9206Re: [SCA-JML] Seperate questions about armour
- Mar 2, 2003On Monday, March 3, 2003, at 12:12 AM, Ash Smith wrote:
> After actually cutting and working with some of my kozane today, I amFirst off, regardless of whether it's a true issue or not, it's always
> a little concerned that I will not be able to readily feel shots
> through my armor.
good to see such concern.`
> Currently I wear minimal armor, plus a chest and back plate... chestI used to wear yoroi of one piece of barrel plastic for each major
> is a single layer of black barrel (one piece), and the back is leather
> squares "sewn" together beside one an other (no overlap) then it has a
> thin packing quilt taped inside.
> (Then covered by a tabard so that it doesn't look so horrible)
> But my new armor , with the kozane overlap is going to be over 1/2"
> thick! (1/4" ABS overlapped + thickness from lacing).
plate (breast, back, sides) with some kusizuri hanging off, and
large-ish sode - not too ugly, very functional. I switched (at least
for events) to 3/8" ABS about 6 months ago, with double thickness where
the banding overlaps (and doubly so where the two side plates overlap),
with lots more lacing. While it's a bit thicker, the change has never
presented me with that much of an issue.
> Anyway, I currently tell a good/light shot by feeling the force andI usually take any body shots that hit clean and square, and appeared
> sting through my armor (or feeling it where I have no armor :P ), and
> am worried that I won't properly call others' shots with what looks
> like it is going to be some massive armor hehe.
to have been thrown with reasonable force and technique, so the only
shots that I don't take either glance off, don't really reach me (usu.
because one or both of us are moving) or are just thrown badly with no
force behind them.
> Any thoughts on this matter?At your first few practices (and even events) in your new armor, tell
your opponents "I've just switched style and protectiveness of armor;
if you think I'm not taking shots like I should, please let me know, so
I can gauge them better in my new harness". This will cause your
opponents to think that you're not a rhino, and more importantly, that
you're trying to actively not become a rhino; most people will help you
in this as much as possible. And, with time, you'll get a feel for
what your old calibration was, w/t your new harness.
> Thanks,Sir Koredono
Don Luby Magariki Katsuichi no
Pittsburgh, PA Debatable Lands,
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