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Custom Digitigrade Stilts by CanineHybrid Custom Digitigrade Stilts by CanineHybrid
Some photos of my new digitigrade stilts built by the talented WizardGir/~BalthezarArith


>>>CLICK TO GO WATCH THEM IN ACTION!<<<






Gir has made several pairs over the past few years trying to prefect his design. These are a custom set specifically for my leg measurements and for my new costume project- which required me to have quite a bit of length to the foot extension, 7" of additional length to be precise, that gives me quite a height boost as you can see for yourself.


My brother =ReyTiger standing next to me is 6ft tall, so a rough estimate is that they make me about 6'6". I'm normally 5'6" so I get to see the world in a whole new perspective! They are a lot of fun but naturally give me quite the workout. I have only had the stilts in my possession for 4 days now but plan to practice nearly every day until I can get a much more natural walk and build up my endurance. As demonstrated in the video, I can do a whole lot with them- including going over different terrain (cement, grass, and sand), up and down inclines, can pseudo-run, pick things up off the ground, and possibly the most important element: the ability to stand still for long periods of time.

Overall I'm very pleased with how they turned out, but they'll need some tweaking, some padding to make them more comfortable, and they do make a bit of squeaky metal noises as expected, but it's nothing that I can't work with. One day I'd love to upgrade to the Digilegs by Area 51 to see how their model compares. By the way if you're interested in a pair of your own, Gir is willing to take commissions on these every so often- however he does prefer to work with friends and experienced costumers, as well as currently not having much free time, but he was a pleasure to work with. If you're looking for the professional stilts, check out my previous review for all the details: [link]

WizardGir's YouTube Channel: [link] And check out his original digitigrade stilts video (design has since been improved): [link]



And of course, this is the creature that these stilts will be supporting:
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Carbon-Vanilla Featured By Owner 5 days ago
This is great work, I hope to see an update of your progress! :highfive:
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BloodLily16 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cool!
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LilySpring Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
are you still working on this? it's 2014 and there haven't been any updates on this since 2012 :/  it would be really cool to see more of this costum
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Puzzels Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
I want a pair for making a succubus or faun makeup. Do you make and sell these?
And how's the suit coming along? Will there be a video of you in costume in the near future?
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Andyvncreations Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Am i the only one who wants to try walking in those?
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Hogia Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds like they could be a lot of work to wear, then. My endurance is low, so I'd probably fare rather poorly if I tried to use something like these...
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Super-Fast-Tortoise Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
That's hot! good work!
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Mephistodin Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
I second. How about a store somewhere? People want this. 
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where can I buy this shit?
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SeiuchiKing Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
those are just too cool.
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