[SCA-AE] Petition to rescend the new elbow cop regulation.
Vels inn Viggladi
velsthe1 at hotmail.com
Thu Nov 9 23:08:49 EST 2006
>From: Rob Baldassano <odlahorde at yahoo.com>
> We have a number of people in our local group who follow the "don't need
>it, I ain't wearing it
> I have seen a couple of our local fighter hurt, pretyt badly, because
>they felt that they were fine with the shield being the only protection
>between their elbow and their opponent's weapon.
Which is their choice. The minimums are the minimums, your choice to wear
more, your recommendation to friends to wear more, that's an option.
> I can't begin to describe the agony that I put myself through over
>hurting a friend on the field, over something that I as a marshal could
>have prevented by asking them to don their "rigid shield arm elbow
That is the contention. Many (in different places) find a sufficiently
strapped and sized shield to meet the rigid elbow protection requirement. If
you as a marshal do not find that sufficient, then it is your duty to
address it before combat begins. "Could" does not appear the correct choice
of word above, "should" does sound more appropriate.
> Forget the macho BS about "I've never had an injury there", or "we've
>never done it this way."
> It's GOOD, SOUND advice to protect yourself from harm.
> Why wait til it is you that has been hurt because you were at "minimum
> Avoid said rush.
Again, choice. And minimum protection for the arms is rigid elbow
> People don't think twice about buckling up in a car. Why? It's the law,
>you have to.
Ahem, thats a discussion for another time, I think.
> So why is it that those who play sports think that they are above the
> All anecdotes aside, it's just bad form to not wear what we have been
>asked to wear for MINIMAL armor. That's why they call it minimal, you can't
>fight with less.
No one has broken the minimum standards with this petition. Some find the
shield to be sufficient elbow protection, others say more is needed in
addition to the shield.
> For all of you who fight in minimums, and feel comfortable with it,
>GREAT. Enjoy the day, enjoy the fighting and feel good about what you are
Which, it is the position of many they do meet the minimum standards, and
this is a redundancy that affects their independant methods and
philosophies. It has nothing to do with the apparent hyperbole that you've
tied to this, relating it to be failing to meet the minimum standards.
> It's your choice a members of the Kingdom to petition for what ever
>rules you would like, but consider the legal, and physical ramifications of
>that decision before signing anything.
And consider the social, Societal, and Inter-kingdom ramifications as well.
Eirik, you and I have seen more than one kingdom. I find it rather nice that
each has differences. I play the game as I find wise and enjoyable, at the
same, I don't intend that others need to do things the same way I do.
I wear both elbows, and live in Atlantia where this petition started,
regardless, I don't think everyone should do what I do.
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