psobaka at mail.myriad.net
Sat Jan 25 09:09:45 PST 1997
I have heard that ballista spears have to pass javelin standers.
>TALK TO ME ABOUT BUILDING LEGAL BALLISTA SPEARS!
>I made a couple prototypes, with 2' and 3' long 1" schedule 40 shafts (taped
>w. pipe cap on the front end), camp pad fins and built-up camp pad heads of
>the same dimensions as a thrusting spear head (3-4" wide, 2" progressive
>They're awfully heavy! Not so heavy as to hurt the target, but heavy enough
>to impede flight. I'm wondering:
Lets not open that can of worms of wood shafts versus GT.
* Does the shaft really need to be 1" wide? Markland arrow shafts
>are considerably smaller ...
> * Does the head need to be so large? It's not going to hit anywhere
>near as hard as a hand-held spear thrust.
>I was thinking of a dart of these proportions instead:
> * 2' or 3' long PVC taped shaft out of that black, thin-walled
>conduit stuff (so it would be light and fold rather than break), 3/4" wide
> * 2 1/2" wide built-up head with 1-2" of progressive resistance.
>The back end could be built up with a pipe cap of some such to keep it from
>entering helms if it ricochets.
>I'd appreciate any and all feedback on this plan and would ALSO like to know
>who exactly I have to run this implement by in order to have it
>registered/passed/blessed/whatever. I'll be mailing the Estrella and Gulf
>Wars powers-that-be today, too. I'd sure hate to build 100 darts, haul the
>whole contraption to Arizona and Mississippi and then have the darts fail.
><swhite at cimedia.com>
Plachoya Sobaka a most insignificant archer in Ravens Fort Kingdon of Ansteorra
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