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New big foot stirrup

Post by ThunderXB » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:04 pm

Anyone know if the new "big foot" stirrup will fit previous Matrix models??

In cold weather when I'm wearing bigger boots it sometimes is difficult to fit my boot into the stirrup, sometime just squeezing the toe box into the stirrup.

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Re: New big foot stirrup

Post by Boo » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:07 am

Yes. But it will bring the bow closer to you when you're cocking, increasing the cocking effort somewhat.
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Re: New big foot stirrup

Post by maine hunter » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:00 am

Is it longer than the previous ones. If so how much? And how much do they cost??
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Re: New big foot stirrup

Post by Boo » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:58 am

maine hunter wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:00 am
Is it longer than the previous ones. If so how much? And how much do they cost??
Don't know what the cost is and I didn't compare against another stirrup. But it appeared to be about an inch.
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Re: New big foot stirrup

Post by maine hunter » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:22 am

Ty Don 😊😊
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Re: New big foot stirrup

Post by Doe Master » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:49 am

I think it is almost big enough for Don to put both feet in . :shock: :lol:
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Post by maine hunter » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:22 pm

:lol: :lol:
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Re: New big foot stirrup

Post by ThunderXB » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:37 pm

Boo wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:07 am
Yes. But it will bring the bow closer to you when you're cocking, increasing the cocking effort somewhat.
Well, in my case anyway, I'm 6' 7" (and 285 lbs) so the cocking length usually isn't an issue, but getting size 13 insulated pac-type boots into the stirrup is. :roll:
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Re: New big foot stirrup

Post by Normous » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:31 pm

I held it at the ATA and the difference in size is noticeable and additionally has sound dampening rubber added to it.
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Re: New big foot stirrup

Post by Fishn-Hunter » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:04 pm

I am looking for an alternative Stirrup for my matrix as my size 13 cold weather hunting boots do not fit in the one that came on the bow.
Only options i have seen so far is the DrStirrup and the new “Big Foot” Stirrup from Excalibur.
I have read some reviews on both, and the big foot Stirrup will not clear the air brakes on the Matrix bows.
Can anyone here confirm this claim? As my bow has air brakes so that will be a deciding factor.
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Re: New big foot stirrup

Post by maine hunter » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:45 am

I just put one on my 355 matrix, I love it. Having to wear big boots in the winter was a pain.
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Re: New big foot stirrup

Post by robertyb » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:02 am

Fishn-Hunter wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:04 pm
I am looking for an alternative Stirrup for my matrix as my size 13 cold weather hunting boots do not fit in the one that came on the bow.
Only options i have seen so far is the DrStirrup and the new “Big Foot” Stirrup from Excalibur.
I have read some reviews on both, and the big foot Stirrup will not clear the air brakes on the Matrix bows.
Can anyone here confirm this claim? As my bow has air brakes so that will be a deciding factor.
Just my opinion but I would simply remove the air brakes as they simply add weight to the bow. All that is needed are string stops.
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Re: New big foot stirrup

Post by papabear1 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:39 am

ThunderXB wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:37 pm
Boo wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:07 am
Yes. But it will bring the bow closer to you when you're cocking, increasing the cocking effort somewhat.
Well, in my case anyway, I'm 6' 7" (and 285 lbs) so the cocking length usually isn't an issue, but getting size 13 insulated pac-type boots into the stirrup is. :roll:
I have the same size boot, they are so big I think I could walk on water. :roll:

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Re: New big foot stirrup

Post by SEW » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:01 pm

On my 2 405s and 400, I have removed the Air Brakes and only have the Dr Stirrup on the one I can more easily rope cock (400) . I found the Dr Stirrup greatly reduces back strain on cocking. The 405s have stirrups wrapped in an aircraft adhesive strip (much like a tennis racket handle wrap) , with a 1 oz wheel weight on each of the sides (under the adhesive strip), then durable, slick covered cloth camo tape, with about 12 zip ties around. I use a C2 on the 405s. Just what I do.

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Re: New big foot stirrup

Post by CrazyCrayon » Mon May 21, 2018 8:36 pm

SEW wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:01 pm
On my 2 405s and 400, I have removed the Air Brakes and only have the Dr Stirrup on the one I can more easily rope cock (400) . I found the Dr Stirrup greatly reduces back strain on cocking. The 405s have stirrups wrapped in an aircraft adhesive strip (much like a tennis racket handle wrap) , with a 1 oz wheel weight on each of the sides (under the adhesive strip), then durable, slick covered cloth camo tape, with about 12 zip ties around. I use a C2 on the 405s. Just what I do.
Question... Will the Dr. Stirrup fit with the airbrakes on the 405? I didn't think about that issue.

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