Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Nine Mile Falls, Washington
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Jousting IS painful, but it's a lot less painful if you use different means of jousting [i.e. using break away tips, cornels, hitting the shield rather than the person]. The jousters I work with, always get out of their practices with just a black and blue bruise on their arms from how hard their shields are hit. And the random chunks of flesh being torn from the armor, of course... but that can be solved by lots and lots of under armor padding. :p
Kitten Val, there are some youtube videos of how the Joust team I work with jousts. I can post them up if you would not mind me doing so. : 3
We use Aussies, and by far, they are much preferred over Westerns.