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Re: T1000 shields?
Poster: Logan & Arielle <email@example.com>
I hope that many fighters go for the "light" shields. I like fighting against
them. Especially the "just aluminum" shields.
I started (and until about a year and a quarter ago) and fought with shields that
weighed around 29 to 32 lb.. They were 1/2" all wooden shields. I had plenty of
my friends (Dukes, Anton, Michael, Cuan, Galmr, Etc.) tell me they were too
heavy. I finally went with the aluminum + plywood (1/4") to make it "OK". I
like it. My guys (Squires and not) use the same.
Just my opinion
> Poster: JBRMM266@aol.com
> On the subject of super-light shields . . . while lightness is an advantage to
> a point, if a shield is TOO light, it can paradoxically be tiring or even
> Why? Because if a shield has not enough inertia to deaden the force of a
> blow, the the user has to take a lot of that force with this strength of his
> arm, almost as if he were blocking it with his (armored) arm alone.
> Blows from certain angles could simply spin the shield out of the way and come
> right in.
> Blows from certain other angles could impart a twisting action to the arm
> which could result in discomfort or injury.
> Have a care of making gear too light ... there is a trade off!
> At different times, there were minimum weight-to-size ratios for shields,
> which were partly for authenticity and partly, I believe, for safety. Perhaps
> these should be re-introduced . ...
> ~Donal Mac Ruiseart.
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