Re: Need Help! Argh!
- The reason for using rattan is that it
approximates the weight of a steel weapon without killing your
buddy and without snapping and leaving a sharp pokey
end.<br><br>Other types of substituted have been tried over the
years, but rattan is still the only acceptable material
for weapons.<br><br>Shovel handles, broom handles
etc, all will break pretty easily.<br><br>As far as
fighting pre-18: LEGALLY you can't play at any SCA event
or practice at all till you are 18 and have a signed
waiver on file. It's an insurance thing (I'm
reiterating).<br><br>Do guys under 18 fight heavy?<br>Sure. At home, or
other non-sca places. A buddy of mine started when he
was 15-16 (His dad is Duke Gunnar Brunwulf of AnTir).
He became legal to fight at 18. Got knighted at 18,
Crowned King of AnTir at 19. Has been king 3 more time
since.<br>Same goes with the Bellatrix boys down in the West.
They started early (dunno about Stephen, but Brian
did).<br><br>The key is to get your armor together and find people
to train you. Also you'll need to get with your
folks and square it away. You are still a minor.
Getting struck my a non-minor makes it a higher form of
assault. You will come home with some whelps and bruises
and the parental-units will begin to wonder about
this new hobby.<br><br>Anyhow, I digress.<br>I'll be
at practice tonight. Look for the big bald norse
guy.<br><br>In Omnia Veritas<br>Njal Tjorkilsson
- --- In email@example.com, jfreak_99_16 wrote:
> Brand New to SCA<br>I haven't even been to an
> event yet. Except for the onen heavy fighting practice.
> I have no idea how to get started<br><br>JF