[Ansteorra-rapier] Proposed revision to rapier rules

Puck Curtis puck.curtis at gmail.com
Mon Oct 15 10:13:35 PDT 2012

The Rapier Marshallate is not a democracy and this is not the first time
this conversation has occurred.  Eventually a marshal is going to ditch
these weapons *over the objections* of a few people that want to keep them
as tournament-legal forms.  As far as unpopular decisions go, this is minor
league stuff.  There is little more use to be had
from continuously churning the butter as it is the internet equivalent of a
3 week rope-a-dope that does nothing but delay change.  If this KRM doesn't
do it, the next one might, and if not that one, then maybe the next.

Take a page from Yoda; *do or do not*.
The potty, it you must get off of.

Somebody poke the KRM to draw his/her line in the sand and let's get on
with our lives.


On Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 4:43 AM, Pug Bainter <pug at pug.net> wrote:

> Tivar, no matter what we say, we aren't going to convince you that these
> are
> a risk. While they have been deemed "safe" in the past, there is a history
> of higher breakage with foils and epees than with heavy blades.
> Unfortunately while I can't produce statistics, I can produce results from
> a
> survey done in 2004 at
> http://www.therotunda.net/rapier/survey-1/q11-light-blades.shtml where
> several kingdoms pointed out that foils and epees break more frequently
> than
> heavy blades. While they are on our books, the majority of the fighters and
> marshals don't know how to inspect them properly and know what makes them
> unsafe now elevating our risk for a statistically insignificant usage.
> It is particularly disturbing to me that we're authorizing people in a
> fighting style that people aren't actually using. If we don't eliminate the
> blades, we probably need a reeducation and cleansing program of our current
> participant and marshal list by actually enforcing the requirement to see
> them show proficiency in the light blades.
> Ciao
> Pug
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