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Re: Shield Weight

Poster: Logan & Arielle <sirlogan@mail.clt.bellsouth.net>

No, I am quite sure that I know how to use a scale.  Not to mention, the one time a
marshal actually weighed my shield (back in the days of y = shield size x   y1 = shield
weight = legal shield) and the marshal was surprised when he finished weighing my
shield.  Sorry, I do know what my shields weigh and weighed.

Dafydd, perhaps you shield was not the same size as mine?


David KUIJT wrote:

> 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!
> Dafydd

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