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Stilt upgrade recommendations?

 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:15 pm    Post subject: Stilt upgrade recommendations? Reply with quote

I’ve been trooping in wooden frame stilts (12”) and they creak like a wooden ship in a storm. I know most of the previous Chewie stilt recommendations were Skywalker stilts, but since those are discontinued what should I go with now?

Looking for recommendations at any price point. I can DIY.

Thank you in advance.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

High stepper buckets that you can modify as you wish
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How tall are You? If you are 5’11” or 6’ you could go with Platform Boots with additional lifts.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tk42116 wrote:
High stepper buckets that you can modify as you wish


What exactly is a “high stepper bucket”? I have seen people make their own trash can stilts with construction foam which looks good but I want to be able to have as natural walking motion as possible. I might look like Frankenstein’s monster walking Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sky Guy wrote:
How tall are You? If you are 5’11” or 6’ you could go with Platform Boots with additional lifts.


I am 5’11” I’ve seen platform lifts but I think I need 12” of height. What would you recommend for “additional lift”?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Step-in Up Inc Highstepper Stilts might be a good fit for you! They're lightweight and can be cut down to 12" easily. They're quite simple to modify for comfort and support as well!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bacca9 wrote:
Step-in Up Inc Highstepper Stilts might be a good fit for you! They're lightweight and can be cut down to 12" easily. They're quite simple to modify for comfort and support as well!


Thank you for the recommendation. I'm trying to look for something that might be a bit more natural in gait. I came across Tru-Stride


It looks amazing, but unfortunately went bankrupt a few years back. An EBay store in Hong Kong still has some, but they are 18-24". I need around 12"

Any thoughts?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wookiee_hug wrote:
Sky Guy wrote:
How tall are You? If you are 5’11” or 6’ you could go with Platform Boots with additional lifts.


I am 5’11” I’ve seen platform lifts but I think I need 12” of height. What would you recommend for “additional lift”?


That’s exactly what I added to mine. And they work well.
Had them custom made. I’ll post pics.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sky Guy wrote:
Wookiee_hug wrote:
Sky Guy wrote:
How tall are You? If you are 5’11” or 6’ you could go with Platform Boots with additional lifts.


I am 5’11” I’ve seen platform lifts but I think I need 12” of height. What would you recommend for “additional lift”?


That’s exactly what I added to mine. And they work well.
Had them custom made. I’ll post pics.


Looking forward to the pics. I think it’s impossible to find the articulating stilts. They seemed to disappear. I guess the platform shoe would be the best for natural movement. Where could I get them custom made?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had to take Pics in Full Suit, but Here it is. I stand at 7ft 4in. The Boots are Demonica 7 inch Platforms, but Modified to add 6inches by my local Cobbler. Wasn’t cheap but the end result was well worth it.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/157518127@N06/shares/34c11d
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sky Guy wrote:
Had to take Pics in Full Suit, but Here it is. I stand at 7ft 4in. The Boots are Demonica 7 inch Platforms, but Modified to add 6inches by my local Cobbler. Wasn’t cheap but the end result was well worth it.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/157518127@N06/shares/34c11d


Looks really good! Are they really stable? With the larger boots do they give you enough ankle support?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can’t see in the Pics, but at the back of the Heels I had the Cobbler flare them out for stability. Also as an extra measure use Ankle Supporters. You can Buy them at Walgreens. I suggest walking around in them for at least 30 minutes a Day. It will break them in quite well. I no longer have balancing issues.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sky Guy wrote:
You can’t see in the Pics, but at the back of the Heels I had the Cobbler flare them out for stability. Also as an extra measure use Ankle Supporters. You can Buy them at Walgreens. I suggest walking around in them for at least 30 minutes a Day. It will break them in quite well. I no longer have balancing issues.


Thanks for tips!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No Problem, it’s much more easier then you think, and kneeling for the younglings is priceless.
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