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Herm Sprenger Bow Balance Stirrup

Herm Sprenger
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Herm Sprenger Bow Balance Stirrup ensures improved leg position. Changing the weight ratio on the Herm Sprenger Bow Balance Stirrups results in perfect balance and great comfort for the rider. Shock absorbing grip is achieved by a widened tread made of rubber with two types of properties.

The internationally renowned System 4 technology used in these stirrups enables immediate release of the foot in case of emergency.

Bow Balance design provides easy "pick up" upon mounting as they require very little effort on the rider's part - a simple touch of the foot to the stirrups and it gently folds onto the rider's foot.

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    Herm Sprenger Bow Balance Stirrup is rated 4.55 out of 5 by 60.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these irons! After struggling with a problematic left leg (PT says I have "weird bio-mechanics)-- tendonitis in the top of my foot, sore ankle, patellar tendonitis and IT band syndrome--I was ready to try something new after a sore summer of riding that culminated in blowing the left iron during a less-than-stellar attempt by my boy over a fence (he is learning to jump) and my subsequently landing in the dirt. My trainer sneakily called Santa Claus (aka Mom and Dad) and I have had much happier rides since Christmas. My left leg stays much quieter because my ankle isn't fatigued and I LOVE the wide grippy footbed on them. I honestly don't think I would have eaten dirt if I had been using these irons! A word of warning though--I agree with both my trainers that these are not good for beginners. You have to have a leg first as these are much lighter and have a lot more flexion in all directions than standard irons. You have to know where to put your leg first as these do not help you with it.
    Date published: 2014-12-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for knee pain but questioning the "bow"... I have been riding in those for 6-8 months now, and I can say with confidence that I will never ride in regular stirrups again! (actually I do on my trail ride saddle, and hate every minute of the ride and after the ride!). After a hard one hour lesson of flat/jumping, my knees do not hurt anymore! The hinges provide the flexibility to relieve pain, but are firm enough that your lower leg is not flapping around all over the place! My trainer never made a negative comment on my leg position after I started riding in them. Actually I think it helps me drive my ankles deeper and I feel more secure over the jumps...I gave it four stars because to me the bow shape doesnt not help picking up a loose iron, so I feel that I overpaid quite a bit for that feature...
    Date published: 2014-12-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better...but not great I've been riding for 9 years and have had knee pain since (essentially) the very beginning. After going on several long, painful rides at the beginning of this past season, I decided to try these and see if they helped. I didn't read the box because I was so excited to get them on and I accidentally put them the wrong sides. That being said, I rode in it and it was immediate relief. My knees felt so much more stable and several of my equitation problems (problems that caused a lot of pain) disappeared.After reading the box later I went and checked, and switched them to their correct sides. I found it much harder to get my feet in the stirrups and my good knee hurt more with them on the correct side. I spent several of the next days switching them back and forth and purposely forgetting if they were correct side or not and having them on the opposite side won hands down.The only reason I gave these $240 stirrups a 4 is that these stirrups are not a cure all. Is it easier for me to go on long rides with these stirrups? Yes. Do I still have knee pain? Absolutely. Was it worth the $240 for the improved equitation slightly more relief on long rides? Not too sure. I am glad I bought them, I just wish they worked a little better.
    Date published: 2014-11-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love them Knée and ankle pain is all gone. Did a 25 mile ride in them&no problems.
    Date published: 2014-10-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely The Best!! These stirrups are super easy on your legs and knees and when you lose your stirrup, they are always very easy to get your foot back into them again! My feet don't slip at all in these.
    Date published: 2014-10-08
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Beautiful quality, but did not work for me. I bought these stirrups to solve a problem I have with numbness in the ball of my right foot when riding. I looked at them for a long time prior to purchasing and the reviews were good. As with all Sprenger products the quality and craftsmanship are wonderful. They are nicely made and I am sure are built to last. However, the one concern I had was that my previous jointed stirrups were too springy and I felt like I couldn't keep my leg still or heel down. That isn't a problem I typically have, it only happened with the jointed stirrups. Unfortunately, these stirrups caused the same issue for me. While it's easy to keep your irons it never quite feels like you have the right tension against the iron.The springy feeling gave me too much feedback and I feel like it compromised my base of support. I tried them a couple times and returned them as I simply do not like the feeling of a springy stirrup. For those who do I am sure these are the best on the market.
    Date published: 2014-09-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great BUT This was a birthday gift for my daughter that she requested. She loved them, but her riding instructor says she developed a bad habit and would like to exchange them for the MDC Comfort Stirrup #13785. Is this possible? I no longer have the paper work that came with the order.
    Date published: 2014-09-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these I have had these stirrups for about 2 weeks. I got them because my knees hurt after a long trail ride, and sometimes the balls of my feet were tingling. I have used them about 6 times now. I like the wide foot bed with rubber. My previous stirrups had a metal grate. So far, no knee pain!
    Date published: 2014-08-19
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