flashinglites
newbie

Member Since: 22nd Jun 2007
Total posts: 4
Posted:Just wondering how many Stilters are out there and how many do it for fun and/or as a job? And also experiences good or bad and advice. I've been stilting for 3 years on 50cm stilts and 1 year on 75cm stilts.

So experiences and advice and how tall are your stilts, plz?

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Kitsune34
Kitsune34

newbie
Location: Orlando, FL, USA
Member Since: 2nd Nov 2007
Total posts: 48
Posted:Not meaning to be rude, but if you look here, you can find stuff on stilts. Or if you do a search, you may find other stuff there. hug

"Always forgive your enemies, for nothing annoys them so much." - Oscar Wilde

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lampwortroy
newbie
Location: Durham City, England, UK
Member Since: 5th Dec 2007
Total posts: 32
Posted:I stilt for fun. I spend all my stilting time going cross-country, up and down very steep and often slippery/muddy woodland paths or through fast flowing water and up and down flights of steps. I use 20 inch, 24 inch and 36 inch pegs which make me 7ft 8in, 8ft and 9ft high. The best advice I can give is learn how to fall safely before you learn to walk properly, and then practice, practice, practice

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Noddy
Noddy

Toe Poking Bad Boy
Location: Lake District UK
Member Since: 25th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2865
Posted:i work with stilts as a job i use powerisers, durastilts, pegstilts and frenchstilts

Remember.........YOU LOSE!!!

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-sandy-

old hand
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 12th Jul 2004
Total posts: 716
Posted:I'll be stiltwalking for work tonight. I generally use dura stilts set to around 2' in whatever costume the agency happens to be providing that day (tonight im a killer clown, it is halloween after all).

Genearlly i quite like stilt gigs but sometimes they can be a bit of a hassle, drunk people try to push you over or feel you up. I occasionally do poweriser gigs, they are more fun since people often havnt seen them before so are really interested.

Stilt walking can be quite a good way of making some extra cash fairly easily, as long as you know what your doing, its pretty safe (dont fall over, and if you do, fall on your knees and wear knee pads). Its also loads of fun characterising and playing with people, you get to be someone different for a while.


"Don't do it naked!"

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Mr Majestik
Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
Member Since: 9th Mar 2004
Total posts: 4693
Posted:hear the news about the guy in adelaide on the weekend who walked stilts 20m high? broke the world record by taking four steps.

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

jointly owned by Fire_Spinning_Angel and Blu_Valley

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aston
aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:He broke the record? What about his neck?

20m is crap high. I want a rope if I climb that high on anything but stairs. wink


'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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ElectricBlue
ElectricBlue

Now with extra strawberries
Location: Canberra
Member Since: 11th Feb 2002
Total posts: 810
Posted:I think i saw the guy who broke the record before this guy and he had a safty harness attached to a crane.

I {Heart} hand me downs and spinning in the snow.<br /><br />

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yoni
yoni

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bideford and Bath
Member Since: 4th Jun 2005
Total posts: 3099
Posted:From what I remember there's two records and one is with and the other is without safety equipment, by that I mean crane and harness not knee pads

UCOF "evolution: Poi -> stick -> hoops -> devil stick -> juggling club -> juggling ball -> crayons."

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In other words, it's the thumps bump

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ElectricBlue
ElectricBlue

Now with extra strawberries
Location: Canberra
Member Since: 11th Feb 2002
Total posts: 810
Posted:ah that would make sense, though i doubt how much knee pads would do at that hight smile

I {Heart} hand me downs and spinning in the snow.<br /><br />

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yoni
yoni

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bideford and Bath
Member Since: 4th Jun 2005
Total posts: 3099
Posted:FOr anyone looking for som cheap poweriser type stilts they have some on sale in eric cnooks in bath for 60 pounds down from about 180, They're not actually powerisers but are still very good espcially at that price

UCOF "evolution: Poi -> stick -> hoops -> devil stick -> juggling club -> juggling ball -> crayons."

Supergroovalsticprosifunkstication
In other words, it's the thumps bump

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lampwortroy
newbie
Location: Durham City, England, UK
Member Since: 5th Dec 2007
Total posts: 32
Posted:Originally Posted By: ElectricBlueI think i saw the guy who broke the record before this guy and he had a safty harness attached to a crane.
That was Doug Hunt

Doug Hunt -

Guinness World Record Holder

On Saturday, September 14th, 2002,

Doug Hunt took 29 independent steps,

on stilts made of carbon fibre,

measuring 50 feet 9 inches in length

and weighing 137 pounds combined.


It's official !!!
Guinness has officially recognized
the two records for tallest and heaviest stilts.


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lampwortroy
newbie
Location: Durham City, England, UK
Member Since: 5th Dec 2007
Total posts: 32
Posted:Originally Posted By: Mr Majestikhear the news about the guy in adelaide on the weekend who walked stilts 20m high? broke the world record by taking four steps.
Sydney - An Australian circus performer aboard 17-metre poles set a world record for stilt walking Sunday in Adelaide. National champion Roy Maloy succeeded in walking the requisite five steps on stilts the height of a four-storey building.

The stilts weighed nearly 60 kilograms, and it took Maloy 11 attempts to get moving.

"I have never done anything that I was more scared doing in my entire adult life," he told the national broadcaster ABC. "I was more convinced that I was going to die then than at any other point in my life, so I'm really thrilled."


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Eveish
Eveish

*Tickles pretty strangers*
Location: Australia
Member Since: 14th Jul 2004
Total posts: 610
Posted:Hi Stilties..
if anyone wants to chat stilts, check this place out
http://tallstories.ning.com/


What if I should fall right through the centre of the Earth and come out the other side where people walk upside-down?!

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Mike W
stranger

Member Since: 14th Dec 2010
Total posts: 1
Posted:I'm new to this forum & just wanted to say hi. I started stilt walking back in 1989 as a clown in the circus. For the past 8 years, I've been making a living just as a stilt walker. I love my job and consider myself very fortunate to be doing something I enjoy so much.

Mike W.
http://www.stiltfun.com


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