A Stilt walking Memory
One of the memories which we talked about concerned stilt walking. This was an activity that many of us enjoyed in our youthful years. This was a favorite outdoor activity in our neighborhood.
Stilts were not available in department stores. Our fathers made them out of wood. Stilts can now be purchased in department and toy stores for children.
The children and adults who enjoy stilt walking today work with aluminum/steel stilts which are made for workers.
But for those who are willing they will take the time to maker their own from wood.
Types of Stilts
Drywall stilts are popular for beginning stilt walkers because they offer more stability for balancing.
Or perhaps the character which they are portraying is not very active and the person on the stilts will not need to work as hard maintaining balance by using the drywall stilts.
There are 6 other stilt styles used by other types of workers as well as stilt walkers who are entertainers.
The peg style will hold the body erect and will require the operator to constantly move in order to maintain balance.
When representing a four-legged animal or creature the body needs to bend forward from the waistline. The Canadian crutches are worn on the arms permitting the operator to balance and support the bent body.for walking and other active movements.
The type of character that you are portraying will wear stilts suited to its character traits and activities.
A walking tree: drywall stilts
A clown: peg stilts
A mythical character: spring stilts
Stilt walking Activities
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