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        06-15-2008, 11:40 PM

    Hey ya'll, this lady I trail ride with has special stirrups on her sadle that almost have springs or something on the side that she says take the weight off her knees and anckles and help alot. I may buy some, but I wanted to find out if it would be a good investment, do they seem to work good for ya'll?
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        06-16-2008, 09:32 AM
    I'm not sure what you mean by "springs" but I can see something like that being helpful for knee problems. Do you know what they're called?
        06-16-2008, 09:35 AM
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    Are you talking about Herm Sprenger jointed stirrups like these?

    I have the knock off version. HS's are like, $200 and the knock offs (by Meta Lab) are only $40! And ride exactly the same. I do think they're more comfortable and do reduce joint fatigue, but they aren't miracle stirrups so don't set your expectations too high.
        06-16-2008, 12:02 PM
    Those are the ones, lol. And oh I know nothing will stop it all the way, I just want a little more give ffrom the stirrups when I ride, but thanks for al the help
        06-16-2008, 12:28 PM
    Yes, I use them when I take jumping lessons at my trainers--their on her saddles. I don't mind them but I'd rather have the original Filis stirrups. I think the more solid the stirrup, the more you can flex your ankle and bring your heel down. I'm sure they are very helpful for those with knee problems, but I personally don't use them unless they are already on the saddle.
        06-16-2008, 02:18 PM
    I have the Herm Sprenger Bow Balance stirrups. They cost be around $210 I believe.

    I have always had bad knees since I could remember and I saw them and saw that they helped to alleviate the pain, so I bought them. These are the best stirrups my feet have ever been in!

    They are bent and are made for your right and left foot. (they have a little R and L so you know which stirrup is which)

    IF you have the money to spend, I would recommend them


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