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Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Nov 23, 2013 - 09:56pm PT
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Framing away . . . just a little cabin at 10,000 feet.

Nice views!
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Nov 23, 2013 - 10:04pm PT
Very cool Kalimon. Beautiful.

Hennek and I use to have a piece of property near there on Hasting Mesa, back in the early 80s.
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Nov 23, 2013 - 10:12pm PT
Nice one Guido!

I was wondering who would identify the location . . . didn't take you very long. LOL!

Yellow Mountain for Guido.
Yellow Mountain for Guido.
Credit: Kalimon
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Nov 23, 2013 - 10:13pm PT
Kalimon,now that's what I call a site.

Nice looking work.

Same to you Brandon.
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Nov 23, 2013 - 10:19pm PT
Thanks Wilbeer . . . probably the most beautiful I've had the good fortune of being involved with . . . there are some other really awesome ones too. As an Ophir lover, this one is special.

Ames Wall for Wilbeer.
Ames Wall for Wilbeer.
Credit: Kalimon
salad

Big Wall climber
Nov 24, 2013 - 06:35pm PT
well ive never really built anything, but today decided to give a shot at a shed. we'll see how it goes.

Credit: salad
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Nov 24, 2013 - 06:51pm PT
Props to all the building folks, so much beautiful work here and I just love the diversity.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Nov 24, 2013 - 07:26pm PT
So... I got in Medieval marshal arts and heavy fighting... So I needed some armor to keep from getting concussions and broken bones. So I made a 14th Century set of armor and Coat of Plates based on the Wisby finds. My friend Sam did most of the metal work, but I did all the rest.

Total weight of the armor kit is 60 pounds.

-The steel helmet was purchased, but I added a maille aventail to protect my neck. The facial grid obviously protects my face from direct hits.

-I made the coat of plates from 5-oz oil-tanned leather, and riveted metal plates to the leather using copper rivets. Shoulder armor is made from lames of metal connected with leather straps and rivets.

-The arm harness consists of metal elbow cops and metal vambraces for the forearms. The mitten gauntlets are not "period" but anything less protective would lead to severe hand injuries.

-The leg harness consists of heavy cuir bouilli riveted thigh plates, metal knee cops and leather boots. I am wearing soccer shin pads inside of the boots.

-The shield is metal with a painted leather cover.

I have been fighting in this kit, and it stands up well to blows from the hardest hitters. No broken ribs yet! But I took a direct hit on the gauntlet from a two-handed glaive, and even with the metal plates and underlying padding it tore open all of my knuckles and I couldn't make a fist for a week. ):

If you've not seen the heavy fighting that we do, there's a video at the bottom. Full-speed, full-force fighting. The "meat" of the vid starts at 0:25 sec.

Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat


wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Nov 24, 2013 - 07:31pm PT
That is awesome SLR.

Like the shield.

edit;That vid is hilarious ,what squirt boating was not tough enough for you ,Harry?
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Nov 24, 2013 - 07:40pm PT
Like the shield.


I fight with a hard-hitting mercinary group known by our foes as "The Bastards with Black Hammers."
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Nov 24, 2013 - 07:44pm PT
Looks like alot of fun.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Nov 24, 2013 - 08:10pm PT
sponsored by q-tip?
You talking about the pads on the tips of the weapons? You would kill someone if those weapons weren't padded, especially the spears.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Nov 24, 2013 - 09:11pm PT
Looks like the opposing mobs could use a little close order drill and discipline.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Nov 24, 2013 - 09:32pm PT
i read that pikes were a real weapon to be rekoned with in those days

Spears, pikes, glaives... Depends on the century. All were deadly. You can generate a tremendous amount of force with a two-handed weapon. Hence the padding on the weapons that we use today in Medieval marshal arts.

Looks like the opposing mobs could use a little close order drill and discipline.

It's a lot harder than you can imagine to maintain proper discipline in all of that chaos, even when you train every week. Your visibility is limited, for one, because of your helmet. You're wearing 60-70 pounds of armor, sweating like crazy and gasping for air it's so tiring. And the armies are composed of dozens platoons from all over the place - much like in the Medieval days - and all of the groups are trained differently. Only during the large-scale wars do they all come together and fight as armies. We train weekly but some of the platoons train only a few times a year.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Nov 24, 2013 - 09:52pm PT
Which is exactly why the Romans conquered the known world.

Ricky

climber
Sometimes LA
Nov 24, 2013 - 09:57pm PT

Even on this thread you pretend to have an education?
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Nov 24, 2013 - 09:58pm PT
TGT is right
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Nov 24, 2013 - 10:00pm PT
So, how does a combatant get 'killed' so they're out of the fight? Some of those folks were landing fierce blows with their weapon of choice. Does the fight ever roll off into the parking lot because a fighter might have been a bit over zealous and beat the snot out of another?
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Nov 24, 2013 - 10:21pm PT
So, how does a combatant get 'killed' so they're out of the fight?
Various Gentleman's rules apply. If you take a killng blow, then you leave the fight. Example: any strike to the face is a kill. Shots to the face must be light taps only, hard blows are prohibited. A full-force blow to the hip from a 2-handed weapon is a kill. The groin is not a legal target, but an inadvertant shot to the groin is a kill. A light blow to the head is not a kill, but a full-force headshot is a kill. Etc.

The result of a full-force kill shot to the hip with a 2-handed weapon. Learn to defend yourself. Or get better armor.
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

Does the fight ever roll off into the parking lot because a fighter might have been a bit over zealous and beat the snot out of another?

No. There is a long apprenticeship period before you become authorized to fight outside of your local group. The apprenticeship weeds out those with tempers. You can't fight for recreation if you have a temper and can't follow the rules. And you can't hold grudges if you fight for fun.

In actuality, there is a lot of apologizing and asking "Are you okay?" on the field.
Killing the wounded enemy
Killing the wounded enemy
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Friends with the enemy
Friends with the enemy
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
this just in

climber
north fork
Nov 24, 2013 - 10:45pm PT
Damn that's a gnarly bruise SLR!
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