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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:Best ones to get or make?
How do you feel is the best way to get up on them? I have learned a few ways but want opinions on the safest.
Any other advice is appreciated!

Hugs to all!


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne

Total posts: 5125
Posted:start my stilts once i find some good 2x2s. cant wait. feel like im gona get some funny looks down the shops, and from the restaurant across the road who frequently see me n mates doin wierd firey stuff out the front.
yay for everyone who put all this info togetherhug
will post photos too, but still waiting for yours mech n deepsoulsheep.
cheers, pete biggrin


"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*

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mech
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

mech

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: "In your ear"

Total posts: 6207
Posted:mine, mine where finished ago ago

but killed them off now

i bought dura stilts biggrin

much more sexy and nicer if you ask me!

sorry bro
dontthink i have them anymore, so cant upload pics!

maybe ill try and find some old pictures!


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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne

Total posts: 5125
Posted:i finally made them, i cut them down so the platform is 24inches high. the pics are here, here, and here
im gona make changes on my next set, but these ones will last a bit.
i got walking on my third go, have now done a lap of the block.

cheers, pete biggrin


"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*

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JauntyJames
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

JauntyJames

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA

Total posts: 3533
Posted:i just made a pair of very half-ass stilts, they're so much fun!
stilts kick all kinds of ass, but unfortunately, mine is currently one of them frown
oh, well, just keep practicing .:rubs sore legs:. ow....


-James

"How do you know if you're happy or sad without a mask? Or angry? Or ready for dessert?"

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Lampwort


newbie
Location: Durham City, England,UK

Total posts: 3
Posted:Written by: Ade

If I approach stairs, sort of side on, it seems to work - I don't go up or down them facing them directly....



On peg stilts, going upstairs is quite easy just climbing them as if you were on the ground but coming down, if there is nothing to hold on to I find that coming down sideways is easiest. I place the downward stilt 2 steps down and bring the other stilt down to the step above so that you never cross stilts. i.e. the upper stilt is always one or two steps above the lower one. This also spreads your balance and makes it more comfortable. Using stairs either up or down takes a lot of concentration and effort. Fatigue causes accidents so frequent stops are advisable if the staircase is a long one


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