Some photos of my new digitigrade stilts built by the talented WizardGir/~BalthezarArith
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: