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kitten_Val 05-06-2010 12:59 PM

Jump cups - what kind?
I'm getting pair of standards and need to get jump cups for them... So my question is it better to get metallic ones (Metal Jump Cups - Dover Saddlery.) or plastic (Plastic Jump Cups (Equine - Stable Equipment Supplies - Training Accessories)

The poles will be treated, so I assume will be on heavy side...

Alwaysbehind 05-06-2010 01:02 PM

All my years of dealing with jump cups I vote buy something that does not require pins!

No matter what you attach the pins to the cups with you will loose your pins and always be looking for something to use as a pin.

I know someone who uses the plastic cups with nubs on the back that go into a pin bar. Much easier to use.
I found them several places. Do a search for jump cups and tracks.
Since your one link was Dover I picked the Dover link for here. They actually offer several different styles.

If you go with the type with pins I am betting the plastic are plenty heavy duty enough for your rails. I have metal and they rust and are heavy if you are carrying them around in a bucket.

kitten_Val 05-06-2010 01:12 PM

Wow! That was fast! Thanks a lot, Always! Just one more (dumb) question: those without pins... How do they hold on standard? Do I need something special to attach them to?

Alwaysbehind 05-06-2010 01:20 PM

Yes, you have to buy the track that goes with them. You can see it in that photo behind the cup. The cup goes into those slots.

The track is mounted on the inside face of the standard. It does save you the hassle of trying to drill the holes straight thru the standard.

This shows the track a little better than the last cup ad did.

Here is the track that goes with the first link (in the other post) I gave you.

kitten_Val 05-06-2010 01:58 PM

Thanks so much! Very helpful!

kmacdougall 05-06-2010 04:43 PM

I have the plastic ones for a variety of reasons - they're cheap, durable, don't rust, light, and you can flip them over for hanging planks.
What I did was get my dad to make me a ton of extra pins. If you have someone to do this for you, the plastic ones are a steal.

gypsygirl 05-06-2010 08:54 PM

i personally like the metal ones. its also pretty easy to tie a string from the cup to the pin so you dont lose them.

kitten_Val 05-06-2010 10:26 PM

Thank you, All! I think I gonna order those plastic ones from valleyvet. I don't plan to move them too often anyway, so hopefully pins won't be such a problem. :wink:

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