No matter what type of stilts you own, they should include all of these parts:
Plasterer’s stilts floor plates
Floor plates are the part of the stilts that are in contact with the floor.
Plasterer’s stilts sole plates and heel cup
The sole plate is the part of the stilts where you rest your foot. The heel cup is an adjustable part that supports and encloses the heel.
Plasterer’s stilts calf brace
The calf brace is a padded brace that encompasses the calf for additional support, stability and comfort.
Plasterer’s stilts foot and heel straps
Foot and heel straps connect you to the sole plates. They should be tight and secure.
Plasterer’s stilts wing bolts
On some models of stilts, to adjust the height you will need to unscrew these, remove and replace after adjustments.
Plasterer’s stilts clasp
On other models there is a quick release clasp instead of wing bolts.
Plasterer’s stilts ankle spring / shock absorber
The advantage of having adjustable ankle springs is that it allows the wearer to have a more natural walking motion when using the stilts.Built-in shock absorbers take away some of the strain from wearing stilts. They allow the wearer to use them for longer without succumbing to fatigue.
Plasterer’s stilts bushing
A cylindrical metal lining between box section and bolt fixing (pivot). Spreading the load to reduce friction and wear.