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2407Re: [E_Rapier] Reduced Armour Experiment

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  • John Enzinas
    Mar 21, 2012
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      Given the other groups i play with, I have to say I haven't found that
      to be the case. However, I've just used the basic layering for armour
      and never padded anything.
      --g

      On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 11:58 AM, Nicholas J. Corkigian
      <doctormobius@...> wrote:
      > True, but it has always been a side benefit that it reduces the number of
      > bruises that one would likely have gotten without it.
      >
      > -Nikolai
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      > On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 11:57 AM, John Enzinas <jenzinas@...> wrote:
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      >> **
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      >>
      >> Our armour was never about preventing bruises.
      >> --g
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      >> On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 11:54 AM, Nicholas J. Corkigian
      >> <doctormobius@...> wrote:
      >> > Gerrard...
      >> >
      >> > From what I read, with the Light Armour Experiment, there is only rigid
      >> > protection and abrasion resistant protection.  There wouldn't be a need
      >> to
      >> > use a drop-tester any more as there would no longer be a
      >> puncture-resistant
      >> > protection layer.  Also, there would only be a pass/fail for rigid parts.
      >> >
      >> > The way I see it, with the LAE, any additional armour is of the
      >> > individual's desire and how willing they are to walk away with more
      >> > bruises. :)
      >> >
      >> > --- In E_Rapier@yahoogroups.com, thltoymaker <thltoymaker@...> wrote:
      >> >>
      >> >>  From Gerrard:
      >> >> I would be interested in testing some fabrics at
      >> >> 1/2 and 3/4 the drop distance. Just to get a feel of what passes.
      >> >> Plus often I have seen quite a variance in what
      >> >> abrasion-resistant fabric is. Some is almost see through ! Others Not !!
      >> >> Currently 2 layers of thick tightly woven
      >> >> butchers grade canvas ( what I use ) passes the
      >> >> drop test. One layer would be fascinating !!
      >> >>
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