[SCA-AE] The shield arm armor

Robert Fluskey D.C. lord_parion at yahoo.com
Sun Nov 12 12:39:21 EST 2006


It was my understanding that this rule speeds up the fight when a fighter gets "armed", when fighting sword 'n' board.
Parion

Vladimir <sliver187 at zoominternet.net> wrote: The rule about the elbow copps is not new, it has been part of the minimal
armor standard since I started 15 years ago.
Vlad
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "William Rouse" 
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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
but
> it
> 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
an
> inch of padding under the length of my arm as well as an elbow pad on at
all
> times.
>
> This new regulation makes fighting shield awkward for me.  I am going to
go
> the route of others and use modern sports equipment to minimize this
because
> 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,
but
> 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
the
> Chiurgeon reports that show a need for this new standard to be
implemented?
> How many people injured versus the entire number of authorized fighters in
> the SCA?
>
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