i want/need half chaps but icant find any that fit im onloy 4'11 so I need child length ones but my claves are very big and the ones tht fir on my claves are way too long
^Look through Tredsteps line of half chaps. Their size chart is endless. It's the only brand with enough size options to accomodate my awkward leg proportion, and they have lasted me forever.
I've never heard of gripping with your calves. That just makes you end up off balance with a pretty forward pitch. I've always been taught to have light contact everywhere, but never grippy. Knees and ankles act as springs, seat is your balance point, and heels set your leg.