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Title: Stretton fox strapping photo database
Post by: Davehugh on December 30, 2017, 04:26:03 PM
Hi everyone thought I'd start topic for photos of how people strap up there Strettons. Appreciate there similar topics but most of the photos now don't load. ill post how i do mine when I'm home my new year but below is screenshot of the design i went for. Really happy with the look and protection added a hip protector, find getting pinned flush on the hip bone nearly as painful as one in the crown jewels.

(https://s14.postimg.org/yac655eu9/IMG_6787.jpg)
Title: Re: Stretton fox strapping photo database
Post by: Calzehbhoy on December 30, 2017, 04:33:50 PM
I strap mine in the usual fashion, one long band around the waist and then one each around both thighs..... I didnít realise there was an art to this strapping?

Did you change the shape or get the standard stock shape?
Title: Re: Stretton fox strapping photo database
Post by: Davehugh on December 30, 2017, 04:50:19 PM
From memory think my shape was the usual mens size but with the extra hip protector.
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Post by: Woodyspin on December 30, 2017, 06:11:06 PM
Usually one acros the top. The X strap on the inner thigh and 2 on the outer thigh
Title: Re: Stretton fox strapping photo database
Post by: Davehugh on December 30, 2017, 06:18:04 PM
How did you get hold of extra straps just ask George or can you find them online?
Title: Re: Stretton fox strapping photo database
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on December 30, 2017, 07:35:23 PM
How did you get hold of extra straps just ask George or can you find them online?

Just ask George
Title: Re: Stretton fox strapping photo database
Post by: FattusCattus on December 30, 2017, 08:38:06 PM
I was expecting a few gratuitous 'meaty man-thigh' shots on this thread

(That includes you Eeyore!)
Title: Re: Stretton fox strapping photo database
Post by: Davehugh on December 30, 2017, 09:03:51 PM
That was what i was hoping for too. You can get one of mine when I'm back from the North although mine aren't meaty!
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Post by: roco on December 31, 2017, 10:10:41 AM
Got extra straps from George

I use long bands on both pads as easier
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Post by: Biggie Smalls on December 31, 2017, 10:35:35 AM
No straps ! Just use them under compression tights/shorts .
Title: Re: Stretton fox strapping photo database
Post by: Mattsky on December 31, 2017, 12:15:56 PM
I was going to do that as well, because faffing about with the straps takes a while. But it kind of defeats the point of having compression leggings in the first place.
Title: Re: Stretton fox strapping photo database
Post by: Biggie Smalls on December 31, 2017, 02:10:01 PM
I was going to do that as well, because faffing about with the straps takes a while. But it kind of defeats the point of having compression leggings in the first place.

I dont find it defeats the point at all ( unless your point is to have a layer of clothing between your thigh pad and thigh to avoid sweat buildup ). Your thigh is just as compressed as usual .
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Post by: Woodyspin on December 31, 2017, 05:55:03 PM
I can confirm with strettons on top of compression shorts the straps slip all over the place.
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Post by: Mattsky on December 31, 2017, 06:11:17 PM
I have SKINS compression leggings which are constructed to wrap around and support  specific muscles. Shoving thighguards between them and the muscles they're meant to support means they can't do their job that well. Might be different with other brands though.
Title: Re: Stretton fox strapping photo database
Post by: smilley792 on December 31, 2017, 06:17:16 PM
I bent them to fit me, so they barely move without straps..

I then strap them as normal. One round the top and through the inners loop. One each at the bottom. No extras or x straps and they don't move
Title: Re: Stretton fox strapping photo database
Post by: roco on December 31, 2017, 07:44:37 PM
I always wear compressions and donít find any hassle with Stretton a on top
Title: Re: Stretton fox strapping photo database
Post by: Biggie Smalls on December 31, 2017, 08:33:38 PM
I have SKINS compression leggings which are constructed to wrap around and support  specific muscles. Shoving thighguards between them and the muscles they're meant to support means they can't do their job that well. Might be different with other brands though.


I have skins too . the compression is unaffected. Tried to help .....
Title: Re: Stretton fox strapping photo database
Post by: Mattsky on December 31, 2017, 10:09:07 PM
Ok. Good to hear. I may give it a go, then. 👍
Title: Re: Stretton fox strapping photo database
Post by: Davehugh on January 02, 2018, 02:56:54 PM
I,ve emailed George re more straps. But will have a play with the compression shorts failing that. I'll watch George's video again on how to shape properly.
Title: Re: Stretton fox strapping photo database
Post by: Kulli on January 02, 2018, 03:00:50 PM
I got some shock doctor shorts and they do the job well with no straps, bit longer than most compression shorts too.

So good I even bought a second pair.
Title: Re: Stretton fox strapping photo database
Post by: Coach on January 03, 2018, 03:39:24 PM
Interesting question, I tend to strap them slightly differently every time I wear them. The standard waist strap, then the lower one on the thigh pad moves more. With the inner I find the X strap works nicely if its shaped well.
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Post by: Ams4287 on January 12, 2018, 05:26:12 PM
Is George still about, I've emailed him reference some new straps.

Thanks
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Post by: Davehugh on January 13, 2018, 11:40:55 AM
He is just have to be a little patient with him took about a week to get back to my first email but once the conversation is going very responsive and easy to deal with. My new straps are on there way Ill post a pic of what George recommended for me when they arrive.
Title: Re: Stretton fox strapping photo database
Post by: Ams4287 on January 13, 2018, 11:45:41 AM
He is just have to be a little patient with him took about a week to get back to my first email but once the conversation is going very responsive and easy to deal with. My new straps are on there way Ill post a pic of what George recommended for me when they arrive.

Thanks mate - he's a busy chap appreciate that.

Had a chat with him this morning so like wise - looking forward to the newer, thicker straps than the original set I have
Title: Re: Stretton fox strapping photo database
Post by: Davehugh on January 20, 2018, 10:41:07 PM
So if I'm honest i was a little disappointed when i first got my Strettons didn't find them as comfortable and moveable as all the reviews i had seen on here suggested but i thought i would just persist for the season and hope that they would eventually mould to my legs but they didn't tried different strapping configurations tried re moulding them loads of times but nothing really worked. So after a few emails back and forth with George explaining the issues i was having  he recommended a set of X straps and they worked wonders. I can now appreciate what everyone is on about they feel so much tighter and comfortable and easier to move about in...

(http://[url=https://postimg.org/image/6nititxx7/][img]https://s17.postimg.org/6nititxx7/IMG_8688.jpg)[/url]

(https://s17.postimg.org/f5s9n6c5n/IMG_8689.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/f5s9n6c5n/)[img

http://(https://s17.postimg.org/uei70yl9n/IMG_8690.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/uei70yl9n/)

Apologies about the poor pictures but its hard to take a selfie of your leg!
Title: Re: Stretton fox strapping photo database
Post by: raza147 on January 20, 2018, 11:38:07 PM
thats the same setup i use, i was also having difficulty with fit, george kindly sent some X staps and the fit is now perfect, very secure