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berzerker (Andy Pegan)



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:49 pm    Post subject: Stilts questions Reply with quote

I got stilts that look like these.



Cheapest I could find but they feel great (once tuned) and I am surprisingly mobile on them.

As I prep my lower leg build I wonder:

1) They do make a rattling sound. Everything is tight but there is a point where the upper leg support (tube in tube) rattles. Has anyone addressed the rattle of just left it. I was thinking wrapping with tape or piping some caulk in there.

2) Over time do they need re-adjustment? I want to know if I should build for this if it is inevitable or just wrap them in foam and seal them with fg resin or something similar?

Your input is appreciated.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:59 am    Post subject: Re: Stilts questions Reply with quote

berzerker wrote:
1) They do make a rattling sound. Everything is tight but there is a point where the upper leg support (tube in tube) rattles. Has anyone addressed the rattle of just left it. I was thinking wrapping with tape or piping some caulk in there.


I don't actually have stilts yet, but I've been researching them for a while now here on the forums. Here is what Bob suggests:
SoloYT1300 wrote:
One thing you can do to help with noise reduction is to cut leather into the shape of washers... take apart the spring device and place a lether washer on both sides of the spring. Thios way the spring will not touch metalbut a lether washer. This will reduce squeking and clicking noise.

I would also go to an Ace Hardware (or whatever is in your area) and pick up silicone greese. I would remove all moving parts from the stilts and greese them with silicone. It will last longer then the stuff they use and will also reduce noise from moving parts.

He's actually referring to the Skywalker stilts here, but it's the same principle.
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