ANST - Re: History Repeats Itself

Ladyarabella ladyarabella at
Sun Apr 15 16:57:01 PDT 2001

Gilli isn't there a list for conversations about archery?

Sometimes the most proper thing to do is take a big breath, count to 10, and
go with the flow instead of fighting it.  It's easier than barking at a

I want to make something clear. "I" don't want to force anyone to change
anything.  The current SCA rule allow for both personal eye protection and
ABDs, if the participants want to use them.  Use them if you want to.

However; I don't believe I've ever heard we need to make the arrows "X"
amount safer.  It's just been change them or I will.  Well, we're way past
the "99% safe rule".  It would be a SWAG, but I think there was at least
5,000 to 7,000 arrows and bolts flying around at one time or another at the
war.   Darcy and I and Middleford had well over a thousand there.  We had 3
incidents.  So what does that work out to?

How safe is safer?


Gustave alf Blitzgarten wrote:

> As for the space and fit of eye protection, that is why I suggested the
use of
> Lexan plates.  It's thin and strong, and can fit in the bow of any normal
> shield.  It's simple, yet does have to be constructed and passed on to
> But you are right, it does nothing for someone falling on a shaft.  Other
than a
> complete re-design of the arrows, there isn't really a good way to get
> the 99%-safe rule.
> And all it takes is one incident and everyone's buns will get a chewing
> Unless some of the other deep thinkers out there can come up with a better
> it looks like a bit of work will have to be done in the days ahead.
> ---------------  In Service
> Gustave alf Blitzgarten

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