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constructive solutions

Poster: "Greg Lindahl" <lindahl@pbm.com>

I heard my first complaint about heavy hitting in Atlantia in 1982,
before I joined the SCA. Not being a heavy fighter, I wouldn't have
the slightest idea if any such comments are true, but I do know that
it's been an unsolved issue for a long time.

I'd like to make a constructive suggestion, one which might help
everyone: a TI article described an apparatus, consisting of a post, a
bowling ball, and a tape measure, which can be used to accurately
measure the force of a blow.

Perhaps it would be fun to make such a device, pick an amount of force
which seems reasonable to the Chivalry and/or the marshals, and hold a
contest to see which fighter can most reliably deliver said blow?
Tests like this might enable the armored fighters in the kingdom to
agree on what an appropriate killing blow is, and making it a contest
might make it fun and constructive.

Gregory Blount

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