Thanks so much!!! I am really hoping to find a deal at the Rpyal
Not that I've found, but I don't jump anymore and wasn't spectacular when I did haha!
Jin's have an awesome footbed! Sooo grippy! You wouldn't really think it was anything special from a distance, but there all these little pointy pyramids that really give good grip! I always had issues with overcuing for changes or lateral work and brining my heel too high and having my foot slide out of my stirrup; and I haven't had that problem since getting new irons!
I was comparing Lorenzi, MDC, Jin, and composite before purchasing my jins. From what I read, the stirrups that were most dangerous were the suuuuuper light weight composite stirrups because there were horror stories of them snapping coming off of a jump! I scratched Lorenzis off my list because they were wayyyyy out of my budget, but it seemed like they were pretty similar to Jin in terms of the lightweight and wide footbed. Then it was between MDC and Jin, and I chose Jin because they looked different while MDC are a bit more like regular irons and the twisting at the top seemed a little iffy for my knee/ankle pain.
I've heard amazing things about freejumps too, but they're more focused on safety than lowering pain and upping comfort
Hope this helps and you find the perfect irons to suit your needs 😊
Thanks so much for the info. I have heard JINs can be almost too light and could be dangerous?! Have you found this?
I really appreciate your advice and it's nice to hear the wide footbed helps so much!
There are so many typos in that, I'm so sorry! My typing box kinda disappeared so I couldn't see what I actually wrote :P
I'm a dressage rider, but recently switched.
When I was jumping, I saved up to purchase a pair of Jin Stirrups. Best purchase I've ever made! I have a really bad knee and ankle, :9 I wanted something light that wouldn't jostle my leg around and not bending so I wouldn't overcrank my heel down amdcase more pain. The Jin's are FANTASTIC. When I was jumping, 8 was able to get through a full lesson/ride without having to take my foot out of the stirrups! It was such an amazing feeling! I use my Jin's for dressage too, and love them just as much for flat work! The wife footbed gives me so much more support and they aren't over the top flashy!
I've heard really good things about MDC, but I have yet to try them. At this point, I recommend Jin Stirrups for any English discipline! :)
Hope you find a brand that works for you! :)