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Suspension of Certain Combat Arrows
Maybe somebody can answer this question for me: are balder blunts allowed
in rapier combat? At least two archery marshalls told me no, because
they can dent the masks. Several rapier marshalls I have talked to said
they were allowed. (Besides, with out masks, we don't have to worry
about the bounce back).
Thomas de Grey
of Ponte Alto
On Wed, 11 Nov 1998 08:45:16 -0500 "Greg Prevost" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Poster: "Greg Prevost" <email@example.com>
> I can tell you what this effect this statement will have on a lot
>combat archers. They spent a LOT of time and effort on making and
>purchasing balder blunts because they were told they were legal. They
>encouraged to help Atlantia by doing so. Now because of one incident
>are being told that their time and effort is basically wasted. I
>about the average archer but my Lady spent at least $300 just on
>Blunts, shafts, fletching, etc.... Thats not counting all the hours
>spent making said arrows.
> No disrespect to Sir Iian and Lord Stepan but I feel the risk from
>bounce back arrows is far less then a woods battle and all those
>and limbs at head level. Anybody who fights a woods battle without
>goggles/facescreen is at just as much or more risk to an eye injury
>from a baldar blunted combat arrow.
>And I know what I am talking about, my Lady uses me and our local
>practice as live targets! I have been shot, or my opponent has been
>hundreds and hundreds of times.
> To ban them now, without having finished your tested is a
>those Atlantians. Baldar blunts are used by a lot of other Kingdoms,
>has been many hours of testing done on them. They were tested before
>were allowed to be used in Atlantia. What has your new testing showed
>that we didn't know before?
>Lord Janos of Cyddlain Downs
>Knights Marshal of Cyddlian Downs
>(warning, blatant event plug)
>Autocrat of Feast of St. Dismas/Toys for Toys - where there will be
>archery one way or another.
>From: Steve Riley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Date: Tuesday, November 10, 1998 10:32 PM
>Subject: Suspension of Certain Combat Arrows
>>As of this posting I have not completely finished my testing on all
>>arrows. As of now I am suspending the use of Baldar Blunts made with
>>type of fixed shaft(wooden or fiberglass) in any heavy melees. I know
>>this will put alot of arrows out of commission for awhile but until I
>>finish the testing it is for the best. I am posting this to the
>>list so it can be made known to all the marshals as soon as possible.
>>will also post this to the Atlantian list. If anyone has any
>>about this please post them to me privately.
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