Gear Weight

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Chris_A, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. Chris_A

    Chris_A Member

    Is the weight of your gear any concern when dueling? Is it preferable to attempt to duel in the lightest outfit possible? Or could you as efficiently do it decked out in full protective gear?
  2. It's not the weight- it's the limited sight and mobility. I'm used to wearing a coaches-mask with back-of-the-head-protector, but it hampers your peripheral vision - and that's where the eyes register movement first. Wearing a thick fencing-jacket does not improve ones ability for small and quick movements, either.
    So, I'm doing the same as in fencing - dueling without any gear but with considerably less speed, but also gearing up and going full-speed.
  3. bK4n3

    bK4n3 Member

    Minor protection should be used unless you are comfortable with who you are dueling. I have seen some pretty nasty hits online from people who knew little what they were doing and not wearing armor of any kind.

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