STEPHI 2.0 is an aluminium stirrup made in series 6000 anticorodal aluminium, a material normally used in car manufacture or in aeronautics. Stephi 2.0 is machined from solid aluminium and delicately produced with smoothed contours in all parts. It is ultra-resistant both to abrasion and to mechanical stress.
The branches have been smoothed on all sides, both externally to avoid scratching the saddle when stored away with the stirrup irons hung from it, and internally so that the rider’s feet can be easily withdrawn in the event of a fall and also to prevent abrasion to the rider’s boots.
The attachment for the stirrup leather is rotated at an angle to the stirrup iron branches. This arrangement means that if the rider’s feet come adrift from the stirrup iron, they can reconnect with it more easily. The iron does not hang parallel to the abdomen of the horse but is turned outwards.
The eyelet of the branches is very robust and broad enough to be used both for traditional stirrup leathers and for dressage-design ones.
The base of the tread is made of the same material as the branches but the covering is in 1 mm thick brushed stainless steel. Its surface is highly resistant to abrasion, providing a grip and contributing to the rider’s confidence. At the same time it does not damage the sole of his/her boots. The front line of teeth is at an angle to give increased grip in all situations. The fastening screws are in stainless steel and held tight with anaerobic-type sealant.
The A33 – STEPHI 2.0 is available in the following colours:
- black with scratch–resistant surface treatment
- scratch–resistant polished silver