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RE: [E_Rapier] Rapier Gorget Rule Change

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  • Eve Harris & David Stamper
    Thank you Lars! Albrecht _____ From: E_Rapier@yahoogroups.com [mailto:E_Rapier@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of L. Tremblay Sent: July 6, 2011 1:49 PM To:
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      Thank you Lars!



      Albrecht





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      From: E_Rapier@yahoogroups.com [mailto:E_Rapier@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
      Of L. Tremblay
      Sent: July 6, 2011 1:49 PM
      To: E_Rapier@yahoogroups.com; Rapier Marshals
      Cc: ealdormere.earl.marshal@...
      Subject: [E_Rapier] Rapier Gorget Rule Change





      All,

      Please make sure this gets disseminated to people in all fencing groups,
      as I'm pretty sure that not everyone is on the lists. This will also
      appear in the Tidings (which of course not everyone gets.)

      As you may recall, Albrecht held a moot at Trillies last year where one
      of the topics of discussion was gorgets and required protected areas.
      As a result of that, a recommendation was made to the Earl Marshal, and
      has now been submitted it to the Privy Council, and that has now been
      ratified.

      The current version of the Ealdormere rapier rules currently states:

      vi. Additional throat protection is also required; it shall consist of rigid
      material, as noted above, covering the entire throat, and shall be
      backed by either puncture resistant material (as a hood), one-quarter inch
      (1/4") (6 mm) of open-cell foam, or their equivalents. The cervical
      vertebrae shall also be protected by rigid material, provided by some
      combination of gorget, helm, and/or hood insert. (Note 9)

      This will be changed to:

      vi. Additional throat protection is also required; it shall consist of rigid
      material, as noted above, covering the entire throat, including both
      the carotid arteries and the jugular veins, and shall be backed by either
      puncture resistant material (as a hood), one-quarter inch (1/4") (6 mm) of
      open-cell foam, or their equivalents. The cervical vertebrae shall also be
      protected by rigid material, provided by some combination of gorget, helm,
      and/or hood insert. (Note 9)

      Basically, the hard part of the front of your gorget needs to come
      around to the sides far enough to cover the blood vessels running up the
      sides of your neck, where you feel your pulse. If you want to leave the
      muscles (sternocleidomastoid, levator, etc.) towards the back covered by
      only puncture resistant material, that's your call. From what I've
      seen, the majority of us have rigid protection that encircles the neck,
      so there won't be many people who need to make any changes.

      This notice will appear in the September Tidings, so let's call it 1
      September for an effective date for people to get any needed changes
      done. I'll be updating the rapier rules to reflect this as well, and
      get it online as soon as possible. If anyone has any questions, don't
      hesitate to contact me.

      Lars





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