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Reply #30 - Apr 2nd, 2013 at 6:26pm
 
The shields I imagined for the shooters would be maybe a bit bigger than a "buckler" shield.  About 50 cm in diameter (ironically the same size as a Diana!).
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Reply #31 - Apr 2nd, 2013 at 7:01pm
 
LightSlinger wrote on Apr 2nd, 2013 at 6:26pm:
The shields I imagined for the shooters would be maybe a bit bigger than a "buckler" shield.  About 50 cm in diameter (ironically the same size as a Diana!).

Mine are more of a traditional saxon/britan shield shape.
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Reply #32 - Apr 2nd, 2013 at 7:52pm
 
I've used a Buckler when I was practising a European style of martial art fencing. They are very effective, but being held by one hand it would not be so good for a sling game. A modified style that could be strapped to the forearm would be much better and with missiles in the form of tennis balls flying around, I would expect a shield to be appropriate. A more sport type padded looking shield might be less detracting from the sporting connotations that LS is envisioning. If it looked too martial it might be off putting to some potential players.
Just my own thoughts on it. I wouldn't care if I had a round shield slung across my back and dressed like a Viking Berserker  Grin


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Reply #33 - Apr 2nd, 2013 at 8:31pm
 
Yeah man, that's what I thought a buckler was..  A very small shield that strapped or buckled to your off-hand forearm.  It would be very difficult if you had to hold it with your hand! Lol.   Ideally, I would outfit my team with plexiglass shields.  Wouldn't block your vision, super lightweight, and tough!  Also, you're totally right!  Shields like that would look very sporty and not so reminiscent of combat.
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Reply #34 - Apr 3rd, 2013 at 9:38am
 
LightSlinger wrote on Apr 2nd, 2013 at 12:12am:
You know it mate..  I think you just named our team!  The Wildfire!  Love it!

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not to mention power and viciousness (me anyway Smiley )
Even as a kid throwing tennis balls I would always aim for the head or groin whistle

These big round vertial targets - they've got nets in to catch the balls ?
Otherwose it'd could hard to tell if you got one through.
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Reply #35 - Apr 3rd, 2013 at 3:14pm
 
Ok...How do you imagine to strap the shield to the off-hand? Close to the wrist or to the elbow?
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Reply #36 - Apr 3rd, 2013 at 4:55pm
 
Curious Aardvark wrote on Apr 3rd, 2013 at 9:38am:
LightSlinger wrote on Apr 2nd, 2013 at 12:12am:
You know it mate..  I think you just named our team!  The Wildfire!  Love it!

Moreover, Bill made a terrible mistake...

We choose Curious_Aardvark, David Morningstar and Camo_Sling!

You guys are sooooo hosed...  Age and Experience win the game boys..  Age and Experience..


not to mention power and viciousness (me anyway Smiley )
Even as a kid throwing tennis balls I would always aim for the head or groin whistle

These big round vertial targets - they've got nets in to catch the balls ?
Otherwose it'd could hard to tell if you got one through.  


Lol.  All the more reason to wear face shields and cups!!  And yes each upright target should be equipped with nets. 
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Reply #37 - Apr 3rd, 2013 at 4:58pm
 
Dilyan Ganev wrote on Apr 3rd, 2013 at 3:14pm:
Ok...How do you imagine to strap the shield to the off-hand? Close to the wrist or to the elbow?


Well, I would say its player preference, but personally, I think they would be more effective closer to the wrist since they would be more mobile there.
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Reply #38 - Apr 3rd, 2013 at 5:53pm
 
With the one I linked earlier, you have a strap around the forearm and another in the palm of your hand, but it doesn't keep you from grabbing your ammo or sling pouch.

Plus, as LS said, you are more mobile from the hand than from the elbow ^^
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Reply #39 - Apr 3rd, 2013 at 6:56pm
 
I would double strap a shield, and with a smallish buckler type shield, that's going to be low on the forearm anyway. the second strap  near the hand could be a bit looser to allow more freedom to use that hand. It could be a grab loop rather than a firm strap. Since these things would have to be made specially for this game, I would be inclined to add a padded ratcheting clamp similar to a generic mobile 'phone holder in a car, as well as two straps. This would make the shield more stable in event of a solid hit. Straps might tend to allow a twisting motion. The 'clamp' between them gripping the arm would act a little like a splint to prevent that. It might also act like a safety hazard though, so more thought as to it's necessity might be required.
Also, there is no reason why the shield needs to extend past the knuckles. if your fingers and thumb are free to move past the rim of the shield, then the player is able to reach down to pick up a ball with out the shield being jambed up the arm, or being a hinderance.


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Reply #40 - Apr 4th, 2013 at 5:39pm
 
Lightslinger...have you been watching the Fantastic Mr. Fox?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTHll8hULao
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Reply #41 - Apr 4th, 2013 at 6:33pm
 
Arcane Tinker wrote on Apr 4th, 2013 at 5:39pm:
Lightslinger...have you been watching the Fantastic Mr. Fox?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTHll8hULao


Never seen it actually.  Does Funda ball remind you of whackbat?
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Reply #42 - Apr 4th, 2013 at 6:43pm
 
It does indeed. Can we have flaming pinecones and divide by nine?
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Reply #43 - Apr 8th, 2013 at 2:03am
 
Arcane Tinker wrote on Apr 4th, 2013 at 6:43pm:
It does indeed. Can we have flaming pinecones and divide by nine?


Sure.  I guess we just have to add "Flame Retardant" to the Uniform Requirements... And only if I can bring a calculator..
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Reply #44 - Apr 8th, 2013 at 7:23am
 
Okay, so I think an update is in order..

   I have been, in between all the witty banter, typing up the rules for Funda Ball.  I will probably be able to post the Preliminary Rule Set within the next couple of days.  So, stay tuned and I'll put on my armor for the inevitible barrage of opinion!   Grin
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