Post by ATTICVS ROMANVS on Jul 31, 2005 21:03:00 GMT -5
It's computer packing foam, and I need to find out where to buy some. Actually, you can get away with using blue foam and couch foam, but it's difficult and it won't last long. I got a few stabbing tips and arrows to pass that way at Ragnarok.
Hey, that was a veryyyyyyyyyyyy close guess.... good one too. Actually it was a trick question. The year Dhugal and I went to Winter Wolf, all the guys were hanging out in Oron's basement. At the time, Dhugal was actually using black electrical tape. Finn said hey you are going to lose your grip on that sword and haphazardly stuck some grip tape on it. Of course Dhugal being Dhugal had to take it apart and rewrap it "properly". So, in reality noone "taught" Dhugal how to use it, they just gave him a good idea.
Finn was adamant that I would lose my grip, even though I had years experience and had never lost an electrical tape gripped weapon. One thing I learned from it all was that grip tape needs replacing alot less than electrical tape does... that's really the main reason I use it now. I usually would go through 4 or 5 grips per season when I used electrical tape. I still have the mace that I started using grip tape on, but am in the process of re-flanging it. So far it has lasted since March of '03 and I decided to rebuild it after Equinox last year, once it is done we shall see how long it lasts.
When a man lies, he murders some part of the world, These are the pale deaths which men miscall their lives, All this I cannot bear to witness any longer, Cannot the Kingdom of Salvation... Take me home
Post by Aidan Furey on Sept 25, 2005 20:59:33 GMT -5
Fabric store should carry Open-celled foam, usually in the back. Along with an array of other things that can be used for dag weapons like, Poly-Fill For rocks, and a nice selection of Magenta, Violet, and Turquoise... :-P
Acc-CESS-ORIZE your Weapons with Gold-Beeded Tassels, the possibilities are ENDLESS!
Those Who Want to Live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live~ Adolf Hitler
Post by Alric, son of Harland on Sept 26, 2005 13:08:54 GMT -5
Tynan's foam is good, but it's narrow across the top, so it only works for stabbing tips, arrows, and javelins. If you want to use grey foam for a shield, I'd avoid Tynan's foam because you'd have seams, which isn't a good thing.