Matthew R. Popalisky
mpopali at comp.uark.edu
Tue Oct 8 15:15:07 PDT 1996
On Tue, 8 Oct 1996 Caitrin3 at aol.com wrote:
> Baufer weapons: Defination: a weapon composed of closed cell foam and duck
> taped. Weapon may not contain PVC pipe, or any other similiar materials, for
> innards. The exception is the handles of weapons. Spears are not allowed.
> No weapon is to exceed the length of the height of the child. Weapon must
> be at least two inches in diameter after being taped. Weapon must have a
> compression of at least 1/4 inch. (Is this not enough, or to much?) When
> using PVC pipe in a handle, pipe must be covered with at least 1/4 inch of
> closed cell foam and then duck taped. Also, all ends of the pipe must be
> likewise covered.
I would say *no* PVC at all. Garden hose works nicely
> Armor: I was thinking something along the lines of what we are required to
> wear. I don't think with baufer weapons though, that the helm needs to be
> the same. Suggenstions?????? Also, I'm not sure that metal knees and
> elbows are really needed, but yet something is. Again, Suggestions?????
> Shields: Suggestions?????
> These are some basic rules I was thinking would be a good idea.
> No child under the age of six years or three feet tall may fight. Children
> shall be matched with opponents within the same height range.
> Parents/Gaurdians must be at the field for their child to fight. No
> parent/gaurdian, no child fighting, no exceptions. Written consent form must
> be signed by parent prior to the child fighting. Gaurdians may not sign
> consent form.
> Again, this is just an idea of mine that I really need the help with. What
> I've written is in no way anything even remotely or close to official. (that
> was my disclaimer)
Oh dear. As a child-care worker, I am of two minds with this. With your
required supervision it could be a go, but I know a good number of youths
I would prefer them not joining in. On the otherhand, I know of very few
smalls who wouldn't get a big kick out of it.
I have seen a baufer flail, but it shouldn't be allowed in (plastic chain,
nerf head). What about baufer combat archery? nerf makes some cool
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