Monday, April 6, 2009


I fought yesterday, but whenever I put my helmet on my weak headache turned into a migraine, so I only fought Gui and Oscad before I got out of armor. I really don't know how I was fighting, because the pain was making me dizzy and nauseas. I think I won a few fights.

I've decided to turn my 37 inch kite into an experiment, I'm fitting it with both a center grip and straps, and I'll play with both to decide what I want to do. I will end up with a 40" aluminum kite, but I don't know if it will be strapped or center grip (I'm leaning toward the latter).

Beau Geste was yesterday too. Info on that can be found here.

1 comment:

Ben Hitz said...

40" is too long for a centergrip, I think. Not that it's esthetically distasteful or unchivalrous or anyting, I just think that it will poke way down below your knee, or if you put the boss lower, it will completely blind you.

I often fight with a centergrip 40" "oval" scutum... it is BIG, but it's also 30-odd inches wide.

The "Western" c.g. kites are pretty much all 24"x36". Maybe a little wider. The key mod Titus made is to move the boss DOWN a few inches from the "center of radius" to give a little more passive head defense. Note that if you buy them cut, they will be wrong. I guess on a 40" they might be right!

- Sig