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My other hobby

PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:00 pm
by SYN_Rumey
My new kit almost done! Loving the look of this :) Ready to raid Denmark! Jedd watch out might be going to Ireland next.

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Re: My other hobby

PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:38 am
by SYN_Jedders
We'll you better watch out then...I've got a monks outfit...(fail)

Re: My other hobby

PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:32 am
by SYN_MrWolf
So what is your hobby then Rumey? Dressing up..collecintg suits or making them ? Looks nicely made btw !

Re: My other hobby

PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:32 am
by SYN_Bandy
He must not be married...

:lol:

Did you fashion the helmet yourself? Looks like fine metal work. I'm partial to the axe, but then again, I'm Canadian...

Re: My other hobby

PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:14 pm
by SYN_Flashman
I dress up in my Hobby. I also have a pointy hat. When I find one I'll post a pic...

Re: My other hobby

PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:19 pm
by SYN_Rumey
Did not get all dressed up for nothing....

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOYMQAre3qw&feature=kp[/youtube]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOYMQAre3qw&feature=kp

Re: My other hobby

PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:46 am
by SYN_Bandy
I remember that from my punk rock days, ah the angst of youth! But slam dancing with axes and swords, hmmm :???:
Looks like some take it pretty serious and it gets out of hand. Anyone ever loose a tooth, an eye, or limb?

Re: My other hobby

PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:05 pm
by SYN_Mugue
That looks more convincing than most movies I've ever seen.

When I've seen this kind of thing here, it's usually done with hockey sticks wrapped with foam and duct tape. That's some pretty hardcore commitment in gear! What's a shirt of chain mail go for these days?

Re: My other hobby

PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:34 pm
by SYN_Rumey
My chinmail is riveted, and is around 450 euros but that was a friend price. Quite heavy piece to at around 15 kg. The planked shield from pine wood and canvas I made myself and comes in at around 5 kg. Helmet another 1-2 kg. Gambeson (arming vest) 4 kg. Axe sword spear leather armour for underarms and hands and so on. = I need to train a lot to wear this shit and do anything but crawl. :wink: Some people do get hurt, but mostly because they don't wear enough protection or more likely they did not train enough and don't know how to defend themselves. Had a few years of it, so happy found my way back. Never felt more alive than now. :twisted:

Re: My other hobby

PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:32 am
by SYN_Rumey
Got to try out some easterstyle (contact fencing) at Moesgaard this year where they do mostly soft hit western style.I need a lot to practise before I am any good. A bit passive, but to good hits. I am front right (shield with intricate design).

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