[Ansteorra] Marshalling pole challenge
dontivar at gmail.com
Tue Jan 30 19:11:09 PST 2007
At 12:58 PM 1/30/2007, you wrote:
>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.
An oak marshalling staff doesn't worry me nearly as much as someone
using a cheap pine dowel (think closet rod.) And how are you going to
tell the difference at a glance, especially if it's painted or
covered in tape?
While I've never been in a situation where my marshalling pole has
broken, I *have* been in plenty of situations where I was maintaining
the "edge of the world" on a melee field, or stopping a large fighter
from suddenly backing off the tourney field. I wouldn't want a piece
of pine breaking right in front of my face in a situation like that.
I'll stick to rattan, which has a lot more "give."
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