Drywall stilts make it much easier to balance and much less fatiguing to stand still compared to stilts used by performers. The reason for this focus on stability and ease of balance is probably obvious: your focus is the project and the stilts, like any tool, should make the job easier and faster, not more difficult.
In a general, is it easy to walk on stilts?
They do take more balance and more time to learn the basics of walking, but they are highly impractical because the foot of the stilt is a very small area. Because of this, the stilt walker is required to constantly stay in motion, teetering back from foot to foot.
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Whence, are stilts dangerous?
Stilts are used rather than scaffolding because they save the time spent climbing up and down. Although these stilts are allowed by OSHA, they are very dangerous and can result in serious injury if one were to fall while using them.
Do plasterers wear stilts?
Q. Are Plasterers The Only People That Wear The Stilts? A. No, a lot of trades that have to work at height prefer to use the stilts as they're easier and faster than scaffolding, especially for smaller jobs.
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2022
Geospace WALKAROO Xtreme Steel Balance Stilts with Height Adjustable Vert Lifters by Air Kicks
EASE OF USE – Our Walkaroo XTREME! Stilts are engineered with an easy balance design. The unique ergonomic "S" bend in the upper portion making the poles rest comfortably behind your shoulders for hours of fun. Equipped with durable padded under arm foam and adjustable foam handles that add comfort, grip and safety.
EASILY ADJUST HEIGHT FOR BOTH KIDS AND ADULTS - Go to the XTREME with height off the ground that ranges from 12 to 17 inches (30.5 cm to 43.2 cm) with Vert Lifters; which is 5” higher than our Original Walkaroo Stilts (sold separately). The 5 different adjustable height settings are quick and easy to adjust. Suitable for advanced stilt-walkers between 4’6” and 6’6” tall and up to 250 Lbs.
SUPERIOR DESIGN – Our Walkaroo XTREME! Stilts are a step above the competition, constructed of rugged high quality tubular steel with non-marking rubber feet for use indoors and outdoors, making them the TOP in their class. The large rubber foot on the bottom of each stilt adds maximum stability.
EXERCISE AND STAY ACTIVE - Encourage kids, teens and even adults to get off electronic devices and get active! Improves balance and coordination too (and will impress your neighbors!).
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2022
Geospace Original Walkaroo Stilts by Air Kicks (Steel) with Ergonomic Design for Easy Balance Walking (Blue)
EASE OF USE - Comfortable ergonomic design make stilt-walking easier to learn and Walkaroos easier to use than traditional stilts. The under arm foam and handles add comfort and grip.
ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT FOR BOTH KIDS AND ADULTS - Walkaroo Balance Stilts quickly adjust to accommodate anyone (age 6 to adult) with a height of 54 to 78 inches (4½ to 6½ feet) tall, up to maximum weight of 220 Lbs (100 Kg). Foot pads are 10” from the ground.
SUPERIOR DESIGN - Made of rugged tubular steel; bottoms have large rubber non-marking feet for max stability, allowing for used indoors and out. Foot pegs are about 4” wide allowing plenty of room for most shoes, and are made of non-slip soft rubber pads.
EXERCISE AND STAY ACTIVE - Encourage kids & teens to get off electronic devices and get active! Improves balance and coordination (and will impress your neighbors!).
XTENSIONZ - When ready for advanced stilt walking, add the XTENSIONZ 4-piece set for additional height (available for purchase).
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2022
GypTool Pro 24" - 40" Drywall Stilts - Silver
Suitable for drywall, painting, wiring, & much more
Crafted from high-grade, light-weight aluminum
No tools required to adjust height
Fully adjustable braces accommodate any user
Working height: 24" - 40", Stilt weight: 17.1 pounds per pair, Rated load: 225 pounds
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2022
Geospace Original Walkaroo 'Wee' Balance Stilts with Adjustable Height for Little Kids & Beginners (Ages 4+) Active Play, in Assorted Colors (Red or Blue)
SUPERIOR DESIGN - Our Walkaroo ‘Wee’ Stilts are made of rugged tubular steel; ergonomically engineered for easy balance and a comfortable ride due to the unique C-bend design in the handles.
EASE OF USE –The E-Z Walk Handle design makes stilt walking simple to learn for younger kids and beginners, just step on, pull up and go! The bottoms have large durable rubber feet for max stability, allowing for use indoors and out.
ADJUST THE HEIGHT - Adjustable handles allow for quick, easy height and arm positioning for each user depending on their height; soft easy-grip foam handles for comfort. From the foot pegs to the base, highest to lowest from the ground are approx: 17in, 16in, 14.5in, 13.5in, 12.5in. The foot rests are about 4” wide and are made of non-slip soft rubber pads.
EXERCISE AND STAY ACTIVE - Encourages young kids to be active while improving balance, coordination and strength. Recommended for ages 4 to 12.
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2022
Flybar Master Walking Stilts for Kids Ages 10 +, Weights Up to 200 Lbs - Adjustable Height with Foam Handles & Shoulder Rests - Fun Outdoor Toys for Girls & Boys
The Flybar Master Walking Stilts is a brand new and innovating product from Flybar. Our stilts are ergonomically designed to make learning how to stilt walk easy. You’ll be up and walking in no time.
Improve Your Balance & Coordination- Once you master the Flybar Master Stilts, you’ll see how much your balance has improved.
Beautifully & Ergonomically Designed Hand Grips & Shoulder Rest- The padded hand grips make for a comfortable riding experience while the shoulder rests go behind your shoulders to ensure you’re standing up straight. Not to mention that they look great too.
Adjustable Height- The Master Stilts have 5 adjustable heights from 12.5” – 17” off the ground. The full length of the Master Stilts is 72” long.
Extra Wide Non-Slip Footrests and Sturdy Traction Tips- Wider than any recreational stilt in the market; the Flybar Master Stilts have extra wide footrests for maximum stability and comfort. The sturdy rubber tips will make for a more stable stilting experience and can be used indoors and out.
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2022
Champion Sports Platform Kid Stilts: Classic Kids Party, Birthday, and Picnic Game Set (PPSSET)
WALK TALLER - Champion Sports Platform Stilt Set will have you walking taller in no time thanks to sturdy plastic construction and comfortable hand cords; try one of the classic kids games
ADJUSTABLE HAND CORDS - Keep yourself balanced on the stilt cups easily with the anchored soft ropes; pass out sets to students during school recess or gym activities for a fun treat
SET OF 6 - Each set includes six platform stilts with non marking rubber feet that won't scuff floors at home or on the court; a versatile toy that virtually any young child can enjoy
6 COLORS - Choose from six colors, including purple, yellow, red, green, orange, and royal blue; there's a color for everyone at the family get-together, party, and BBQ
PERFECT FOR KIDS AND ADULTS - Great lawn game for families, children, teens, and adults up to 175 lbs; must-have recreation equipment for outdoor activities, Christmas gifts, and birthday parties
Included components: 6 Sets of Stilts
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2022
Stark Premium Drywall Stilts Lifts Walking Stilt Painting Painter Taping Stage Performer Walker Stilt Adjustable Height 24" to 40" inch Non Slip
Durable and Lightweight Material - Drywall stilts are made of high density aluminum, which is not only heavy duty enough to hold 220 lbs weight, but also only 16lbs light weight, very convenient to carry & storage
Body Bionics Principle Design - Product is based on the principle of human bionics, emulates the characteristics of the body movement of lower limb body
Easy to Wear and Learn to Walk - Adjustable heel plates, foot straps & self-locking metal buckles, this drywall stilts allow quick finish wearing in few minutes
Height Adjustable & Non-slip Design - The height of this pair of drywall stilts can be adjusted from 24" to 40 inches to meet different working heights. Premium rubber soles prevent user from slipping while walking
Wide Applications - With adjustable height and dual action springs Stark drywall stilts are ideal tool for drywall painting, electrical, drop ceilings, stage performer and many other applications
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2022
SUPERFASTRACING 18-30 Inch Drywall Stilts Aluminum Tool Adjustable for Painters Walking Painting Taping Black
Package including:1 Pair of Drywall Stilts , 1x Instruction Book
Color: Black . Weight: 6.8 kg / 14.99 lbs . Height: Adjustable from 18" - 30"
Function: It can pedal stilts stents, free in indoor and outdoor walking, standing, homework, do not need the support staff and other facilities.
Material: Aluminum. Made of durable material, this AL-Alloy Stilt is guaranteeing the safety of you. It adopts lightweight and is produced by the sophisticated technology.
Suitable for: Both Home And Outdoor Use, such as high installation and maintenance. It is wear easily and convenient to use
Adjustable from 24" to 40" to accommodate different working heights; 227 lbs load capacity
Dual action springs for flexibility; Skid resistant with premium rubber soles
3-position heel bracket accommodating different foot sizes & preventing slippage in every direction
Lightweight & strong aluminum alloy construction for easy motion & increased durability
Perfect for painting, electrical, drop ceiling, parades or cosplay assistants
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2022
Get Out! Bucket Stilts in Yellow â€“ Kid Stilt 2-Pack (Pair) Walking Cups for Children â€“ Kids Stepper Toy Walking Stilts
WALK TALLER: Enjoy walking and exploring the world at a new height with the Get Out! Kid Walking Stilts; These stepping buckets are a fun way for children to get up and exercise; Bucket stilts are high enough to be entertaining and low enough to be safe for kids of all ages; Package Includes 2 bright yellow steppers (1 for each foot)
IMPROVE SKILLS: No training needed; These beginner stilts help develop gross motor skills, enhance coordination, balance, and ultimately allow fun; For play recommended for grades pre-k to 5th (Ages 3 and up); Presents new challenges even after simply walking is mastered (speed, distance, height)
ADJUSTABLE HAND CORDS: 4.5-foot (1.4m) handle ropes are approximately 2.25-feet (0.7m) long when tied to bucket stilts for balance; Adjustable to accommodate your height and arm length; Tie rope ends together or knot each end inside the stilt cup (tie larger knots higher to shorten length); Sit the stilt on the floor or ground with open end down, pull string up from top of can, place one foot on each can, hold string in each hand, and walk by pulling up on each string while stepping with foot
FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY: Perfect addition for any lawn game and competition with your family and friends to see who can walk on their stilts the longest; Fit all sizes of feet (we recommend wearing solid-sole shoes); For children, teens, and adults; Stilt bucket is 4.75 inches (12.6cm) tall with a 4-inch (10.2cm) top diameter and 5.1-inch (13cm) diameter hollow construction base; 1/5-inch (5mm) thickness and two 0.15-inch (4mm) diameter top holes for rope
BUILT TO LAST: Constructed from durable plastic that can be used indoors or outdoors and is resistant to rust and corrosion; Stilts have a thick lip on the bottom that prevents the bucket from collapsing; Will not scratch wood floors; Easy to store by nesting inside each other (stackable) when not in use; Textured traction grip lines on top surface to prevent slippage and is still comfortable on feet; Safe on carpet, playground rubber mulch, concrete, grass
The injuries sustained from a fall from stilts can vary widely, from sprained fingers to a broken back. Because every fall has the potential to be severe, preventing all possible falls is very important.
In flood plains, and on beaches or unstable ground, buildings are often constructed on stilts to protect them from damage by water, waves or shifting soil or sand. Stilts for walking have platforms for the feet and may be strapped to the user's legs. Stilts have been used for many hundreds of years.
Stilts are walking devices that make the person wearing them much taller than usual. When you use stilts, you stand on foot rests and walk along far above the ground. ... You can sometimes see people walking on stilts at a circus or parade, and you can see houses on stilts in some beachfront communities.
Piling and stilt home heights typically range from a few feet above ground to as much as 10 to 20 feet or more in coastal, hurricane and flood plain areas. Some Topsider stilt houses have been designed on steel pilings that are more than 25 feet tall.
With regard to stilts, please be advised that OSHA regulations do not prohibit their use. In addition, OSHA has no plans to prohibit them. It should be stressed that where standard guardrails are used to protect employees working near an edge, the height of the guardrails may have to be raised if stilts are to be used.
Position the side pole holder in the side pole bracket slots according to your calf size so the stilts will stand straight when mounted. Remove wing bolts. Evenly raise the stilt legs to the desired height, align the wing bolt with holes in the legs and extension tubes, install wing bolts, and tighten well.