[SCA-AE] The shield arm armor
sliver187 at zoominternet.net
Sat Nov 11 13:23:49 EST 2006
The rule about the elbow copps is not new, it has been part of the minimal
armor standard since I started 15 years ago.
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From: "William Rouse" <willemmaclear at hotmail.com>
To: <discussion at aethelmearc.org>
Sent: Saturday, November 11, 2006 9:48 AM
Subject: [SCA-AE] The shield arm armor
> I have been fighting for ten years now (not as long as others I am sure
> is a while now) and I have never (no not a one, and that is not a request
> for people to try) had a blow land to my elbow on my shield arm. My strap
> for my shield is slung over the inside of my elbow. Additionally, I have
> inch of padding under the length of my arm as well as an elbow pad on at
> This new regulation makes fighting shield awkward for me. I am going to
> the route of others and use modern sports equipment to minimize this
> my metal elbow protection has a wing on it. I do not want to shop for new
> metal elbows just because of a rules change.
> This ruling needs to be redefined; it was intended to protect people using
> center grip shields.
> It is understanable that we need to update the rules from time to time,
> there is no way we will ever be able to make a rule that will scare away
> injury. We swing blunt weapons at people in rattan weapon combat.
> What are the statistics for this type of injury or "danger"? Where are
> Chiurgeon reports that show a need for this new standard to be
> How many people injured versus the entire number of authorized fighters in
> the SCA?
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