19 responses on “New skill learned today: drywall stilts

  1. don carson

    I WAS DIONG A JOB ONCE NEXT TO A DAYCARE, I WALKED OUTSIDE IN MY STILTS AND
    EVERY KID THERE FREAKED OUT! THEY WERE LIKE, ”WHERE DID YOU GET THOSE
    SHOES!! I LOVED IT

  2. Brig Cook

    I found them to be harder to put on than they are to walk with…until I
    learned what I showed in the video. The first few times you wear them, I
    recommend being within reach of a wall or ceiling to help catch yourself.

  3. Self Observer

    Practice touching the floor with them on, on the mid setting I can still
    bend down and pick my 6″ broadknife off the floor 😛

  4. Brig Cook

    Unless you’re 10 feet tall, it’s rather difficult to reach a ceiling to
    apply mud or to sand without standing on something. You could use a
    scaffold, but these allow you to get around more easily.

  5. dirtydew84

    Have you ever heard. The saying. I’d rather fall an inch and a half than
    fall ten feet or the other way around

  6. dirtydew84

    I use stilts to frame or stick a house try walking. On in leaveal ground
    but give a Atari boy for learning

  7. 120iron

    I’d like to see you pull that off on a set to 24-40’s all the way up…;-)
    When set at 40″, I put mine on using the staircase to provide the required
    “step up” height. I’ve been working on Dura-stilts since 1991. I climb up
    drywall benches to get to peaks of sloped vaults (while set at 40″…out in
    the middle of the room) and “walk the plank” on a daily basis…I insulate
    new construction housing in Alberta, Canada. I have fallen a total of three
    times in my life, twice at 40″ and once at 24″.

  8. Brig Cook

    Learning to put on the stilts while standing. Previously, I always did it
    sitting on 3 buckets stacked on top if each other, which was a bit
    precarious.