Re: [SCA Newcomers] Combat Questions
- Sorry for the delayed reply. I would recommend getting with a Marshal in
your area but I know several people who use different pieces of hockey gear
ranging from shoulder pads to the combination shin guard knee cup. As long
as you cover them with pants you are good to go and it looks great as early
Aengus mac Farlane
On 5/4/06, Frank Petersen <soulkeeper@...> wrote:
> Thank you yes, this does help.
> It appears if I read it correct (and assuming you cover it properly
> to hide its real appearance) that Hockey gear is usable cover for
> Youth combt in many cases.
> What I don't see however is if it is viable for adult protection?
> Guessing by what I see, you'd still need a few extra items, but it
> would seem it covers 90% of what's needed. Am I wrong?
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Keith Howard" <khoward001@...>
> > Hmmm... I guess I will just start at the beginning of you email
> and answer
> > in order asked.
> > 1) Do you need armor to practice sword play? Yes and no. You can
> take a
> > sword into your back yard and hit a pell post without any armor at
> all and
> > by doing this you can learn basic shots, combos, and angles. For
> you to
> > learn shield work and judgment of blow calibration you will need
> to be in
> > armor fighting an armored opponent.
> > 2) You are correct. Target archers do not ever join in on any
> armored combat
> > activity, they shoot only at targets because they use real arrows.
> > archers use modified arrows for safety and they are required to be
> > armored except for their "draw" hand. This is so they can still
> use the bow.
> > To kill a combat archer you do not need to hit him, you only need
> to move
> > with a predetermined distance of the archer and tell him he is
> dead. This is
> > because we don't want to accidentally hit his unarmored hand. They
> > armor everywhere else because...well....accidents can happen.
> > 3) Youth combat varies, but in the middle kingdom it is broken
> down into 3
> > age groups, each with it's own set of armor and weapon standards,
> and each
> > with it's own calibration rules. If i recall righ, you are also in
> > middle kingdom so go to www.midrealm.org and click on the youth
> link. You
> > can read all about it there.
> > Hope this helps.
> > Yours in service,
> > Aengus mac Farlane
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