Stiltwalking is a very old performance art. Developed in france as a tool of war for breaching walls, it quickly became entertainment. The oldest form of stilting is the traditional "peg" stilts. This form provides the walker with the greatest freedom of movement and is generally the most graceful. The one limitation is they cannot stand still. Drywall stilts solve this problem, but are generally a bit clunkier in motion. The most modern stilts involve high-tension springs, affectionately called "bouncy stilts". These offer the same freedom of motion as pegs, but add the ability for extreme running and jumping.