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Re: Suspension of Certain Combat Arrows

Poster: "David Ritterskamp" <jonnyb70@hotmail.com>

To a large extent, the SCA puts the onus of a fighter's individual 
protection on the fighter by essentially stating that "these are the 
MINIMUMS that we the SCA consider to be safe.  Anything else you put on 
your body to protect it is your business."

I don't see any reason why eye/face protection should be any different.  
I also don't see why a fighter that is worried about being hit by an 
arrow can't just remove him/herself from that battle.]

So here's an EASY fix, both for wood battles and for any battles 
involving archery:  Institute a rule that eye goggles or hockey masks 
are RECOMMENDED (not required) equipment for those who wish to protect 
themselves from this potential problem, 
and let the rest of us get on with life.  Personally I don't think this 
even needs to be made an official rule, since it's just common sense to 
cover something if you're afraid of getting it hit, but at least this 
would officially acknowledge the potential problem.  I know that a bunch 
of people will probably have a coronary over this next bit (not the 
least of which is me), but I agree with Janos.  With the track record 
compiled by combat archery to this date, banning BB's isn't the answer.  
Too many people have expended too much effort throughout the SCA


Ld. Jonathan Blackbow
Clan O'Shannon
"Good...bad...I'm the guy with the gun."
-Bruce Campbell, "Evil Dead III: Army of Darkness"

>Poster: Logan & Arielle <sirlogan@mail.clt.bellsouth.net>
>Actually they are more dangerous than woods battles.  


However, banning "baldar (what a dic.......
>ooops never mind) blunts" is probably not the answer.
>Logan (ya' know..... that Atlantian Duke guy..)

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