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    If you have 85 bucks you can't go wrong with this:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Filipino-Eskrima-Kali-Stick-Fighting-Sparring-Headgear_W0QQitemZ150321215745QQcmdZViewItemQQptZM artial_Arts_Equipment?hash=item150321215745&_trksi d=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205|66%3A2|65%3A12| 39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50



    Looks like most site's recommend street hockey or regular hockey gloves.

    http://www.coldsteel.com/2007rules.html
    Last edited by Diesel_tke; 1/30/2009 3:00pm at .

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    Seconding hockey gloves. KIL/Kombat Instruments makes these gloves lots of FMA people like, but they're on the light side:
    http://bloodsport.com/product_info.p...products_id=21
    Wear some kendo headgear if you can, since it covers your throat and clavicle too, but it doesn't protect the back of your head (neither does a fencing mask) but it's rarely ever a target that's exposed. A fencing mask may not be enough for two people with two handed weapons with little experience (if you do go with fencing masks, use 3 weapon rated ones). Shin guards are nice but not totally necessary (I wear my kickboxing ones and they work fine). Elbow pads are not entirely necessary either, but something for your knees isn't a bad idea, because in stickfighting your kneecap can get displaced (the elbow doesn't have a similar anatomy). I've seen a DB fight where a kneecap was shattered, and it looked really, really painful. I sometimes wear indoor volleyball kneepads for stickfighting, but getting hit right on the knee is kind of a rarity in my experience. Expect your forearms to take some abuse- you can wear some forearm guards, but if you don't you'll probably be fine except for some neat bruises.

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    Hey, let us know the progress and how well it works!

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    So today, as I was getting a ride back from the train station, I found myself sitting on top of my housemate's old fencing helmet.
    I asked if I could borrow it for the stickfight, and he said yes.
    So now all I need are some gloves!
    I was thinking with those cheap ones I posted - what if I covered the backs in chain/scale mail? I realize that's a totally ridiculous idea for 99% of people, but I already work in mail.
    That kinda sounds fun....

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMightyMcClaw
    So today, as I was getting a ride back from the train station, I found myself sitting on top of my housemate's old fencing helmet.
    I asked if I could borrow it for the stickfight, and he said yes.
    So now all I need are some gloves!
    I was thinking with those cheap ones I posted - what if I covered the backs in chain/scale mail? I realize that's a totally ridiculous idea for 99% of people, but I already work in mail.
    That kinda sounds fun....
    If the other guy is gonna be using a shinai and you don't have a piano recital that night, you can get by with almost anything. But you will be happier with hockey/kendo gloves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyOldGuy
    If the other guy is gonna be using a shinai and you don't have a piano recital that night, you can get by with almost anything. But you will be happier with hockey/kendo gloves.
    Unfortunately, I do have a piano recital that night; it's right before the open-heart surgery I'm going to be performing.
    Should I try to reschedule those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMightyMcClaw
    Unfortunately, I do have a piano recital that night; it's right before the open-heart surgery I'm going to be performing.
    Should I try to reschedule those?
    No, you should get hockey gloves. Besides, if you do something weird with chainmail or similar, then you can't punch moose. And how often does life hand you opportunities like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyOldGuy
    No, you should get hockey gloves. Besides, if you do something weird with chainmail or similar, then you can't punch moose. And how often does life hand you opportunities like that.
    Why on earth would wearing a chainmail glove make me not punch Moose?
    It seems like it'd only make the experience more satisfying.
    But yes, I will try to get hockey gloves.
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    Steet Hockey gloves + Fencing helmet. Higher Consciousness Through Harder Contact ;)
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    A good gorget if you can find it is always nice to have. I'm not sure where to get one though. I bought mine at an SCA heavy list.

    Anyway, good luck!

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