GRAND SLAM CARBON GEL is the gold edition boot that Veredus has created to celebrate Ambassador Scott Brash's Rolex Grand Slam: high-tech features and innovation enhanced by gold-plated details, in genuine celebratory style.
Grand Slam Carbon Gel is a cannon bone protector that guarantees double ventilation. The heat released from the horse’s leg passes through the microperforated neoprene layer and is then distributed in the 3D mesh ducted fabric. Fresh air enters through the air inlet as a result of the animal’s movement and directs the heat accumulated in the ducted fabric upwards to the outlet grille.
Ventilation is therefore horizontal – from the inside outwards - and vertical - from the bottom upwards: an innovative technology, never tried before. Flexor tendon protection is ensured by the carbon combined with a nitrexgel shock absorbing film.
3D mesh ducted fabric
Microperforated neoprene AEROX
Tendon protection in carbon + nitrexgel
To choose the right size, it is necessary to measure the circumference of the front cannon bone. Take a tape measure and wrap it around the middle of the cannon bone without tightening too much to take the measurement.
||Circumference of Front Cannon Bone
||17 cm - 20 cm (6.5 to 9 inches)
||20 cm - 23 cm (9 to 10 inches)
||Over 23 cm (over 10 inches)
If you are buying protection for the hind legs, the measurement is normally taken on the front limb. It is in fact very uncommon that between front and rear legs, there is such a difference to require boots of different sizes.
Many people think that the protection must cover the entire deep flexor tendon even up to the carpus (the knee). Not only the part of the tendon most exposed to trauma is the lowest, but a protection that is too high would just bother the tendon when flexing, particularly during the jump.