Best thing to do is talk to the local marshal. Where are you? I have some small stuff you could borrow if you are in the area. I'm in Norhtern Region, East Kingdom.
E-mail me off line at erinworks@...
if you are fairly local
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2004 3:33 PM
Subject: [SCA Newcomers] Re: lacrosse gear as armor ( was: armor )
Well this is as good a post as any for my debut! =D
Quick backround: I'm a not-quite-new Scadian who has been doing
light weapons fighting for about 3-4 months now, and decided to try
heavy weapons. I've never actually fought ( beyond someone putting a
helm on me and whacking me upside the head to get a feel for being
whacked, and a simple unarmored drill against an experianced
fighter), but I'm looking for ways to piece together armour from
loner gear ect. The fact that I'm a good head smaller than just about
anyone else in my barony, and also female makes finding armour that
fits a little difficult.
My younger brother plays lacrosse, and is currently getting a new
set of lacrosse pads. I'd heard somewhere that lacrosse gear can work
as quick-and-dirty armor, so I'm trying to convince him to give me
the old set to use.
The question is, how well does lacrosse gear protect? Assuming I
could disguise it somehow ( enter the seamstress, with praises
towards tunics and tabards! ), is it considered field-legal?
Thanks, and any other info you can offer on things I may have
laying around being used as armour would be great. We're a fairly
active family, and any common sporting gear can probably be found
*somewhere* in my house.
> I'm curious, does your group not have loaner armor to spare? I know
> when I first started out, I used a lot of old hockey and lacrosse
> It's not period, but it gets you started and out on the field,
> work on getting your "good" stuff.
> Let me know if you have any other questions,
> ~Gintaras, C.R.C.~
> Ravenslake - knight's marshal
> >From: "sir_james_w" <sir_james_w@h...>
> >Reply-To: email@example.com
> >To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >Subject: [SCA Newcomers] armor
> >Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2004 10:29:32 -0000
> > Pardon the e-mail name, for I was using that before I knew
> >the SCA, I feel it is inapropriate seeing as how I haven't earned
> >that title, and will soon have an address that I can use in the
> >I am fairly new to the sca. I have been to about 4 or 5 events, so
> >I'm starting to feel comfortable, but still feel out of place. I
> >want to be more active in the sca and join the fighters in the
> >group. My problem is that I need armor, but I'm told that you
> >buy armor in sizes like sm, md, lg and expect it to fit right. I
> >to know if this is true, because right now I can not afford to pay
> >for custom fitted armor. If the case is otherwise, then could
> >tell me of a good distributer that I can order from. If my
> >is of importance then I am in the kingdom of Ansteorra, on the
> >of Brahd Leigh...spelling?....and Steppes I believe.
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