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    09-09-2011, 03:08 AM
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Yearling
Jousting

This probably isn't the proper place so I apologize in advance.

I work with an equestrian team at a Renaissance Festival and I am part of the ground crew for our Joust team. I have a few pictures of what we do which I plan on posting up on the forum later, but I was wondering if anyone else does it, and what their thoughts are.
     
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    09-09-2011, 11:24 AM
  #2
Yearling
Does using pool noodles count? I've done that.
     
    09-09-2011, 12:21 PM
  #3
Yearling
What we do is actually use real lances, dress in armor, and the like, how they did it back in the renaissance age.

It's dangerous, possibly life threatening, and painful as hell, but the riders love it. One of them lost a chunk of skin on his breast just from last practice we had.
     
    09-09-2011, 01:31 PM
  #4
Weanling
I don't do it but I'm a big dork and love ren fairs. Is it an sca thing or just a local type thing?
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    09-09-2011, 03:06 PM
  #5
Weanling
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Originally Posted by thesilverspear    
Does using pool noodles count? I've done that.
Lol!
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    09-09-2011, 03:26 PM
  #6
Green Broke
Ouch,I use my dressage whip and say"charge" when I play around...oh boy,that was one of my secrets.
     
    09-09-2011, 03:54 PM
  #7
Showing
I've never done it but I always enjoyed watching. About the closest I've ever come to jousting is playing "chicken" with an angry momma-cow LOL.

I would love to see some pictures, the horses and riders always look so majestic in the armor and decorations.
     
    09-09-2011, 05:53 PM
  #8
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Deschutes    
What we do is actually use real lances, dress in armor, and the like, how they did it back in the renaissance age.

It's dangerous, possibly life threatening, and painful as hell, but the riders love it. One of them lost a chunk of skin on his breast just from last practice we had.
Well, yes. I had figured that out.
     
    09-09-2011, 06:30 PM
  #9
Yearling
I will definitely post some pictures.

It's so awesome when you see the tips just splinter in tiny bits and shreds. And the rush you get when you watch them charging, oh man it's awesome.

I don't know if SCA does it, as far as I know, they just do armored fights and such. There are Ren Festivals all over the US, I just happen to live right at the festival site. If you look up your area, you might find quite a few different festivals near your area.

Not quite as glamorous, but this year coming up, we plan on changing that decoration wise.


Supposedly historically accurate!

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    09-09-2011, 06:35 PM
  #10
Yearling
I've always wanted to do it but never had the chance! (except for with pool noodles like silverspear said)
     

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