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Re: [SCA Newcomers] Re: lacrosse gear as armor ( was: armor )

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  • Pete Keenan
    Best thing to do is talk to the local marshal. Where are you? I have some small stuff you could borrow if you are in the area. I m in Norhtern Region, East
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 5, 2004
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      Best thing to do is talk to the local marshal. Where are you? I have some small stuff you could borrow if you are in the area. I'm in Norhtern Region, East Kingdom.
      E-mail me off line at erinworks@... if you are fairly local
      Seamus
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: ankashai
      To: scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2004 3:33 PM
      Subject: [SCA Newcomers] Re: lacrosse gear as armor ( was: armor )



      Well this is as good a post as any for my debut! =D
      Quick backround: I'm a not-quite-new Scadian who has been doing
      light weapons fighting for about 3-4 months now, and decided to try
      heavy weapons. I've never actually fought ( beyond someone putting a
      helm on me and whacking me upside the head to get a feel for being
      whacked, and a simple unarmored drill against an experianced
      fighter), but I'm looking for ways to piece together armour from
      loner gear ect. The fact that I'm a good head smaller than just about
      anyone else in my barony, and also female makes finding armour that
      fits a little difficult.

      My younger brother plays lacrosse, and is currently getting a new
      set of lacrosse pads. I'd heard somewhere that lacrosse gear can work
      as quick-and-dirty armor, so I'm trying to convince him to give me
      the old set to use.

      The question is, how well does lacrosse gear protect? Assuming I
      could disguise it somehow ( enter the seamstress, with praises
      towards tunics and tabards! ), is it considered field-legal?

      Thanks, and any other info you can offer on things I may have
      laying around being used as armour would be great. We're a fairly
      active family, and any common sporting gear can probably be found
      *somewhere* in my house.

      YIS,
      Hawke


      > I'm curious, does your group not have loaner armor to spare? I know
      that
      > when I first started out, I used a lot of old hockey and lacrosse
      equipment.
      > It's not period, but it gets you started and out on the field,
      while you
      > work on getting your "good" stuff.
      >
      > Let me know if you have any other questions,
      >
      > ~Gintaras, C.R.C.~
      > Midrealm
      > Midlands
      > Ravenslake - knight's marshal
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > >From: "sir_james_w" <sir_james_w@h...>
      > >Reply-To: scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com
      > >To: scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com
      > >Subject: [SCA Newcomers] armor
      > >Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2004 10:29:32 -0000
      > >
      > > Pardon the e-mail name, for I was using that before I knew
      about
      > >the SCA, I feel it is inapropriate seeing as how I haven't earned
      > >that title, and will soon have an address that I can use in the
      sca.
      > >I am fairly new to the sca. I have been to about 4 or 5 events, so
      > >I'm starting to feel comfortable, but still feel out of place. I
      > >want to be more active in the sca and join the fighters in the
      local
      > >group. My problem is that I need armor, but I'm told that you
      can't
      > >buy armor in sizes like sm, md, lg and expect it to fit right. I
      need
      > >to know if this is true, because right now I can not afford to pay
      > >for custom fitted armor. If the case is otherwise, then could
      anyone
      > >tell me of a good distributer that I can order from. If my
      location
      > >is of importance then I am in the kingdom of Ansteorra, on the
      border
      > >of Brahd Leigh...spelling?....and Steppes I believe.
      > >
      > >
      >
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