Freejump Boots among the most popular riding boots

For those riders that already ride in Freejump Boots, they are ahead of the curve. They enjoy unparalleled comfort, wear and modern styling. This combination of comfort and style is offered only by Freejump.

But for those riders that are on the edge about Freejump Boots, one small piece of advise. Sometimes, boots look different on a shelf versus when worn by a rider. Give Freejump Boots a try. You will experience an unprecedented level of comfort and style. In fact, with most riders that make the jump to Freejump, rarely , if ever use their tall boots. Such is the allure of Freejump.

All Day Comfort : Freejump Liberty XC EVO Boots

Liberty XC EVO Boots Shown with Liberty XC EVO Chaps

Liberty XC EVO Boots Shown with Liberty XC EVO Chaps

Riders are tough on their boots. This means that boots must be comfortable and durable for all-day wear. Between the water, dirt and footing, the boots have to be tough to handle it all. Freejump Liberty XC EVO Boots are just that and more. A separate rubber lining sewn between the upper and sole of the boot provides added protection against water. The tongue of the boot has been re-designed to ease an ergonomic fit. The shape of the tongue enables a contoured fit around the ankle.

Freejump has always been at the forefront of innovation. The Freejump Liberty XC Boots now feature a centralized elastic jock strapping. This elastic band provides better ankle support (sigh for all those that have bad ankles).

 

Jock Strapping that is designed for an ergonomic fit and ankle support


 

Liberty XC EVO Black Boots

Liberty XC EVO Black Boots


 

Liberty XC EVO Brown Boots

Liberty XC EVO Brown Boots

Anatomical Foot : SIDAS InSole

Freejump brings the best of technology into their offering. The boots also have a removable SIDAS in sole that is 3D shaped. SIDAS is a world-leader in in sole and foot protection technology. We all know that the sole is where the rubber meets the road. This part of the boot is essential to ensure good positioning which leads to good posture. This is exactly the premise of the 3D shaped in sole by SIDAS. The foot and heel stay aligned to enable better posture.

Goodbye Toe and Heel Pain

Trust the Foot Experts at SIDAS to create products that eliminate toe and heel pain. Their 3D shaped insoles are designed for exactly that purpose. Whether your feet are low arch, medium arch and high arch, SIDAS insoles are the answer.

Conclusion

When you start with a blank slate, it becomes easy to design a world-class product. Add in innovation, bring in the best ideas from other sports. Voila! The result is Freejump Liberty XC EVO : a riding boot that is ultra-comfortable and well-fitted.

Watch this video to learn more about the exciting Freejump Liberty XC EVO Boots.

Ready to Order?  Buy your Freejump Liberty XC EVO Boots.

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Wellington WEF – What’s new and exciting

Things have gotten to a nice start at WEF show grounds this week. While it was holiday week, there were still quite a few riders at the Mogavero Arena. It was nice to see some of the big vendors have already set up shop at the show grounds.

New Vendor – TACKNRIDER mobile showroom at WEF

Speaking of vendors, there is one very interesting addition to the vendor space. That is TACKNRIDER. Yes, our local Wellington tack shop is now set up in a nice state-of-the-art trailer at the WEF show grounds. Indeed, TACKNRIDER, has made a grand appearance at the vendor row at WEF.  The trailer is huge, fits in well between all the bigger trailer vendors, along with Kocher’s and Anne K Hubbard’s Tack Shop. It is equipped with a very comfortable fitting room. The trailer is fully air-conditioned and has two entrances/exits, a very inviting look.

Let me explain why this news is exciting

1. A brand new vendor of that proportion is always refreshing, as they bring fresh energy to the WEF. They bring in new products, different from the usual merchandise.

2. The other reason this is exciting is because of the selection and service offered by TACKNRIDER. For those of you that have already visited the TACKNRIDER store on Pierson Road, know what I am alluding to. If there is one tack shop in town that offers proper customer service and fresh merchandise, it is TACKNRIDER.

We have posted a few pictures of their new TACKNRIDER trailer at WEF.

So, a big congratulations to TACKNRIDER on this move! We wish them all the best and thank them for providing us with great selection and awesome service!

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Schockemohle Titanio Stirrups – everything stirrups should be

Stirrups form a very important piece of equipment in riding. Without the proper stirrups, there is not much the rider can accomplish. When I say proper, I mean several things. Several key factors can aid the show jumping rider in moving with more grace and agility:

Stirrups are light weight.

The riders’ feet are dangling, so the lighter the stirrup, the less gravity pulls. Additionally, lighter stirrups allow significant freedom of movement.  Any extra weight will hinder the rider’s movement.

Stirrups facilitate easy foot entry

The stirrups must be designed to allow easy foot entry. This enables the rider to quickly mount on and off the saddle.

Stirrups must provide a strong non-slip grip

The traditional stirrups came with rubber pad inserts that helps in a firm grip. Lately though, the newer stirrups have punched metallic spikes, creating a strong non-slip grip. Because these are built-in, they have less wear on them and are also more effective in adding against slippage.

Schockemohle Titanio Stirrups answer the call

Enter the Schockemohle Titanio Stirrups. These stirrups weigh just 1.4 lbs each. That is a total weight of 2.8 lbs for the pair! They deliver on the ultra light weight proposition.

Schockemohle and Lorenzini have taken stirrup technology to the next level by choosing Titanium-Aluminium as the material of choice. This renders the light weight, while at the same time, providing unparalleled strength.

The shape of the stirrups is another improvement over the current offering of stirrups. The softer curves of the stirrups increase the aerodynamic ability.

The foot plate of the stirrups has been designed to be extra-wide. This is important to allow for a firmer grip and better communication between the horse and rider.

Another key improvement of the Schockemohle Titanium Stirrups is the inclined foot plate. This allows the rider to easy slip in to the stirrups.

Schockemohle and Lorenzini have delivered a stellar product that deserves closer attention, so here is some close up shots of these stirrups.

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Notice the smooth finish

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Front View

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Foot Plate Close Up shows the punched titanium

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Black Titanio Stirrup

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Titanio Stirrups come in protective sleeves for easy storage.

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Attractive Box Packaging in the Schockemohle Signature Orange

The stirrups are available at:

http://www.vrtack.com/shop/schockemohle-titanio-stirrups/

Safety Matters, specially when it comes to riding

We all know the consequences of a fall while riding. With show jumping, the risk is even higher. While the risk comes with the territory,  there is some steps a rider can take to mitigate the risk.

Free Jump System, based in France, has introduced a new kind of safety stirrup, called the Free Jump Soft Up Pro Stirrup. With the emphasis being on safety, the stirrup has an outer branch that is made from a flexible material that bends and reverts back in shape. This branch system is helpful in the unfortunate event of a fall.

Easy to secure to the stirrup leathers.

Easy to secure to the stirrup leathers.

You can see from the closeup picture how this safety stirrup is the most effective. From a safety perspective, this undoubtedly beats the competition.  Ideally, the use of Freejump Stirrup Leathers is recommended when using the Freejump Stirrups. The stirrup leathers are designed to be used almost exclusively with the Freejump Stirrups.

Aesthetically, the look of the Freejump Safety Stirrup screams fashionable and sexy. With its well defined curves and beautiful color choices, this stirrup stands out favorably.  It comes in Black, Chocolate, Vanilla, Purple, Blue and Red. Here is a visual showing all the available colors.

Freejump Stirrups come in Purple, Red, Chocolate, Blue, Black and Vanilla Colors

Freejump Stirrups come in Purple, Red, Chocolate, Blue, Black and Vanilla Colors

To top it all, the Freejump Soft Up Pro Stirrup has a wide footrest with a grippy rubber material and small metallic studs. I presume those are for protection against skidding.

Freejump Soft Up Pro Safety Stirrup

Freejump Stirrups Rubberized Footrest provides better grip and anti-skid protection.

Now, you know why some of the top riders in Europe and the Americas, like Ludger Beerbaum, Kevin Staut and Rodrigo Pessoa rely on the Freejump Stirrups.

The initial response to these stirrups has been very positive in Wellington. They are a bit on the pricey side, but you can not place a price on safety.