ARCH - Enough is enough
gilli at seacove.net
Thu Apr 19 16:17:50 PDT 2001
Yeap. Except it wasn't just our Kingdom. That rule is society wide. Nasty
thought deleted here. :) Another nasty thought remove here. :) OH, yes,
and one more over here. Dosen't leave much of a reply, dose it? <G>
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Subject: Re: ARCH - Enough is enough
> I read all the postings on the list regarding the combat archery
> question. There were a number of things I noticed about this.
> 1) There was no broadcast from the SEM prior to making his decision.
> Everything on the list was second or third hand. On an issue of such
> importance, it is my feeling that the SEM should have made a kingdom wide
> announcement delineating the issue(s) to be addressed including an
> address for such concerns to be forwarded to.
> 2) Combat arrows are difficult to control under current rules and will be
> impossible to control under the rules effective August 1, 2001. Also,
> they are the death knell for combat crossbows. It will be impossible to
> use the new mandate for crossbows currently in use. To use the combat
> bolts under the new rules will require a special crossbow designed and
> used for combat purposes only. This will be cost prohibitive for most of
> 3) A much simpler solution would be adding screening or lexan to the
> helms currently in use. A cost of less than $5.00 would not only prevent
> injuries from bounce back but from sticks, rocks and other dangers as
> 4) I hate to say it but it would appear that the archery community must
> arbitrarily correct something without looking for any other, simpler
> solutions, Apparently we must NOT ask the other participants on the
> field to do anything considerate for the archery participants.
> It appears to me that this ruling is arbitrary and much to the delight of
> the fighters will, in effect, kill the sport of combat archery. At least
> we can still shoot static archery and have tournaments until they decide
> that is too dangerous too. See you at the bonfire.
> In service to the dream,
> Nuala of Arkham
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