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New spikes time soon .... bashlin twisted?


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Evening all, it may well be new spikes time soon. 


I've used bashlin steel spikes for years,  velcro upper and leather lower. Anyhow the pads are splitting etc. Had a look online and looking near enough 200 quid for new pads :0


I do like these bashlins the main point being, I use short gaffs and on these the bottom of the gaff is near enough level with the base of your foot. 


A couple of years back I treat myself to new diesel geko alloy...... problem being that short gaffs were like 1 1/2-2" up from your bloody base of your foot.... felt really weird and not for me. 


I was wondering if the twisted bashlins are an improvement on the straights? And what do they actually do? Twist to your knee or what?


And before I dive in, is there any other spikes to look at consideringni want the short gaff near enough level with base of my foot!



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9 hours ago, Dan Maynard said:

Look at how much new spikes are too, I've been surprised how much they shot up. £200 on pads might be good value if they're comfortable.

Ohh I have 😂  horrendous they are. Think these spikes were 200 quid ish new 😂 


Now they are 4-600 quid. 


I'd only change mine due to being non replaceable gaff I think they are.  Just wondered if twisted are more comfortable

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I have used the Bashlin steel twisted shank spikes for a few years now with velcro padded plus standard 41mm gaffs and find them comfortable, previously had straight shank spikes which I didn't find comfortable. The Bashlin twisted shank spikes I find are a good fit and don't rub my ankle and very secure with velcro pad. However, like most things it will be down to personal preference but I do prefer them myself. Price when I last looked £450 plus vat. They came with a spare set of bottom straps which I have not yet needed. The gaffs screw in so can be replaced if need be.

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