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Old 01-19-07, 08:05 PM   #1
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Default Good stilts

Any ideas on where I can buy good quality stilts?
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Old 01-19-07, 11:37 PM   #2
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What kind are you looking for? Poles, drywalls, bigfoots, other???
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Old 01-20-07, 06:09 PM   #3
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Pole stilts 3’ to 3’6” or so. I’ve found a few patterns but I’d like better quality.
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Old 01-20-07, 10:39 PM   #4
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Default From my links page:

http://www.stiltwalker.com/links.htm

"# Ludwig is here in Denver, and has a nice aluminum and steel peg stilts."

http://www.damnhot.com/stilts/
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Old 02-20-07, 02:04 PM   #5
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If you're still looking for some pole stilts, there's a guy in Orlando named Rick DeJesus that makes some really good quality ones. His email is stiltevents@aol.com
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Old 04-23-10, 03:16 PM   #6
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Talking FOR SALE: Peg Stilts (wood, strap-on type)

Peg Stilts - Kids and Adult Sizes!

FOR SALE: Peg Stilts (wood, strap-on type)

Kids and Adult Sizes!

Heights available include:
1 foot - $110
1.5 foot - $110
2 foot - $135
2.5 foot - $135
3 foot - $135

• All stilts have adjustable nylon webbing straps that include velcro

• Straps are located at the toe, ankle, and knee

• Knee also has a padding cup to increase stability and comfort

• Re-claimed mountain bike tires are used on the peg bottom to increase traction and to absorb shock

• All stilts are handmade with care and attention to detail by Kricket and can be used by Adults and Kids of most sizes

• Shipping is available to anywhere in the US for an additional cost
OR FREE pickup (Portland, OR), contact me to set-up an appointment!

**Quantity discounts available for schools, troupes, theaters, etc**


Peg Stilts for Kids and Adults
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Old 04-25-10, 03:04 PM   #7
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Is this the Kricket I met in Portland back in 2006 who was living with Shireen?

Regardless, looks like you're making some quality sticks. Do you have a website to which I can direct interested parties?


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Old 04-25-10, 05:53 PM   #8
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Default yup its me

yup it sure is me, we're still in Portland, but in a different house...

I don't have a website, but you can send them to my facebook page: www.facebook.com/pegstilts

all the product info, pictures, and prices are there.

Thanks!

Kricket

if you have a mailing address I'd be happy to send you some fliers to pass out or hang up too...
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Old 04-26-10, 05:26 PM   #9
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Don't know the contact info for the actual stiltmaker, but March Fourth Marching Band has some of the coolest stilts I've seen. Fiberglass, strong, and easy to dance on. They actually hold a patent on the design and fabrication process--and a lot of people order custom stilts through them.

http://www.marchfourthmarchingband.com

They're based in Portland, OR
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Old 04-27-10, 11:07 PM   #10
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Default Nathan - march 4th stilts

Nathan makes the stilts march 4th marching band uses, they are indeed awesome, streamlined, and very functional, however they are VERY expensive (deservedly)...it just depends on what you need them for and what kind of use you're gonna give them...for most people $500+ is out of their price range...
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Old 04-28-10, 02:11 PM   #11
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. . . yes, I covet those stilts. . .

I don't have Nathan's contact info. Care to post? Thanks!
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I don't have his contact info either, but I'm sure if you contact march fourth marching band you can find him that way
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Old 12-10-10, 06:23 PM   #13
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http://daddylonglegstilts.com/

These are the lightest, and by far the nicest stilts I have come across, with the exception of having them custom made. Great for walking or stilt acro if you want to do anything more specky on them..

http://tallstories.ning.com
Otherwise, try here?
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Old 12-10-10, 07:16 PM   #14
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I've heard alot of good things about these stilts...
http://tinyurl.com/23gubtg

They are from a company out of Las Vegas called Stiltwerks. Other stilt walkers have told me that the quality of these are second to none, but they are pretty expensive (well over $1000). I really like the arm extension stilts they have.

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Old 12-11-10, 07:32 AM   #15
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Here's a small picture of a pair of aluminum peg stilts that I built several years ago. The cool thing about these is that there are no welds, so they break apart. Once in pieces, each takes about ten minutes to put together with a couple of wrenches, but consequently pack very well for transport. The poles are pressure fitted between two custom milled pieces (Tom Miller of The Unicycle Factory) so the pole can be swapped out for different lengths using the same foot assembly without requiring any drilling or modification. The construction is based around an inline skate boot making the pole centered along the foot.

http://www.stevenragatz.com/temp/stiltsv2.jpg

They are pretty light, but very solid. The skate boot provides a superior support to that of foot straps IMO. I've used these with the arm stilts and have pushed them very hard when running. My weight is 200 lbs. (more or less), so I wouldn't trust anything smaller since I put quite a bit of lateral torque on the arms and legs when turning.

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Old 12-16-10, 08:12 AM   #16
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Here's another site I ran across for pole stilts... www.thespinsterz.com/stilts/peg-stilt.html. I've never used these, but they seem to be nicely made.

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Old 12-16-10, 01:32 PM   #17
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I've never bought stilts. I was trained to make my own and I've made many for other people.
I refuse to be seduced by shiny symmetry.
Stand on a piece of newspaper and go into a neutral stance, [or a putting stance if you don't have a movement or dance vocab]
Don't look down, look out.
Get someone to trace your feet with a marker pen or something.
Step back.
Look at the tracing and recognise the lack of symmetry.
Men are far less symmetrical than woman, I've noticed this in my experiences of this exercise. Not important but still interesting.

If you get help in the fitting of your stilts such that they conform and extend your natural stance then you are more able to simply extend your ground based movement vocab once you have developed your secondary body memory.

Maybe I take it a little more seriously than others need to but then I've specialised in stilts for 27 years and have had no real physical issues.

I'm looking at making my next pair out of the heart of the waxwood tree, [the central core of the tree] from China, it's the same wood Shaolin monks use for their staffs. My prior pegs were made from hand milled, naturally dried and vigorously pre-tested one inch square Hickory.

I'd do a workshop if enough mid level or above folk were interested.
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