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petitepyromaniac 02-04-2011 04:06 PM

Wintec Webbers causing bruising?
 
Wintec Webbers bruise my shins pretty bad, and I don't know why. It's bruising me through my breeches and half chaps! Does this happen to anyone else?

Additional info: It's worse the higher my stirrups are. And yes, the stirrup is at the ball of my foot.

I don't use them anymore, but I did like how flat they were under my thigh...

VanillaBean 02-04-2011 06:21 PM

Wow, thats strange!

I ahve webbers and i have never had a problem...

Do leathers of other brands bother you?

VB

gottatrot 02-04-2011 08:08 PM

Yep, I don't love them. They can trap your skin between the saddle and the webber. I prefer regular leathers. But I've never had an issue when I used them with half chaps. It might have to do with the length of stirrup you ride with that makes them worse for you.

petitepyromaniac 02-04-2011 10:58 PM

Normal leathers don't bother me at all! Just the webbers. They're fine if they're at a dressage length, but if I move them up to jump in them, that's when I start getting big bruises. It's weird!

Eliz 02-04-2011 11:33 PM

Would you all reccomend not getting them? I've heard nothing but good things about them until now.

I ride in tall boots. But I was thinking about buying them for my new wintec... should I not??

Brighteyes 02-04-2011 11:37 PM

Even at jumping length, my webbers have never bothered me a bit... I don't' think it's a problem that all riders will experience with these particular webbers, but just something that happens to you due to some strange conditions -- maybe the way you hold your leg or maybe you have sesitive skin on your shin? My shins tend to bruise easier than the rest of my body... I would just get some new leathers, personally.

petitepyromaniac 02-05-2011 12:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eliz (Post 916786)
Would you all reccomend not getting them? I've heard nothing but good things about them until now.

I ride in tall boots. But I was thinking about buying them for my new wintec... should I not??

From the sounds of it, I guess it's only me that gets bruised! Other than that I really liked them, so I say get them if you want to!

Amlalriiee 02-06-2011 07:27 PM

they can pinch my leg at times if I don't use half chaps (but regular ones pinch me and rub as well). Overall I really love them. they are so nice and flat under your leg...whereas regular ones bruise my upper thighs from where they attach and fold over....guess it may depend on the particular rider and shape of their body?

Tulula81 04-27-2011 03:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Amlalriiee (Post 919085)
they can pinch my leg at times if I don't use half chaps (but regular ones pinch me and rub as well). Overall I really love them. they are so nice and flat under your leg...whereas regular ones bruise my upper thighs from where they attach and fold over....guess it may depend on the particular rider and shape of their body?

I was looking into getting a pair. Seeing how you love them, have you noticed if they wear more or less on the leather of your saddle? I read somewhere that because of the synthetic material, they might rub more?

Thanks!

JamieLeighx 04-27-2011 03:36 PM

i hate hate hate hate hate my wintec saddle! I hate it so much its so uncomfy and hard but beggers cant be choosers :(
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