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    finally going to get a pair of stilts but which ones should i get ?

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    Definitely not these ones.
    http://www.tapingandjointing.com/for...60-nice-stilts

    I need a set myself for a 2.7 metre high ceiling I've to do. I wasnt going to but a member uploaded a risk assessment for these during the week which changed my mind. Expect to pay 150-200.
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    Check these stilts out. I gotta get a set
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58tn5tvz-hc

    and a crash helmet.
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    i borrowed a pair of dura stilts off my mate to see how i would get on before splashing out. they are very good but really expensive, hoping to sell my old bazooka to get some cash for them

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    good video, your fixings wouldnt stay in your pouch for long though. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by amestaper View Post

    I need a set myself for a 2.7 metre high ceiling I've to do.
    Get an extender handle for the box,and the rest of the tools, the only time we (read my son) put stilts on was to do a 3.5 mtr ceiling in Cambridge.

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    Ive got 3 different sized tapetechs and wont be buying an extendable handle until 2 of these break. Stilts would be practical for getting closer to where Im working without having to stretch so much
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    I've got durastilts. They are light and comfortable. Only paid 85 for them, as new, off Ebay, from a chap that used them once and nearly pood his pants & gave up on them.

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    I can highly recommend the SUR stilts S2 magnesium ones, i had them when they first came out a few years ago now and found them much more comfortable to wear than the standard stilts with just the one arm. They have various sizes to choose from and reasonably priced, theres a pair on ebay at the moment new for 175

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SUR-STILTS-S2-...-/110539551127

    they're very lightweight compared to some brands and strong

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    Quote Originally Posted by amestaper View Post
    Definitely not these ones.
    http://www.tapingandjointing.com/for...60-nice-stilts

    I need a set myself for a 2.7 metre high ceiling I've to do. I wasnt going to but a member uploaded a risk assessment for these during the week which changed my mind. Expect to pay 150-200.
    Could you point me in the right dircetion for the risk assessment.

    I got myself a pair of stilts off ebay for 50. 24' to 36'. don't know what make they are but they good enough.

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    its on this page http://www.tapingandjointing.com/for...rded-from-site!!!!!!!!!!
    scroll down the bottom its a link posted by secret squirrell i think

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    This file was useful so I've also kept a copy for the downloads section.

    http://www.tapingandjointing.com/for...p?do=cat&id=27
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    Quote Originally Posted by amestaper View Post
    Check these stilts out. I gotta get a set
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58tn5tvz-hc

    and a crash helmet.
    Ha! You would need a crash helmet cos your hard hat would fall off lol!

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    Cheers very much lads, very useful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amestaper View Post
    Ive got 3 different sized tapetechs and wont be buying an extendable handle until 2 of these break. Stilts would be practical for getting closer to where Im working without having to stretch so much

    machinemart have a set of stilts for under 100,,,however dont blame me if there crap,,i think i`m gonna invest in a set as well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mik mpd View Post
    I can highly recommend the SUR stilts S2 magnesium ones, i had them when they first came out a few years ago now and found them much more comfortable to wear than the standard stilts with just the one arm. They have various sizes to choose from and reasonably priced, theres a pair on ebay at the moment new for 175

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SUR-STILTS-S2-...-/110539551127

    they're very lightweight compared to some brands and strong
    thanks for the link to my ebay item these are my last pair and are the smaller 15"-23" ones will be getting the other sizes in soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrightyboy View Post
    finally going to get a pair of stilts but which ones should i get ?
    marshalltown redesigned there stilts a while back and came up with the skywalker 2 they have improved the bad points ie more comfortable foot holder better straps and i shock absorber stlye foot downsides is weight and price around 230
    sur stilts make a magnesium one which is the lightest available cost around 165
    they also make the double sided one which is very safe and easier on your back cost around 180
    ones like the dura stilts can be got on ebay for 50-100 and all have similar components

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    which are the ones you are selling on ebay for 99

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    some geezer is selling stilts on ebay for 500.00. suprisingly hes still got 10 to sell.
    free postage though. NOT TOO BAD!!!

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