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    - release springs from boxes while doing butts,you don't half to push so hard then
    - keep a small wet sponge in bottom of bazooka to stop it from drying/crusting
    -check your work with a 60 led cordless rechargeable light,no more dragging chords or tripping over them
    -if one man crew-tape flats, coat/bed,do bead coat,then next day lay your angle tapes,try it
    -if two man crew,do angle tapes then flats,that way you can go ,room by room ,floor by floor,level by level etc,(not running through house twice)
    -attach a wiping knife to stick/handle to wipe ceiling flats,wipe knife on a bucket/pail
    -control your environment,electric/power heat,dehumidifier
    -use motor oil to lubricate bazooka
    -don't use 7"or 8" box,waste of time and money,go double 10" well still wet,then 12" when dry,(these new materials don't shrink like they use to)
    -double stack your stilts(need two pair)strap them into each other,if your brave,but always remember safety first

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    Do you have a photo or youtube movie of the double stilts circus act in action? I would love to see this.

    And I havent heard the wet sponge tip before so thanks for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amestaper View Post
    Do you have a photo or youtube movie of the double stilts circus act in action? I would love to see this.

    And I havent heard the wet sponge tip before so thanks for that.

    and welcome to the forum.
    I used to keep a wet sponge in my bazooka yonks ago. Where you been hiding?

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    here is the linkhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thPFcf0y4oc
    it's not me lol,but we tried it after we seen it,go to the 6:30 mark,the guy is dancing on a double pair of stilts strapped together,we tried it with a pair of skywalkers on a pair of my old stilts in my front yard. worked great.

    if the link don't work (cause your in uk) the title of the video is tecktonik JUMPSTYLE
    and safety first ,eh! (A)

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    Ohhh that is some crazy s*** this is the link here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thPFcf0y4oc

    What a looney on double stilts
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2buck View Post
    - release springs from boxes while doing butts,you don't half to push so hard then
    - keep a small wet sponge in bottom of bazooka to stop it from drying/crusting
    -check your work with a 60 led cordless rechargeable light,no more dragging chords or tripping over them
    -if one man crew-tape flats, coat/bed,do bead coat,then next day lay your angle tapes,try it
    -if two man crew,do angle tapes then flats,that way you can go ,room by room ,floor by floor,level by level etc,(not running through house twice)
    -attach a wiping knife to stick/handle to wipe ceiling flats,wipe knife on a bucket/pail
    -control your environment,electric/power heat,dehumidifier
    -use motor oil to lubricate bazooka
    -don't use 7"or 8" box,waste of time and money,go double 10" well still wet,then 12" when dry,(these new materials don't shrink like they use to)
    -double stack your stilts(need two pair)strap them into each other,if your brave,but always remember safety first
    come on please! my tip was better

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    Quote Originally Posted by belmoreboy View Post
    Ohhh that is some crazy s*** this is the link here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thPFcf0y4oc

    What a looney on double stilts

    If i was that dude i would have to get some extra long trousers.

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    that is crazy but pretty dam funny haha

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    wt a legend crazy shit

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    yea always put wet sponge at end off barrell , it does keep it from going crusty

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    Belive it or not in the state where Ames tools was invented they do not even sell stilts anymore. They have been outlawed for decades. If you get caught wearing a pair you get thrown off the job; much less double stacking them! Too many guys were getting hurt that is why they outlawed them. The insurance will not cover you here if you are hurt while wearing them. Yeah they are great till you get hurt on them! The only time I have ever seen them here is in the circus except for one guy from Arkansas and lol he had a banjo in his hand....true story.(you know the movie Deliverance)

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    yea they can be dangerous if your not careful, ive been using stilts for 10 years . only time i nearly fell was because of other trades, leaving shit behind ,
    iv never really been told not too were them, then again other trades couldnt even use step ladders on commercial job , and i was allowed too use my stilts they were very annoyed tht i was allowed use stilts and they coulnt use there step ladders

    health and safety even stop you from using a ginger crate nowadays,

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