[Ansteorra] Marshalling pole challenge
galenbv at ix.netcom.com
Tue Jan 30 14:50:58 PST 2007
Robin Lindsey wrote:
>The Other Scenario, which happened to me many, many moons ago, is when you
>need to use the pole to keep from getting run over in the melee. I was
>marshalling and the fighters were getting to the edge of the world and I
>guess they didn't hear me hollering at them. I pushed the pole out with
>some force and I know I hit a couple of fighters, and got knocked down
>anyways. So: You could potentially be whacking fighters with your
>marshall's pole. I'd MUCH rather get hit with rattan.... Wouldn't you?
>Who had to give up marshalling, for now.
Not necessarily. I have been hit with both and the difference hasn't
been all that significant in my experience. In fact, while the
hardwood is a bit more inflexible and hits "harder", the rattan tends to
wrap around and leave a larger suface area bruise. In most instances the
problem with hardwoods isn't getting hit by them initially, it is the
nice sharp pointy ends you tend to get stuck with _after_ they break.
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