We designed the Innovative stirrups Winderen Knee Protect Solution with kinetic energy absorber system in order to significantly reduce strain on the rider’s knee joints during riding, especially when jumping over fences. At the same time, Winderen Knee Protect Solution stirrups allow achieving an unusually solid and unchangeable foot position in the stirrup, which provides stable and comfortable lower leg application.
The concern of a solid and unchangeable foot position in the stirrup is faced by many riders. During our researches, it turned out that in most cases stirrups move or fall out because of micromovements in the rigid connection point of stirrup leather with the stirrup. Our absorber-system, to a large extent, prevents that phenomenon, allowing the riders to feel a stable and comfortable leg position while jumping over fences and also during flat work. Simultaneously our stirrups significantly reduce the risk of shifting or losing a stirrup, leading to the loss balance often caused by stiff stirrups.
To get the right stirrup weight, the metal frame was made of high quality, durable aluminum. The footpad and also the upper absorber cover are made of durable composite. In this way, we achieved a weight of 560g / 1.24 lb for one stirrup.
This is the weigh most riders described as “appropriate”. They are neither too light nor too heavy. Thanks to the right balance they are virtually undetectable.
- Kinetic Energy Absorber System.
Upper absorber developed to absorb part of the energy created by the direct pressure of the eyes of the stirrup to the stirrup leather. This mainly works when landing on stirrups after the jumps and makes the rider feel safer and more confident.
Lower absorber developed to absorb the energy created by landing on stirrups and also provides stable and comfortable foot support in the stirrup during the jumping course as well as during flat work. Also suits the needs of endurance riders.
- Adjustable tilt of the footpad.
Taking in to account the different preferences of the riders, it is possible to individually adapt the tilt of the footpad, giving it the ability to adjust it classically (flat) and up to a tilt of 5 degrees.
- Footpad grip and durability.
The footpad is made of durable and extremely abrasion resistant composite. Spike-shaped extensions improve the adhesion of the shoe-sole, preventing the foot from slipping out of the stirrup.
** If our hard wearing grips somehow become worn down, you can send your pair of stirrups back to us and we will exchange the footpad for a new one.
- High quality scuff and abrasion resistant paint in a wide variety of colors.
Please see photos for additional details and measurements.
Weight: 560 grams
Designed and manufactured in Europe.