[Ansteorra] Marshalling pole challenge
Sir Morgan Buchanan
morganbuchanan at hotmail.com
Tue Jan 30 10:59:07 PST 2007
I believe the rationale is that in melee in a press, a marshal could easily get knocked over. If a hardwood staff fell and got broken, it could pierce someone. Sure, the odds are long. But I think it's just a matter of erring on the side of caution.
> From: sirlyonel at hotmail.com> To: ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org> Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 18:48:49 +0000> Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] Marshalling pole challenge> > Salut cozyns,> > I had the same thouht initially, Faelan, but section 12 of the Ansteorran > Complete Participant's Handbook, section 12.II.A.1 on marshalling shaves > specifies:> > >>>>> The staff shall be made of rattan or pultruded fiberglass (NOTE: PVC caps or > equivalent> must securely cap each end of any pultruded fiberglass shafts). No hardwood > shafts or> dowel rods are allowed.> <<<<> > Personally, I can't see any point in that rule. Jean Paul? Your Majesty?> > En Lyonel
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