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Postby mnp13 » January 22nd, 2008, 1:19 pm

I know that they are used in Fly Ball, and I really need a set for Riggs. He has done some serious damage to the little pads on his front legs playing fetch and things are not happy in the house right now. We haven't actually ended up with that injury at Fly Ball practice, but I definately need them for play time.

Any ideas where I can get a good pair that will hold up to play time? Tennis courts are like giant emory boards so I know they won't last indefinately, but I'd rather wear out 5 pair of boots than deal with this one more time.
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Postby TheRedQueen » January 22nd, 2008, 1:34 pm

I'm assuming we're talking about the same thing...we call them skid boots around here. A firm boot (without the foot part) that wraps around the stop pad?

These are the ones I used to use for Ripley...I got them from a friend whose dog detested anything on his feet, and wouldn't play with them on. So I inherited them...and used them for Ripley a little big. He would tear up the back of his big main pad while playing flyball...the boots were much easier than vet wrapping every race. ;)

http://webpages.charter.net/dhfm/ZControl.html

They hold up well, unless you :oops: forget to take them off after a flyball run and leave them on a dog who likes to chew things off their feet.

I still have Rip's old pair...I just keep them around in case of accident. They do form to the dog's feet...so I can't use them for any long period of time with the others...but I just keep them in case of injury.

Here is a site for DIY skid boots. :)

http://www.flyballequip.com/skidbootplans.htm
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Postby Marinepits » January 22nd, 2008, 2:12 pm

OMG, I had NO idea that these things existed!!! :shock:

Thank you so much for posting those links -- I desperately need to get some for Shorty and Tucker!
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Postby mnp13 » January 22nd, 2008, 3:02 pm

ahhh.. that would be why I wasn't having much luck finding them!

If he'll let me, I'll take a picture of this weekend's damage, but he isn't all that tolerant of me touching them.
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Postby pocketpit » January 22nd, 2008, 5:46 pm

Z boots is where many of our local flyballer's order their boots from and everyone seems very happy with them.
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Postby Ultimatek9 » January 22nd, 2008, 6:46 pm

Jaeger has a set of the Z-max skid boots made by Z-control. The Z-max are triple thick neoprene with leather on the skid part. He was wearing his front boots in the video of this weekend's tournament that I posted.
Here are a couple of pics, if that helps you out.

All four boots.
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Front boots.
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Back boots.
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Postby TheRedQueen » January 22nd, 2008, 7:10 pm

I know someone who runs a crazy JRT down here in our region that resorted to Muttluks for running flyball...since the Z boots didn't provide enough coverage for him. He took a while getting used to them, but they seem to stay in place well when he's running.

Just another thought...though I personally would go with the Z boots first.
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Postby Malli » August 25th, 2008, 4:56 am

So Michelle, Jenifer, did they work on your dogs?
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Postby Marinepits » August 25th, 2008, 7:25 am

I haven't gotten any yet, LOL. :oops:
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Postby Malli » August 25th, 2008, 2:27 pm

tsk tsk :nono:
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Postby Marinepits » August 25th, 2008, 2:36 pm

:lol3: Well, ya know, life sometimes gets in the way. :wink:
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Postby Malli » August 25th, 2008, 2:37 pm

OH :rolleyes2:
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