combination of high-tech engineering expertise and high-level competitive riding experience. Flex-on stirrups provide an extraordinarily stable and comfortable ride that has to be experienced to be believed. They feature a number of unique design features:. The range consists of the standard "Balance" model and the premium "Pro-Balance". Both incorporate the same engineering with all the features outlined above, but the Pro model features a frame of milled out of solid aerospace-grade aluminium, rather than the less expensive to manufacture steel reinforced composite of the standard model. In addition, the Pro model features four-point support between the frame and footbed rather than the two point support in the composite model, which can provide greater stability when coming down hard off jumps. For others, the composite model typically works equally well at a rather lower cost, and offers a greater range of options to customise the colour scheme of the stirrups. Flex-on used to produce a Junior model of their Composite stirrups, but have now discontinued it. They have also recently released a new "Safe-on" range of composite-based safety stirrups, which we also sell, and are developing a Junior version of these. Flex-on offers a uniquely wide range of options, outlined below, that allow the rider to customise the stirrups to their requirements and tastes. Based on our own testing and feedback from riders we've selected what we believe to be the best technical options covered below. We hold stock of stirrups made with these recommended options, and in the most popular colours. We are able to order from Flex-on any other configuration of options desired, with a typical lead-time of weeks. Flex-on have informed us that they are discontinuing the mixed footbed type that we have generally recommended for UK riders, and can now no longer supply this footbed type. At the moment we still have stock of Composite stirrups in black, grey and brown and Alu stirrups in Sidereal Grey with mixed ultra-grip footbeds, but we regret we can now only supply custom stirrups with inclined or flat footbeds. We have ordered a couple of pairs of stirrups with flat footbed to offer as testers and will be very interested in feedback on these. Flex-on have submitted their stirrups for a scientific study comparing their effects to those of two other brands, including another high-end design. The study, conducted by Sport Controle, a respected French organisation specialising in biomechanical and other sport-related assessments, measured both the riders' posture and movement through kinematic analysis and accelerometer measurements. These showed improved riding position and less stress on the riders' joints compared with the other stirrups, which was also borne out by the riders' subjective comments. See Flex-on's own site here for further details. See our Flex-on range here. About Flex-On stirrups Flex-on has totally re-invented the stirrup, creating a revolutionary design based on the founders' unique combination of high-tech engineering expertise and high-level competitive riding experience. The composite model's steel core protects against the risk of breakages experienced with some composite-framed stirrups. Pro aluminium The range consists of the standard "Balance" model and the premium "Pro-Balance". Customisation options Flex-on offers a uniquely wide range of options, outlined below, that allow the rider to customise the stirrups to their requirements and tastes. Both models also allow you to choose the colour of the elastomers under the footbed the effect of these is more visible with the larger elastomers of the composite model. See the product pages for detail on the colour options available for each model. For the Balance models, we hold in stock for immediate delivery in black, dark grey and brown frames with matching elastomers, with other options available with weeks' lead time. We hold stock of all three Pro frame colour options, all with black elastomers. Flex-on supplies the stirrups as standard with black inserts, with the "on" in Flex-on coloured to match the elastomers. Our stock products come with the standard black insert provided by Flex-on. There is also a flat footbed option, as well as a specially shaped deeper footbed for endurance riding which is offered only on a specific endurance model only. In our own testing with various riders, the mixed inclination footbed was universally preferred, both for jumping and dressage: this is the one we recommend, and fit to our stocked versions. Flex-on themselves tend to recommend the inclined footbed, particularly for jumping, but it must be borne in mind that French jumpers are trained to ride with a shorter leg than is normal in the UK. We have encountered several customers who have bought Flex-ons with inclined footbeds from other outlets, only to find the stirrups hurt due to the stretch on their calf and achilles tendon: a switch to mixed inclination footbeds tends to cure this issue. We strongly recommend the "ultra-grip": it greatly adds to grip and stability; we supply ultra-grip as standard with our stocked stirrups the only exception is for children and very light-weight adults, where we recommend the version without studs. We have had no negative experience with the studs damaging boot soles or causing injury, nor holding the boot in during falls. The studs are also legal under Dressage rules. We keep stock of all four footbed variants mixed vs.
FreeJump Safety Stirrups Soft Up Pro with Flexible Release Single Outer Branch [HUNTER APPROVED]
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About Flex-On stirrups
The AIR safety stirrup features ergonomic foot beds, ensuring full support of the rider's leg. In addition, the patented and smart technology of the safety feature allows the foot to be held in place during regular riding, with easy escape when needed without compromising the stirrup. The AIR Stirrup is available in silver and black shown. The Anatomic is JIN's latest evolution in technical stirrups. It features a patented, ergonomic footbed angled to contour the rider's foot, providing additional support and stability to foot, ankle and knee. JIN Helmets are built with strength and safety in mind; protecting your most precious asset - your head. The strength of the shell allows for an inner foam that is softer and less dense, increasing the cushioning effect during a fall. Air vents are designed to increase interior air flow without creating dangerous obstructions that may catch or snag during a fall. The JIN helmet collection features 7 styles, each with many color options. The anodic oxidization surface treatment provides a long lasting and colorful finish, and the lightweight aluminum ensures a softer feel for horse and rider. The Next Generation of Technical Riding. Leading the Way in Helmet Safety. The lightweight feel and shape of these stirrups allowed me to correctly place and keep my balance deep in my heel while remaining on the ball of my foot. Got the chance to jump a few horses yesterday and love the stirrups. The design is really perfect to give you great security in your lower leg. Featured Categories.