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Re: Rubber Axe heads
Poster: Neil Brady <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>OK, so can someone give us the latest scoop on the rubber axe heads?
>Last year at Pennsic, we couldn't use them.
I used one at Pennsic 26, got it inspected by Richard himself. What he
said to me at the time he was inspecting it was, 'I hate these things, I
want to get them banned.' But he passed me anyway. For more on that, you
would have to ask Richard himself.
I've been using one for about 3-4 years now; they're tough as nails.
Never had anyone question a blow, and never had anyone call a blow
excessive. I don't mind anyone using one against me, which is the final
indicator in my mind.
>Rumor went around that the society marshall banned them. Duke Richard
>told me the society marshall banned them but I never saw anything in
>print about this.
>This year, my lovely rubber axe head pole-arm was permitted and I had
>the chance to swat some heads with it. Additionally, a Midrealmer told
>me that there was a long explanation of the legalities of the rubber axe
>newsletter, The Pale. The lengthy explanation basically said that they
I have never heard anything more than rumor about them being banned. It
will be a tough time to get them thrown out though. They meet or exceed
every standard of safety (compression, weight, width, etc.), and I have
never heard of an injury attributable solely to the axe head, so I really
don't see what the problem is.
Duke Richard, would you care to explain?
Frederich Von Teufel
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