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smoothsailing
Reg. Nov 2010
Posted 2017-04-19 10:32 AM (#7340616)
Subject: nettle stirrups


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I'm looking at purchasing a pair of nettle stirrups in the near future. I'm having a hard time deciding which ones to get. I'd like a pair I can use for both all around trails, team penning, and barrel racing?

What to get!?
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Southtxponygirl
Reg. Nov 2006
Posted 2017-04-19 10:47 AM (#7340621 - in reply to #7340616)
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IRunOnFaith
Reg. Dec 2009
Posted 2017-04-19 11:26 AM (#7340633 - in reply to #7340621)
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Southtxponygirl - 2017-04-19 10:47 AM The Halfbreeds, I have two pairs..  
For sure Halfbreeds. And remember, the more layers of wood the more cushion you have. I would suggest spending the extra money on the 6 ply. The 4 ply are nice, but not as nice as the 6 ply.

Again, I buy mine used from Teskey's because I'm cheap. BUT I was luck enough to find a 6 ply half breed used from them and snatched them right up! I highly recommend them. Money well spent!! I have so many pair of these stirrups. 
 http://www.teskeys.com/bargain-barn/used-tack/used-6-ply-laminated-wooden-nettles-stirrups-your-choice.html

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Nevertooold
Reg. Oct 2003
Posted 2017-04-19 12:08 PM (#7340648 - in reply to #7340633)
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IRunOnFaith - 2017-04-19 11:26 AM
Southtxponygirl - 2017-04-19 10:47 AM The Halfbreeds, I have two pairs..  
For sure Halfbreeds. And remember, the more layers of wood the more cushion you have. I would suggest spending the extra money on the 6 ply. The 4 ply are nice, but not as nice as the 6 ply.



Again, I buy mine used from Teskey's because I'm cheap. BUT I was luck enough to find a 6 ply half breed used from them and snatched them right up! I highly recommend them. Money well spent!! I have so many pair of these stirrups. 
 http://www.teskeys.com/bargain-barn/used-tack/used-6-ply-laminated-wooden-nettles-stirrups-your-choice.html

But the ones you posted are not the half breeds. The half breeds set themselves apart from the rest of the Nettle lines especially for barrel racing.
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IRunOnFaith
Reg. Dec 2009
Posted 2017-04-19 12:16 PM (#7340652 - in reply to #7340648)
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IRunOnFaith - 2017-04-19 11:26 AM
Southtxponygirl - 2017-04-19 10:47 AM The Halfbreeds, I have two pairs..  
For sure Halfbreeds. And remember, the more layers of wood the more cushion you have. I would suggest spending the extra money on the 6 ply. The 4 ply are nice, but not as nice as the 6 ply.



Again, I buy mine used from Teskey's because I'm cheap. BUT I was luck enough to find a 6 ply half breed used from them and snatched them right up! I highly recommend them. Money well spent!! I have so many pair of these stirrups. 
 http://www.teskeys.com/bargain-barn/used-tack/used-6-ply-laminated-wooden-nettles-stirrups-your-choice.html
But the ones you posted are not the half breeds. The half breeds set themselves apart from the rest of the Nettle lines especially for barrel racing.

The ones I posted are the flatbottoms. Yes, I do reccomend the half breeds. However, if the OP wanted to try them for a bargain before buying she could try the 6 ply.
The halfbreeds are a flatbottom tread with oxbow sides. Hence the name halfbreed. I figured if OP was on a budget or didn't want to spend the money for a new 6 ply upfront OP could try out these without losing much money. OP could easily resell stirrups to someone for $50 or more if they did not like them. or if they would rather have the halfbreeds they could get their money back easy at this price. Was trying to be helpful.  
 

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RedHead84
Reg. Dec 2014
Posted 2017-04-19 12:20 PM (#7340655 - in reply to #7340616)
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I use the Flatbottom, regular, 1.5" tread width. I will add, both pairs of my Nettles were hand me downs. I've never had to shell out the $$ for them personally. I think it's really hard to replicate the quality of true Nettles.
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smoothsailing
Reg. Nov 2010
Posted 2017-04-19 1:43 PM (#7340669 - in reply to #7340616)
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Thanks everyone! I'd like to find a comfortable stirrup and have heard good reviews on the nettles. My birthday is coming up and thought it'd be a good gift for the SO to get me :)
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Southtxponygirl
Reg. Nov 2006
Posted 2017-04-19 1:51 PM (#7340671 - in reply to #7340669)
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smoothsailing - 2017-04-19 1:43 PM Thanks everyone! I'd like to find a comfortable stirrup and have heard good reviews on the nettles. My birthday is coming up and thought it'd be a good gift for the SO to get me :)

RockyRoad on here is a dealer for Nettles, shes the one I buy mine from 
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MidWest1452
Reg. May 2013
Posted 2017-04-19 2:02 PM (#7340675 - in reply to #7340616)
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I like the flat-bottoms.
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IRunOnFaith
Reg. Dec 2009
Posted 2017-04-19 2:15 PM (#7340680 - in reply to #7340669)
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smoothsailing - 2017-04-19 1:43 PM Thanks everyone! I'd like to find a comfortable stirrup and have heard good reviews on the nettles. My birthday is coming up and thought it'd be a good gift for the SO to get me :)
Well then if we're spending the SOs money I would highly reccomend the halfbreed 6 ply straight from the website! LOL

Teskey's carries turquoise, pink, and other colors of the halfbreeds. They aren't online but I've seen them on their display.
 

Just kidding... They are the barrel stirrups... Not halfbreeds... They have a rubber tread grip. Nettles has them advertised in pink, turquoise, purple, and of course varnished. I don't remember them being so expensive at Teskey's tho.  http://nettles-stirrups.com/product/the-barrel-racer/


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Nevertooold
Reg. Oct 2003
Posted 2017-04-19 4:30 PM (#7340726 - in reply to #7340616)
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I have knee problems and I have tried all the slanted and crooked stirrups out there. The halfbreeds are designed to take the pressure off the side of your foot and take the torque off of your knees so you can ride comfortably for hours. The new barrel racer Nettles is the halfbreed with a skid tread added and is available in funky colors. 

There is no comparison between an oxbow and the halfbreeds. 

I quite using rubber bands when I purchased the halfbreeds because I no longer needed them as these stirrups are so well balanced. I still had to use rubberbands with the crooked and slanted stirrups. Another plus is when you are carrying your saddle and you don't have a metal stirrup banging against your shins.
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Reg. Dec 2009
Posted 2017-04-19 4:55 PM (#7340734 - in reply to #7340726)
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Nevertooold - 2017-04-19 4:30 PM I have knee problems and I have tried all the slanted and crooked stirrups out there. The halfbreeds are designed to take the pressure off the side of your foot and take the torque off of your knees so you can ride comfortably for hours. The new barrel racer Nettles is the halfbreed with a skid tread added and is available in funky colors. 

There is no comparison between an oxbow and the halfbreeds. 

I quite using rubber bands when I purchased the halfbreeds because I no longer needed them as these stirrups are so well balanced. I still had to use rubberbands with the crooked and slanted stirrups. Another plus is when you are carrying your saddle and you don't have a metal stirrup banging against your shins.
This is why I compared it to an Oxbow. This is from the Nettles Website: 
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If you still ride an oxbow because you like its slender sides and tread but would like to have a flat bottom stirrup, this is the stirrup for you”. “The Halfbreed” with its wider opening through the middle is the perfect stirrup for someone with a wider foot, a great feature inherited from its Oxbow relative. Measuring 5 3/8 inches at its widest point the wider opening allows better in and out foot access. This 6 piece laminated stirrup measures 5 1/2 inches in height and offers slimmer sides for a less constricted feel. The great variation of tread width sizes, allowing you to choose the one that feels best to you. Please check here for our finishing options! "

ETA: All Nettles are designed to take pressure off your knees. Not just the Halfbreeds. This is why I suggest the 6ply. More cushion. 
 

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mreklaw
Reg. May 2008
Posted 2017-04-19 9:00 PM (#7340786 - in reply to #7340616)
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smoothsailing
Reg. Nov 2010
Posted 2017-04-20 9:39 AM (#7340856 - in reply to #7340616)
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You all have been very helpful!!
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smoothsailing
Reg. Nov 2010
Posted 2017-04-20 9:47 AM (#7340862 - in reply to #7340652)
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Thank you for the link! I might just have to buy a used pair for my other saddle :)
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turtleaut
Reg. Nov 2008
Posted 2017-04-20 10:42 AM (#7340889 - in reply to #7340616)
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How do you know if you need the Petite or Regular size?  I couldn't really find anything that helped as far as knowing which you need... 
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Reg. Nov 2003
Posted 2017-04-20 8:26 PM (#7341032 - in reply to #7340616)
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Love, love, love my nettles barrel stirrups!!
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