[Ansteorra] Marshalling pole challenge
silverhands at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jan 30 10:58:35 PST 2007
On Jan 30, 2007, at 12:48 PM, Sir Lyonel Oliver Grace wrote:
> Salut cozyns,
> I had the same thouht initially, Faelan, but section 12 of the
> Complete Participant's Handbook, section 12.II.A.1 on marshalling
> The staff shall be made of rattan or pultruded fiberglass (NOTE:
> PVC caps or
> must securely cap each end of any pultruded fiberglass shafts). No
> shafts or
> dowel rods are allowed.
> Personally, I can't see any point in that rule. Jean Paul? Your
> En Lyonel
Suppose you are on the field, marshalling with a nice oaken staff.
Suppose a combatant stumbles and falls against you, and the staff
breaks. Suppose what happens next when the combatant lands on the
nice, fresh, sharp, oaken stakes.
That's why marshalling staves (and banner poles and anything else
that ends up in a "live" combat area) are required to be made of the
same material as our weapons. :-)
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