How to Use Jumping Stilts

by David Leynov

This guide will generally inform you on how to walk, jump, and run on jumping stilts.


  • 2 Jumping Stilts
  • 1 Helmet
  • 2 Wristguards
  • 2 Knee Pads
  • 2 Elbow Pads
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Make sure you have everything you need.

    Step 2

    Sit on a something like a stair and put on the jumping stilts. Use the Velcro straps to fasten your shoes and legs to the jumping stilt. If you find this difficult, have a friend assist you.

    Step 3

    Have a friend help you stand up. Make sure it's on a flat surface, preferably asphalt.

    Step 4

    Holding on to a wall or a friend, take small steps on the jumping stilts. Make sure your legs are wide enough apart so that the jumping stilts don't touch.

    Step 5

    When attempting to walk on your own, make sure that each "hoof" is firmly on the ground when each step is taken. Also, have a friend nearby in case you fall.

    Step 6

    Once you feel comfortable walking, attempt to jump a little while holding on to a friend or a wall. Once you are able to jump in little jumps without the friend or wall, try to take bigger jumps.

    Step 7

    After you learn to take bigger jumps, try to move around. If you can do that, keep practicing until you feel comfortable moving around in big jumps.

    Step 8

    Finally, go back to the first thing you learned: walking. Practice walking quickly, with a little jumping in each step. Keep going faster and faster, and before you know it, you'll be running!