stilts

hey, i was wondering if any of you guys know where i could find a nice
pair of stilts? not the wooden kind. i’ve looked everywhere. made it
around the block for the first time on my uni the other day. very nice

Blake Riley BALLOON BUDDIES

Blake,

By “not the wooden kind” do you mean you want to save trees or you want to
be able to walk on stilts without holding on (leaving your hands free for
juggling or whatever)? I’ve got a pair of really nice wooden stilts that I
made. I could send you basic instructions if you wish.

Some folks associate wooden stilts as the kind you hold with your hands on
the top, and use the steps down below. Mine aren’t like that, they strap
just below the knee. A tad dangerous but lots of fun. I made a pair of
pants for myself, too. There is a funny story about that. When I first
made them, I screwed up and got them way too tight, almost like a bodysuit
or something. You could easily see where my feet sat on the steps, not the
kind of image you want! So off to Textile Clearance House I go with my
very accurate measurements (I need some fabric…about yae high and yae
wide). The friendly lady behind the desk asked what I needed it for. I
obligingly pulled out my too-narrow pair of pants that I had brought along
to see if the coulours matched. She quickly reached for a glass of water
while muttering, “WHY do I ask???” LOL!!!

My mom, who was with me at the time, and I busted a gut laughing later.
The expression on her face was better than any joke.

These stilts are also rather inexpensive and easy to modify.

Graham W. Boyes

“Blake Riley” <balloonbuddies4@webtv.net> wrote in message
news:26576-3B5B3F9D-160@storefull-228.iap.bryant.webtv.net
> hey, i was wondering if any of you guys know where i could find a nice
> pair of stilts? not the wooden kind. i’ve looked everywhere. made it
> around the block for the first time on my uni the other day. very nice
>
> Blake Riley BALLOON BUDDIES

(I’ve got a pair of really nice wooden stilts that I made. I could send
you basic instructions if you wish.)

If ya don’t mind i’d love to be sent those instructions also. Send to
timmcken@netscape.net