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GUIDELINES FOR APPROVED ARROWS/ABDs FOR ESTRELLA WAR XVII

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  • Master Raffaelle
    Forwarded by request of Her Grace, Katerina..... GUIDELINES FOR APPROVED ARROWS/ABDs FOR ESTRELLA WAR XVII Gentle Greetings Unto the Combat Archers of the
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      Forwarded by request of Her Grace, Katerina.....




      GUIDELINES FOR APPROVED ARROWS/ABDs FOR ESTRELLA WAR XVII
      Gentle Greetings Unto the Combat Archers of the Knowne World,
      This missive is to announce that the following task outlined in the TREATY
      FOR ESTRELLA WAR XVII has now been completed:

      "The Earl Marshals of the Principal Kingdoms shall publish the definitions
      of Estrella-approved arrows and bolts in all Principal Kingdoms by December
      1, 2000. "

      The Earl Marshals of Atenveldt, Caid, the Outlands and Artemisia have today
      published the below listed GUIDELINES FOR APPROVED ARROWS AND ABDs FOR
      ESTRELLA WAR XVII. For construction details, you should access the web site
      provided by the Earl Marshals.

      Please direct questions about these instructions directly to the Earl
      Marshals of the Principal Kingdoms. Their contact information appears at
      the end of this missive. These instructions will also be available on the
      Estrella War XVII web site (www.estrellawar.org)

      I remain in Service to the Kingdom of Atenveldt,

      Duchess Katerina O'Callaghan, Pel, LOA
      Coordinator of Treaty Negotiations for Estrella War XVII


      GUIDELINES FOR APPROVED ARROWS AND ABDs FOR ESTRELLA WAR XVII
      Use this Link to access a web page showing construction details for Estrella
      War XVII approved Arrows and ABDs ((Anti Bounce-back Devices):
      http://fellwalker.com/estrella/index.html

      The use of wood shafts for any arrows or bolts is specifically prohibited at
      Estrella War XVII.


      FIBERGLASS SHAFTED ARROWS:
      All shafts shall have a minimum diameter of 1/4 inch solid fiberglass rod.
      All fiberglass shafted arrows shall have blunts approved for use with
      fiberglass shafts, with a cross section not less than 1 1/4 inch in
      diameter.

      Acceptable blunts for handbow arrows are: Baldar Blunts, Morak, or UHMW
      blunts.
      Standard UHMW, tapered UHMW, Fitz-Rauf, and heavy modified UHMW blunts are
      all acceptable versions of the UHMW blunt.
      UHMW Blunts shall consist of a not less than 1 inch length of 1 1/4 inch
      diameter UHMW polyethylene, drilled to a depth of 1/2 inch to accept the
      shaft, covered with no less than 1/2 inch of closed cell foam on the
      striking surface. All cut edges of the UHMW core shall be rounded off and
      the foam shall be of sufficient diameter to completely cover the striking
      surface of the blunt.

      All blunts shall be secured by at least two strips of 1/2 inch wide
      (minimum) good quality strapping tape. These strips shall cross over the
      face of the blunt and down the sides, and onto the shaft for at least one
      inch. It shall be secured to the shaft by another strip of tape which wraps
      around it as well as the base of the blunt and the shaft.

      All fiberglass shafted arrows shall have a Full ABD (Anti Bounce-back
      Device) with a cross section not less than 1 1/4 inch in diameter. It
      shall not be possible to force the knock of the arrow or any part of the ABD
      more than 1/2 inch into a legal face guard.

      Acceptable Full ABDs for handbow arrows at Estrella shall be: the 1/4 Wedge
      foam ABD, and the 1 1/4" UHMW Nock. Other Full ABDs which have been
      approved for use by the SCA level marshalate prior to the event shall also
      be allowed.

      FIBERGLASS SHAFTED BOLTS:
      ALL fiberglass shafted bolts shall be the "Fellwalker" ABD bolt design.
      NO blunts other than the Heavy Modified UHMW blunt shall be allowed on
      fiberglass crossbow bolts. The use of Baldar Blunts, Moraks, Thistle
      missiles and all light UHMW blunts on fiberglass shafted bolts is
      specifically prohibited.

      Fellwalker bolts shall be constructed from the commercial kits or from the
      following specifications:
      -All shafts shall be constructed from a 12 inch length of 1/4 inch minimum
      diameter solid fiberglass rod.
      -All blunts shall be of the Heavy Modified UHMW Blunt design. This consists
      of a not less than 2 inch long by 1 1/4 inch diameter core of UHMW
      Polyethylene, drilled to a depth of 1 inch to accept the shaft.
      -All cut edges of the UHMW core shall be rounded off.
      -The striking surface of the blunt shall be covered with no less than 1 inch
      thick by 1 3/8 inch diameter closed cell foam. The sides of the blunt
      centering on the join between the UHMW and foam tip shall be wrapped with
      1/8 inch thick closed cell foam (2 wraps of 1 1/4 inch wide x 10 inch long
      strip of standard 1/16 inch mailing foam).
      -The ABD disk shall be a disk of no less than 1/2 inch thick by 1 1/4 inch
      diameter UHMW Polyethylene rod, drilled 1/4 inch deep to accept the shaft.
      All cut edges of the UHMW disk shall be rounded off.
      -The shaft must be taped with and the core, fully assembled blunt and ABD
      must be securely fastened over each end and down onto the shaft with good
      quality strapping tape.

      The assembled bolt must additionally be covered with either duct, gaffers or
      electrical tape. It is required that the shaft and ABD be taped in a solid
      base color, and the blunt taped in a bright contrasting color. It is not
      necessary to tape a contrasting "X" on the striking surface of the blunt.
      Cresting of heraldic colors, if done, should be only on or directly behind
      the blunt, to prevent confusion of which end is the blunt.

      Fletching is allowed and may be of any standard method approved for SCA
      combat arrows (feathers, vinyl vanes, card, foam, etc.). Fletching may
      contrast with shaft color.

      GOLFTUBE ARROWS AND BOLTS:
      All SCA legal golftube arrows and bolts shall be allowed.
      It shall not be possible to force the nock of a golftube arrow or bolt more
      than 1/2 inch into a legal face guard.
      The nock end of the golftube should be plugged or reinforced to prevent
      compression. Spray insulating foam is not an acceptable method of
      reinforcing golftubes.
      EARL MARSHALS OF THE PRINCIPAL KINGDOMS:

      ATENVELDT EARL MARSHAL
      Duke Mathghamhain MacAlpine
      C/o Matthew Richardson
      PO Box 51
      Gilbert, AZ 85234
      Ph: 480-926-9279
      Email: MattKatie@...

      CAID EARL MARSHAL
      Duke John ap Gwyndaf
      C/o Jason Williams
      1722 Mitchell Ave #94
      Tustin, CA 92780
      (714) 505-4066
      Email: IarllJohn@...

      OUTLANDS EARL MARSHAL
      Duke Hrothgar
      C/o Kevin Roderick
      1438 Adams NE
      Albuquerque, NM 87110
      505-260-0325
      Email: dukehrothgar@...

      ARTEMISIAN EARL MARSHAL
      HL Connor Tryggvason
      C/o Preston Martineau
      768 E 8425 South
      Sandy, UT 84094
      Ph: 801-561-0690
      Email: CPTConner@...


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