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Shield Weight

Poster: David KUIJT <kuijt@umiacs.umd.edu>

On Mon, 23 Nov 1998, Logan & Arielle wrote:

> 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.

With respect, I think your math (or memory) is off, Yer Grace.  For the
last decade and a half I've used 3/4" curved plywood shields; with all the
edging and other stuff (and often with metal reinforcing straps on most of
the edges) these shields were 14-15 lbs.  My current shield is 5/8" and is
around 12 lbs; it is still heavier than most people's shields.

If your shield was made of 1/2" plywood, and it weighed 30 lbs, then
someone was attaching two 10-lb barbells to it when you weren't looking!


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