Le combat d'échasseurs du 26 mars 1669 est tellement épique qu'il inspire un poème au Comte de Wallef ~ ~ The stilt walkers fight of March 26 1669 has been so epic that he has inspired a poetry to the Count of Wallef
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Bâton landais, The stilts were useable with a third stick, "poverty" or "tchanquey." This allows the shepherd to stand or get off and on, because he must climb to reach the stirrups where he puts his feet. This staff provides balance for the walker while moving. Finally, the stick is provided with an enlarged upper portion that allows the shepherd to sit and rest, forming a tripod.