ridecamp@endurance.net: [endurance] scuffing biothane leathers

[endurance] scuffing biothane leathers

Linda Flemmer (CVLNURS@CHKD-7.evms.edu)
Fri, 16 Aug 1996 13:10:50 -0500 (EST)

My new saddle came with 2" camlock biothane leathers. I thought they
sounded great, but I'm having some problems with them. Perhaps
somebody here will have some solutions. (I like the camlock adjustments -
talk about micro-adjusting your stirrup length! No problem with

I am finding that the leathers are digging into my shins! I tried
running the leathers under the flap, but I found that the movement I
needed was restricted, plus it was crumpling the lower edge of the
flap. After the first 50 I did, I had open, weeping sores on the
front of both shins. That had never happened before riding in my
steubben (forward seat), my Hook (western-style endurance), or
my courbette (general purpose) which all had leather straps.
I have ultimately used Majewski's comfort slip on pads over the
leathers with some relief. Any other ideas?

The more urgent problem is that they're scuffing the flinish off the
flaps. I suspect that they will eventually start to damage the
leather of the flaps. Has anybody else had this problem? Any
solutions? I hate to give up on them since I like the cam lock
adjustment, but I don't want to ruin an expensive, new saddle either.

Linda Flemmer
ABF Challenger ("Rocket") & Eternal Point ("Major")
Blue Wolf Ranch
Chesapeake, VA

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