Check our Stilt Shop On 9/16/2011 8:34 AM, ____  wrote:

Hi.   I am inquiring about your stilts for sale.   My daughter is a Senior in High School.   Her and her friends are dressing up as Circus characters for Halloween.   It is tradition that the Seniors dress up and parade through the lower classes each year.   Anyway…… She desperately wants to show up as a clown on a pair of stilts.    I was hoping you could make a recommendation.   Be advised, that she is a strong, athletic girl w/ a gymnastic background,   I can only imagine that this would be beneficial when learning to walk on stilts.      Please get back to me an your earliest convenience.    Thank you in advance.

HIGH! Tricia!
Good to hear from you!

Your daughter can either make her own strap on stilts, or buy Dura stilts or one of the other competing brands of “drywall” or construction stilts.

Check out this page for links to build your own sites with photos and plans. Really, not that difficult.

Good luck and best wishes,

Bill “Stretch” Coleman

For my blog readers only: Here are some photos of my “emergency stilts” that I built in the Home Depot parking lot after forgetting to bring my stilts to a gig!

I cut the wood to length, assembled with duct tape, and after making some adjustments, I fastened everything together with screws and more duct tape!

Putting on the emergency stilts required padding and more duct tape! And help getting my stilt pants on over the stilts! I stapled "red and black lace" at the bottom of the stilts for a "check out my underwear" gag.

Putting on the emergency stilts required padding and more duct tape! And help getting my stilt pants on over the stilts! I stapled "red and black lace" at the bottom of the stilts for a "check out my underwear" gag.

I wore these all day.  No one suspected my early morning drama to build my stilts on  time!

I was in a bit of a rush, and didn’t get time to trim the tops of the side poles, so there was some chafing.  Overall, it wasn’t too uncomfortable, and the scars healed quickly.

Since then, I double check that I’ve brought my pro BigFoot stilts to the gig! 

 Much better!

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