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Stirrup Protection

Post by farm3rbrian » Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:55 pm

Noticed from a lot of pics on various posts here and on the Trading Post that a lot of you guys have some kind of a wrap or protection on your stirrups. What do you use, what works or doesn't, and what are the advantages? Thanks for any help or input
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Re: Stirrup Protection

Post by Normous » Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:05 pm

I gave the local Bed Liner spray guy a couple marinated venison backstaps to coat my stirrups :)
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Re: Stirrup Protection

Post by longbow joe » Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:27 pm

Split gorilla brand camo duct tape up the middle n wrap carefully. Suprisingly durable. Deadens sound n dosnt hold scent like paracord.l go over twice
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Re: Stirrup Protection

Post by nchunterkw » Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:33 pm

Brian,
Make sure your arrow fletching clears whatever you put on the stirrup. You may need to leave a gap. Most guys who do that are looking to deaden sound.

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Re: Stirrup Protection

Post by robertyb » Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:55 pm

Tennis racket wrap works well.
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Re: Stirrup Protection

Post by Stocksoccer » Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:24 pm

I used tennis racket wrap also, then wrapped para cord over that.

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Re: Stirrup Protection

Post by Hester0305 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:16 pm

robertyb wrote:Tennis racket wrap works well.
Tennis racket tape works great, I've also used rubber pipe insulation split in half and used dull black electrical tape to wrap it tight.
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Post by newbie » Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:38 pm

Stocksoccer wrote:I used tennis racket wrap also, then wrapped para cord over that.
Check to make sure your vanes clear that wrap. I had mine wrapped in paracord and they made contact.
I now use black silicone tubing wrapped as tight as i could get it.
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Re: Stirrup Protection

Post by NEPAbowhunter » Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:54 pm

longbow joe wrote:Split gorilla brand camo duct tape up the middle n wrap carefully. Suprisingly durable. Deadens sound n dosnt hold scent like paracord.l go over twice
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Re: Stirrup Protection

Post by paulaboutform » Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:19 am

X2 as Normous. Truck bed liner.

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Re: Stirrup Protection

Post by racking up points » Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:31 am

I used spray on "plasticoat" from Krylon. It's a much more durable coating than plasti-dip and comparable to truck liner spray, I also sprayed the buttstocks of my crossbows. Line-x in Windsor wanted $100 to spray two stirrups...I laughed and hung up the phone.
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Re: Stirrup Protection

Post by DaGriz » Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:23 am

I split a piece of 3/8" rubber gas hose put that on the stirrup then wrap it with rubber electrical tape. Work great!
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Re: Stirrup Protection

Post by Tim50 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:19 am

A friend of mine wrapped my Grizzly's stirrup with paracord. It seems to do the trick & it looks great as well! I have also used baseball bat grip wrap as well!

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Re: Stirrup Protection

Post by SEC-ond 2 none » Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:09 am

What works for me is the tool drawer material wrapped on the stirrup and i than cover it with Vet Wrap (the kind used on a horse leg injury). The Vet Wrap sticks to itself and stays in place. It took the "Twang Reverberation" out of the stirrup.

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Re: Stirrup Protection

Post by farm3rbrian » Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:50 am

Thanks everyone for all the great feedback. Was more concerned about my physical well-being if I marked up our hardwood floors, and the damage I might do to the stirrup out in the rough. Never thought about noise suppression etc. Thanks again. Very helpful and enlightening
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