ANST - Re:ANST-Announce - Archery Safety?
davidjhughes.tx at netzero.net
Mon Apr 23 14:19:58 PDT 2001
Greg Shetler wrote:
> Um - I do. It's not just rattan as an ongoing expense. Fighters
> generally fight more than do archers. As in getting their gear beat
> up. We have ongoing expenses for armor repair and replacement that
> archers just don't face. My buddy who does archery made his armor, and
> hasn't made any repairs or replacements to his armor in the last year.
> In that time, I've had to replace a basket hilt, am about due to replace
> my favorite shield, replaced my arms that had blown out, replaced two
> swords, replaced a chin-strap, and had to replace two sets of fighting
> pants. At a guess, I've had repair/replacement costs of about $60 - and
> I fight in minimal armor, so my costs are less than most other fighters.
Sounds like you need to get better gear, or work on your fighting
I'm still using my first two basket hilts (one circa 1977, the other
an early Inman, about '83). Sheilds get replaced every 4-5 years.
Replaced my elbows and vambraces last year, as, after 15 year, I had
simply outgrown the others. Most of my swords are 6-8 years old.
Chin strap was replaced when I did the 6 year refurbish on my helm, 4
years ago. Fighting pants, if light cloth, are disposable, if
well-made, good for 2-3 years.
Still using the bow I lent out to someone at the Great Butterfly Hunt
Don't own a single legal arrow today, had a few dozen last week ;-(
> How many arrows has he had to replace during that time? If I recall
> correctly, 6. Per an earlier post, that is about $20 worth of
> repair/replacement cost.
> Startup costs don't count. Replacement costs do. Our game is hard on
> equipment. If you think that the cost of replacing archery gear is too
> expensive, try fighting - I suspect that you'll find the total costs
> roughly equivalent. Moreover, I don't think you're going to get much
> sympathy for cost-based arguments on this issue. We all have costs,
> both startup and repair/replacement. We choose our game, and accept the
> costs that go with it.
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