Monday, 18 January 2016

Learning Tales - Thomas



Thomas's and Anna's blog can be found at https://kidblog.org/class/LearningTales. Below is Thomas's last entry.
In case you were wondering, this is not about lego - which you already know.  It is about the most awesome / fun / cool thing of all time, jumping stilts!!!!!!!  Jumping stilts ( J S ) look like this:

...And like I said, they are the most awesome / fun / cool thing ever!!! What is even better, is that I  got a pair for Christmas.  If you don't know what these are, jumping stilts are stilts that have a springy piece of metal on the back of them and with the proper weight you can make the springy piece of metal go down and then release up making you jump really high.  I'd wanted these since June and decided I would ask for a pair for Christmas.  Everything I'd seen on the internet made them look very cool but it said that they took a lot of practise to use.  Since I have used stilts and a pogo stick before and had a lot of practice, I thought I would probably be pretty good at them.  When I got them, I tried them on and I turned out to be right!  It took me about 10 minutes until I was able to jump.  I can't wait until the summer to use them outside.  Maybe I'll even learn a backflip!
Well, that's all for now!
Thomas

1 comment:

  1. Hi Thomas, Wow, they are so cool! I am so glad that you posted a picture of them because I could only imagine traditional stilts not the jumping ones! I am curious to know what led you to get involved with this activity? Do you have to wear protective gear when jumping on them? A back flip sounds like an amazing goal!! I wonder if Cirque de Soleil uses stilt walkers in their performances? Thanks for sharing your interests!

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