Somewhat related to my other thread. Could you please share the experience?
Thanks for sharing! Just curious, are they heavy or light?I use these irons : Intec UMS 6-Way Stirrup Irons - Dover Saddlery.
they may be pricey, but in my opinion they were worth the money. My knees would always ache right after I rode, but they are fine with these irons! I love how bendy they are, I think they also help with keeping my heel down
Really?! I've never EVER heard of this happening! And being a hunter almost everyone I know has jointed stirrups! I remember reading GM didn't like the jointed stirrups b/c they were a 'fad' and he's a big advocate of traditional but I never heard him mention that. Interesting.If you have knee or ankle issues, then I see no problem with the jointed irons. But my personal opinoin, if you are Eventing or doing Jumping, that you are better off with the ol' Fillis Irons.
The jointed irons, have been known to fall apart during a ride, and riders have ended up in accidents because their iron breaks during the middle of their ride.
George Morris wrote an article on them because they became quite the fad in the Hunter Ring - and he wrote an article against them because of this fault in their design.
Not much longer after reading this article, I was at an Event when there was a rider who ended up in this predicament because her jointed iron broke during her CC run.
For that reason, I wont, I refuse, to own jointed irons.
I have no knee or ankle issues, and I refuse to buy an iron that is a fad with riders. I don't follow trends or fads - and I am glad to know that I am safe and secure in my irons.
I actually heard about it too. But I've seen hunter/jumpers use them quite a lot. My concern with the jointed is that if you have issues with ankle (which I do) because the flexes they can cause some issues. Not sure as far as It's correct.Really?! I've never EVER heard of this happening! And being a hunter almost everyone I know has jointed stirrups! I remember reading GM didn't like the jointed stirrups b/c they were a 'fad' and he's a big advocate of traditional but I never heard him mention that. Interesting.
Cool! Thanks! I actually posted another thread about experience with these particular irons.I use these:
No more expensive than middle of the road Fillis irons, no moving parts, but less likely to hang up on. I actually keep these stirrups a lot better than my old Fillis irons.
Obviously the quality of the metal, and the weight.I have the dumb question to all people using Fillis stirrups. What is the difference between them besides the price?
I mean say this (cheap one)
Fillis Style Stirrup Irons - Dover Saddlery.
and this (expensive) one
Herm Sprenger Fillis Stirrup Irons - Dover Saddlery.