Re: [SCA-Archery] Period, non-period, and crossbows. WAS: Re: Crossbows vs Others
- The Freon drum helms were banned because the drums were no longer made strong enough. The early freon drum helms could turn a 32 cal. bullet. The later drums were changed to non-returable and were made of much thiner steel and did not hold up in combat. The original old drums are safer and stronger than current helm requirements, I still have one that was used for over thirty years as a loner at a weekly practice with no dents in the helm. They were banned because of safety concerns.If there were safety concerns over the use of modern SCA legal bows, only then would I see a need to ban them as well. We need to find more ways of encouraging the use of period style equipment.Jon
- Having read comments, and having almost been driven away by one obsessed with perfection, my concern is omission. I like the concept that was presented that included archers like myself. Limiting a guild to only those with period equipment is exclusionary and could end up fragmenting our community. I could, however, be misunderstanding your use of the term "period" and the inclusion of those with non-period equipment. IMHO, if this guild is to be proposed as a society-wide entity it can't exclude any portion of our community and be successful.
Moire Ayres, archer