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At one campus I fight there is a quidditch group. They hand to hold what looks like a PVC pipe between their legs so at a distance it looks like everyone has a strap on. I think the only reason it's popular is because it's one sport that a lot of girls join, so these groups pop up quickly.
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Thought you needed to be able to fly to play quidditch

 

If you can't fly (and most people can't), you might as well ride one of these

 

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cool link, will watch
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I got to the part where he said stabbing someone like that would have to go through three layers of armor. No, dude, it's six.

Plus he never seems to notice the most atrocious part of the choreography, which is that all the x-on-1 guys just stand around half the time, or move really, really slowly.
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The only thing that's a shame about that video is you got taken out before fighting the girl.

Seriously, props to you for letting your freak flag fly. (0)

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I have about 8 years LARPing experience.

Check out some of my sweet moves starting at 7:59
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Originally Posted by Reggs View Post

I have about 8 years LARPing experience.

Check out some of my sweet moves starting at 7:59

Why does everyone only have 1 hand gripping the padded sword or whatever y'all are using? Is it against the rules to use both hands?
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I got to the part where he said stabbing someone like that would have to go through three layers of armor. No, dude, it's six.

Plus he never seems to notice the most atrocious part of the choreography, which is that all the x-on-1 guys just stand around half the time, or move really, really slowly.

true that, but still u shouldnt be able to thrust through even 3..

he does say realistic fight would be rather short and boring by tv standards, it's tv convention and by tv convention standards this fight is not bad
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he does say realistic fight would be rather short and boring by tv standards, it's tv convention and by tv convention standards this fight is not bad

This is a good point. Think about the average match in fencing. Every point scored would basically be a kill or a serious injury. Most points last a second or two. It's the same in kendo. Most of the moves simulate someone losing a hand or taking a hit to the forehead or across the midsection. If it were a real fight with real swords it would all be over in an instant.
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This is a good point. Think about the average match in fencing. Every point scored would basically be a kill or a serious injury. Most points last a second or two. It's the same in kendo. Most of the moves simulate someone losing a hand or taking a hit to the forehead or across the midsection. If it were a real fight with real swords it would all be over in an instant.

I don't think so, at least not with medieval fighting with armour etc. I think it would be long and a bit wrestling like, almost.
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I don't think so, at least not with medieval fighting with armour etc. I think it would be long and a bit wrestling like, almost.

Yeah, armor (and especially shields) would prolong things a bit, I suppose.
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I'm no expert on the question, obviously, but my impression is that fights between armored combatants would typically end with one being incapacitated rather than killed outright. Certainly it'd be unusual to stick somebody and have them immediately keel over dead like on television.
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I'm no expert on the question, obviously, but my impression is that fights between armored combatants would typically end with one being incapacitated rather than killed outright. Certainly it'd be unusual to stick somebody and have them immediately keel over dead like on television.

I remember reading one time that in a lot of fights between people in full armor one fighter would gain the upper hand and dump the other guy on the ground, then get on top of him and put a pointy dagger to his throat or armpit or other exposed spot, and either kill him or get him to yield.
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If you had a sword and went up against an armored opponent the fights would get weird. People would hold their sword one hand on the blade, one hand on the handle and try to jab their opponent like it was a spear and put their weight behind it, or turn their sword upside down and they to pierce the armor with an impact from the crossguard. I can't think of any movie that's shown this though.

It's like shaving your public hair. The idea itself seems risky and intimidating, but once you try it you know it's no big deal.
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Initially I was going to mention that I my fencing experience in college might qualify as having swordfighting experience but thought I might get laughed at

Fencing is a serious sport, bro. My wife broke her elbow and now has 2 titanium screws in her arm because of it.
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