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WESTERN AIRPAD™ TECGRIP

 
NEW: SUPER-SENSITIVE AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM PROVIDES CONTINUOUS INSTANT DYNAMIC RESPONSE TO INCREASE YOUR HORSE´s PERFORMANCE AND COMFORT UNDER SADDLE.

The AIRPAD´s auto-inflating inner AIR CELL CHAMBERS rank with the world´s highest technological advancements in the Equine Industry, designed for super sensitive dynamic response to connect you VERY closely to your Horse - while they adjust and confirm during dynamic movement to protect your Horse from pressure. Easy-acess pockets to hold your shims. Ultimate key for performance and comfort in combination with SMARTFLX™.
Savvy Club Price: US $329.00

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION TECHNICAL SPECS & FEATURES
 
NEW: SUPER-SENSITIVE AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM PROVIDES CONTINUOUS INSTANT DYNAMIC RESPONSE TO INCREASE YOUR HORSE´S PERFORMANCE AND COMFORT UNDER SADDLE.

The AIRPAD´s auto-inflating inner AIR CELL CHAMBERS rank with the world´s highest technological advancements in the Equine Industry, designed for immediate dynamic response to connect you VERY closely to your Horse - while they adjust and conform to changing body shape during movement and protect your Horse.

This is how the AIRPAD works: two separate custom designed, patented self inflating AIRCELLS (Thermarest™ technology) are housed inside the AIRPADS´S left and right side jacket pockets. They are shaped to support directly underneath the saddle tree bars while the bottom section of the pad remains appropriately thin so you can have good leg communication with your Horse. The easy-access valves that control air flow allow a fit adjustability range from ⅛" to 1 ¼". AIRCELLS are remarkably durable and last for years. CONTINUOUS FIT under the saddle tree is achieved via a trapped air suspension system which allows freedom of motion shock absorption without “ballooning” too much in one area or another due to the unique baffled design of the foam within the aircells. This offers remarkable custom-accommodation of dynamic movement "in the moment" so that such things as asymmetry of physique of horse and rider balance variations are relieved immediately. THERMODYNAMIC CELLIANT fiber® technology, is installed as a micro layer inside each of the outer jackets underneath the AIRCELLS.
This serves to actually lower the body surface temperature of your horse, speed muscle recovery, increase the transcutaneous oxygen levels of your horse's back and therefore contribute significantly to the health, wellbeing and comfort of your Horse under saddle in the process of carrying you. The body surface temperature-regulating performance of CELLIANT also results in the pad helping your Horse stay several degrees warmer in the cold.

The AIRPAD works great under any saddle. Choose between AIR PAD GRIP and AIR PAD TECFLEECE.
Easy-acess pockets to hold your SHIMS for successful MANAGEMENT OF THE INTERFACE.

Best value in combination with SMARTFLX™. 100% breathable, orthopedic, anti-slip, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, easily to clean. Currently available in black. Crafted in the USA.


SIZING GUIDE AIRPAD (GRIP & TECFLEECE)
SMALL:

  • Ideal for small profile saddles up to seat size 16.5. "SMALL" will function properly under larger seat sizes as well (because the protective internal AIRCELLS are the same size in MEDIUM and LARGE - though the overall jacket size of the SMALL AIRPAD may look at bit small in proportion under larger seat sizes.
  • 28" along spine x 34,5" wide from wingtip to wingtip laid out flat. Shape tapers from deeper in front to shallow toward rear.
  • Depending on personal preference (bigger jacket or smaller jacket) SMALL works great for our small to medium sized saddle profiles such as the Easy Rider, Carry Me, Western Freedom, Western Cruiser, Barrel Racer as well as Parelli Saddles´ Natural Rider and Natural Performer.

MEDIUM:

  • The MEDIUM shape has a very slight taper from deeper in front toward slightly more shallow at the rear with large rounded radius to pair nicely with smaller and medium profile saddles including larger sizes.
  • 30” along spine x 31.75” wide from wingtip to wingtip laid out flat.
  • Depending on personal preference (bigger jacket or smaller jacket) MEDIUM works great for our small to medium sized saddle profiles such as the Easy Rider, Western Freedom, Western Cruiser and Parelli Saddles´ Natural Rider and Natural Performer.

LARGE:

  • The LARGE shape has a traditional straight profile from front to back with rounded radius at the rear. Suitable for more traditional saddle skirt dimensions such as the Ranch Roper, Ranch Versatility, Reiner, Western Dressage and Cutter.
  • 32” along the spine x 31.75 from wingtip to wingtip out flat.
SMARTFLX™ TECHNOLOGY
"Welcoming" the horse’s back in motion requires that you MANAGE THE INTERFACE – which is the space between your horse’s body and the underside of the saddle. After incorporating a good saddle, this is the next most important factor for successful saddle fit when you want to give your horse the opportunity to enjoy the journey with you. With SmartSaddlePads.com saddle pads and tapered foam shims you are best equipped to custom fit the interface of your horse to adapt to individual age, top line shape and state of training.

SMARTFLX´S EXCLUSIVE, UNIQUELY SHAPED TREES ARE THE SUBSTRUCTURE AND MAJOR KEY TO SUCCESS OF ANY OF OUR SADDLES.

The very special SMARTFLX™ shape provides room needed for the horse’s back to come up in performance of any athletic maneuvers, especially ones requiring significant engagement or “collection”. Also sculpted into the SMARTFLX™ shape are the ergonomic considerations built in for the rider which enable feeling close to the horse´s body and it´s movement while securely balanced and unstressed in hip, knee and ankle joints. The “bars” and “groundseat” of the SMARTFLX™ western tree are a one-piece molded shape based on years of research and development incorporating thousands of horses worldwide. This molded piece is formed utilizing a particular, extraordinary elastomer compound material that is solid enough to support the rider and protect the horse's back yet flexible enough to allow the horse to move as nature intended and the human to feel connected in harmony. It is amazingly thin and keeps you close to your horse. Our wooden forks and cantles provide the base stability to hold the bars at the attitude and angle that our research proved was optimal. Our english saddles are constructed with the same principles regarding the spacious, welcoming shape we know is necessary for healthy, comfortable movement. English SMARTFLX™ trees are handcrafted by Master Saddlers in England utilizing digitally sculpted, laminated beechwood bars reinforced by steel head plate and thin diagonal steel bands that support appropriate diagonal flexibility. Because the SMARTFLX™ trees are sculpted to welcome the expanded “moving” horse body, there is room to accommodate an enormous variety of horse breeds and sizes.

SmartSaddlePads.com unique shimming concept provides a simple way to offer dynamic custom fit. The welcoming “hug” of our saddles’ undersides provides for a physically and mentally un-restricted equine athlete capable of enjoying full physical potential under saddle

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