ANST - Re: History Repeats Itself
mordockvonrugen at home.com
Mon Apr 16 18:41:19 PDT 2001
This does not address the equally real problem of nocks puncturing
fighters as they fall to the ground.
'Course, we could always require "Michelin-man" armor, rather than
modifying the arrows so they're safe.
The problem only exists when there is archery on the field. So, our
solution should be something that is applicable when archery is on the
field, but which doesn't interfere with the game when archery is off the
field. Lexan face shields do not fit that category. Large nocks do.
> Wouldn't a small piece of perforated Lexan solve this problem? It's cheap, easy
> to work, easy to come by (Home Depot), can be wired to the inside for the battles
> with archers and as easily removed for the other battles of the day.
> It is the least work, least cost to solve that one-in-a-billion chance of . . . .
> er', being maimed or worse. Why remake thousands of arrows when you can just add
> just a little protection to a couple of hundred helmets and call it done?
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> Gustave alf Blitzgarten
> David Hughes wrote:
> > Bob Dewart wrote:
> > As long as there is a chance the back end of the arrow can
> > > get inside the helm there will be, however remote, a chance it will make it
> > > to the eye. What chance out of a million, a billion, a trillion is
> > > exceptable to you and the SEM? Because as long as there is a chance, it can
> > > happen. There are only 3 thing I know of that will reduce the chance to
> > > ZERO: 1) Don't have combat archery, 2) Make the back end bigger, in a
> > > noncollaspeable manner, than the openings of the helm, 3) Personnal eye
> > > protection that will not allow contact with the eye by a foreign object.
> > >
> > > So what is level of safety we are looking for? Once we know that, then,
> > > possibly an answer to that question can be found.
> > >
> > > Gilli
> > >
> > 4) Modify the armour regs for combat archery to prevent penetration by
> > a nock (perf metal faceplates, heavy hardware cloth over eye slits,
> > etc. Look at some of the proposals when combat archery was first
> > proposed).
> > You don't want to modify your helm? Sit out any melee that involves
> > combat archery.
> > David Gallowglass
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