My son was so excited to finally get the jumping stilts. He has been on stilts for 8 yrs that I made for him and he uses them VERY well. He is a 'bean pole' skinny and weighs 104lbs. We thought these would work great because he's right in the middle of the weight scale. Well.... He got them on right away and they fit fairly well. The bindings are too big for kids feet for sure. My son is 15 and the bindings were just about touching when tightened to his foot and leg. They also have a pretty cheap clamping mechanism, it's kind of hard to strap in. It's not just click-click-click and your gone... after getting strapped in, he was off and running and extremely excited! Until he started to jump. When he was jumping, the pads of the stilts only we're going 3 to 4 inches off the ground. Not very high in my opinion. This is when he started to bottom out on the stilts. Meaning the full range of the stilts was used and the stilts foot hit the binding bottom. When he ran with a hop to his step, the weight on a single stilt bottomed out even easier. After A LOT of sadness, we were going to returm. Then the fun began with the seller. So I opened a return item through Amazon and then was told to contact the 3rd party seller. So I sent in a email summarizing what I said above. The seller asked for pictures first and very shortly after, closed the return request with Amazon which said he was going to refund without a return. I sent another email stating I was a little confused. Then he wanted to know my sons height (which has no bearing on the outcome) then he wanted to know my sons weight ( which I already told him twice at this point) then he had a "great deal" for me, he wanted to sell me another adult pair for $180 more (so I keep the defective ones we can't use?? Why would I do that?) then he asked to only refund half (still, I'd have stilts that don't work for us) finally after about 10 emails he said he'd return the stilts and I'd have to pay for shipping and he'd pay me back... He couldn't ever tell me why he couldn't send me a prepaid return label.. then he stopped returning emails~
are they cheap? For the most part but they get the job done for the beginner I guess. They definitely will not get you jumping like the picture. I would pick a pair with your weight at least at the bottom of the scale if your wanting to jump a little. Most of the time the cheaper side of things is fine, but when you can't even do what they describe, it stinks. Usally a seller knows what he's dealing and will return easily for those who don't want them.. in this case, this seller is unwilling to return and is very hard to get a point across to.
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