Ophena S magnetic safety stirrups have been designed to be durable and functional, as well as withstand extreme use. However, the tread in your safety stirrups will start to show signs of wear over time. But no need to worry, because Ophena's new tread exchange kit lets you upgrade your tread and keep on using your magnetic safety stirrups.
Here, we will look at what the tread exchange kit includes and when you should change the treading in your safety stirrups.
What is the Ophena tread exchange kit?
If you have had your Ophena safety stirrups for a while, you may have noticed that the tread has started to lose its grip. But not to worry, because with Ophena tread exchange kit, you can easily exchange the tread and the grip will be as good as new. The kit contains new, sharp treads in glass fiber reinforced plastic for your Ophena S magnetic safety stirrups. In addition, it includes the new bottom covers and everything you need to renew the tread yourself.
The kit includes the following:
- 1 pair of treads (for left and right stirrups)
- 1 pair of bottom covers (for left and right stirrups)
- 4 screws for assembly
- 2 foam pieces
- 1 custom helper tool
- 1 Allen key
- 1 installation manual
Aside from these, you will need a permanent marker. Otherwise, no tools needed.
Please note that this is an improved version of the tread, which was introduced around July 2021. The tread has higher and sharper spikes than the previous version, thus giving you a better grip. So, if you bought your stirrups before then, you will now be surprised with an even better grip.
When should you exchange your grip?
The treading in Ophena S safety stirrups has been designed for maximum durability and a long life time. When the surface is starting to look flat and the grip patter has started to disappear, it is time ti renew the grip. In fact, stirrups with not enough grip can become slippery and dangerous. Usually, the grip lasts about 2 years or more, depending on the frequency and intensity of use.
Is this exchange hard to do?
Not at all! Just follow the directions given in the manual and make sure not to rush it. Take your time and follow every step. Before you know it, you will have exchanged your old treading and are ready to conquer the world with a better grip.
Where can I buy the kit?
The Ophena tread exchange kit can be bought from our website. Simply add the kit to your cart and finish the purchase. The exchange kit will arrive at your door.
Check out our other products, too
If you are here reading about the tread exchange kit, you probably already know about Ophena S. You should also take a look at our Ophena S Pro, a magnetic safety stirrup with an even better grip. Also, our Ophena Evolution saddle pads have been very popular among both dressage and showjumping riders. And as a cherry on top, we also offer personalized engraving to your new stirrups - take a look at the shop and familiarize yourself with our fantastic products.