Namur jousting stilts
MANY STILTWALKERS TRADITIONS BUT TWO MAIN FAMILIES OF STILTS IN THE WORLD
There are many differents stiltwalkers traditions and stilts practices in the world. Each has developed its own stilt model linked to its needs and its environment.
But the different stilts model can be resolved to two main types.
The first family of stilts are fixed to the legs and leave the hands free for the user. This type of stilt is ideal for sprints and long distance, dances or acrobatics.
The second family includes stilts gripped by the arms and where the feet rest on a skate without being fixed to it.
NAMUR JOUSTING STILTS
- The stilts now measure 202 cm.
- The typical element of the combat stilt is a metal stirrup fixing the body of the stilt to its base. This system holds the foot (situated at 84 cm) in place without affixing it to the stilt.
- The wicker handles which once orned the stilts have been removed due to their fragility
- At ground level at their inferior extremity, the stilts are ringed in vue of limiting abrasion and insuring adherence on certain surfaces.