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Re: constructive solutions
Poster: Rowanwald South <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.
> Gregory Blount
My 2 cents worth...
As a full time paramedic and part time Chirrrjunn, (OK nobody else can
spell it either) I must tell of a little experiance.
At Marinus/Tir-Y-Don event about a year or so ago, the staff tried to set
up this test. For the most part the greatest distance the bowling ball
traveled was the distance that the stand fell over. The ball on it's own
only travelled inches even from the hardest blow. Not much of a guage
One further danger reared its ugly head. On that fateful day, a certain
unnamed Viscount hit a perfect blow in form and position...which (you
figure out the physics) rebounded the rattan sword squarely at him and as
he dodged the blow, caught it right between the eyes -WHACK- shards of
glasses flying. To his honor, he was the only person who moved the ball
without just knocking the stand over.
I would suggest a differant form of test, but if this is to be done
ensure that care is taken and especially that helms are worn.
Sorry that I couldn't be more help.
Philip the Bashful
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