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My first time as a part of the Stilted Wookiee Brigade-w/vid
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks great Smile congrats thats a long time on stilts man. ive been trying to get used to being up there..30 mins at a time.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lumpy wrote:
Thanks all.
I'm really amazed at the difference 5 little inches make. Even the other base/garrison members are amazed when I walk around now.


Thats a big part of the fun of wearing the costume. The view over the crowd and high vantage point is cool. The big imposing sight when you walk around over 7'6' is a reaction getter. Glad you are having fun with it....
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm doing the ceremonial puck drop at a minor league hockey game this weekend. My wife is attending so she can know what happened if she has to put in a life insurance claim after watching her fool husband try and walk on the ice in drywall stilts!! Laughing Laughing Surprised Surprised

Should be interesting!! Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck, Chris. I don't think I would ever walk in ice in the stilts.

See if they can roll out a matt on the ice for you. At the very least, try it out first before the big event. You might have to temporarily attach something to the bottom of your stilts for traction. Maybe sand paper or something.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have done several for our local minor league team and they always have Vader drop the puck. They put a put a carpet out for him.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They'll put a carpet out for the puck drop so that's not a problem. I'll probably go out after the game because this team always does special SW jerseys and Chewie is on this year's jersey.

Yes, I'll post pics!! Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lumpy wrote:
I'm doing the ceremonial puck drop at a minor league hockey game this weekend.

You be EXTRA careful walking out there... having grown up around ice rinks, I can tell you those carpets aren't worth "poodoo" if the ice conditions aren't just right.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lumpy wrote:
And by the way - I think we definately need a "Stilted Wookiee Brigade" patch!!! Very Happy Laughing

I'd buy several!
And well done with the upgrades!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I survived and actually DID make it out on the ice after the game. It actually wasn't too bad, but I did kind of stick with the "grandpa" shuffle method just to be sure!! I'll post a couple pics as soon as the people who took them get them up. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lumpy wrote:
Well, I survived and actually DID make it out on the ice after the game. It actually wasn't too bad, but I did kind of stick with the "grandpa" shuffle method just to be sure!! I'll post a couple pics as soon as the people who took them get them up. Wink

Well done!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Wookster wrote:
Great pics Chris, the basketball photo is awesome!!

Agreed. That was my favorite. I'll finally be able to dunk!
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